Week 5: Stats

Stats (from departure day in Shanghai):
Kilometers: 1540+707= 2247
Provinces crossed: 7 (Shanghai, Jiangsu, Anhui, Henan, Shaanxi, Ningxia, Gansu)
Highest Altitude reached: 2405m

Longest Tunnel:  2.4km

Cycling behind Matthieu in a badly ventilated tunnel after a lunch of Mutton soup almost proved too much

Cycling behind Matthieu in a badly ventilated tunnel after a lunch of Mutton soup almost proved too much

US president-run fast food chains: 2

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Come eat at Obama Hot-Pot today"

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Come eat at Obama Hot-Pot today”

Road signs we are struggling to understand: 2

Mind your head? Zombie crossing?

Mind your head? Zombie crossing?

Watch out for the tree...and the house? (we have seen this sign post literally five times a day since leaving Shanghai)

Watch out for the tree…and the house? (we have seen this sign post literally five times a day since leaving Shanghai)

Hat tricks by Ronaldin(h)o: 1

Why be an overpaid pundit on sky sports when you can sell straw hats in China?

Why be an overpaid pundit on sky sports when you can sell straw hats in China?

Sin Cities: 1 (Yongshou, Shaanxi Province)

Las Vegas, Shaanxi, China

Las Vegas, Shaanxi, China

Places paying tribute to Mao Zedong: 17

The centre square of a newly built village in Gansu pays tribute to the emblems of China: Mao, The Great Wall, The Forbidden City. We pointed out to the Mayor that the Louis Vuitton boutique was missing to which he agreed to amend

The centre square of a newly built village in Gansu pays tribute to the emblems of China: Mao, The Great Wall, The Forbidden City. We pointed out to the Mayor that the Louis Vuitton boutique was missing to which he agreed to amend

Great Philosophers:  2

Embracing Chinese cultural heritage in Xi'an

Embracing Chinese cultural heritage in Xi’an

T'ai chi ch'uan with Master Zhang has proven to be an excellent way to avoid cycler's cramp in the evening

Tai ji quan with Master Zhang has proven to be an excellent way to avoid cycler’s cramp in the evening

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