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2 Weeks in the Dust

The multi-colored patriotic line is my route.


From Luanxian to Ninghe, Hebei, China.
I left at 8:30 am and arrived at 5 pm.

Today's Total Distance: 115 km
Trip Total Distance: 898 km

I’ve have officially finished my second week. My original goal was to at Tianjin Harbor in two weeks, and I’m pretty close to that. What I’ve learned in these two weeks is that it’s difficult to stick to the planned daily route because weather, or like today, heavy road construction, can really mess up those plans. I feel that if you can come anywhere near your planned route then you should be satisfied.

The first week I was hurting bad and still trying to make little adjustments on my bike, however this week I have felt much better with less aches and pains. I recover faster, but I do limp while walking because of a stiff knee after a long day riding. It’s interesting to compare the first and second week; I do feel that my endurance is much better. Even with less riding days in my second week, I still surpassed my first week’s kilometer total.

Week 1
6 riding days

Day 1: 83 km
Day 2: 56 km
Day 3: 87 km
Day 4: 74 km
Day 5: 49 km
Day 6: 83 km

Week 1 total kilometers: 432 km
Week 1 daily riding average: 72 km

Week 2
5 riding days

Day 7: 92 km
Day 8: 47 km
Day 9: 118 km
Day 10: 94 km
Day 11: 115 km

Week 2 total kilometers: 466 km
Week 2 daily riding average: 93.2 km

Sorry. No pics today. Today was the dirtiest riding day yet. It was a pure dustbowl, and 40 kilometers of unfinished, rocky, muddy highway. Tomorrow will be a real short two or three hour ride to Tianjin Harbor and then I’ll call it a day. I’m going to skip my day off the next day, so tomorrow’s short ride will act as my day off.

Posted by Springroll2011 06:44

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by martetim

Hang in there baby! You are such a good writer about your adventures!
Mort & I are leaving for Italy this Sunday, then Paris and Amsterdam - gone for a month (counting a 2 week cruise to get over there). Would do a blog too if I knew how!!!
Keep up the good work...
Love you, Grandma & Mort

by grandma

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