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Quick Day

The multi-colored patriotic line is my route.

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From Qinhuangdao to Luanxian, Hebei, China.
I left at 8:30 am and arrived at 3 pm.

Today's Total Distance: 94 km
Trip Total Distance: 783 km

I spent a day in Qinhuangdao and visited The Dragon Head section of The Great Wall. I have to say that I enjoyed the intensely more touristy section at Badaling, Bejing. Anyways, the rest of the day, I washed most of my clothes, and gave my bike a bath. I also changed the tube in the front wheel because I was becoming too worried that it was going to go flat at any minute from the quick job the Chinese guy did a few days ago. After changing the tube and pumping up both tires, I’ve concluded there’s something wrong with my bike pump, and I need to buy a new one. I can only get my tires up to 25 psi.

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Me trying to look cool.

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Great picture squatting

Today’s weather was less than desirable, like always, and of course the day wouldn’t be complete without some rain, but I met my distance goal so I’m happy about that. In fact, today’s ride was incredibly easy and I even thought about continuing to the next city, but when I saw that 50 km sign, I decided enough is enough. I feel good, and my endurance is much better than a week ago. I was flying down the road the whole day.

I’m planning a big day tomorrow and tomorrow is looking good. I’m going to rip it up and should finish the day and week 2 with a new personal best!

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Much of the highway was under construction. This part lasted almost 10 km.

Posted by Springroll2011 06:13

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Your strength and endurance are building up fast.
The Wall looks cool dropping into the sea.
And you do look "cool".

by Mom and Dad

Hi cyclist supreme: Can't tell you how much Mort & I have been enjoying your blog! You write great, and feel like we're there with you.
Sounds like not to dull a trip, afterall.
Look forward to seeing you and Summer soon.
Love you, Grandma (and Mort)

by grandma

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