Today we woke up to beautiful scenery and we had a very peaceful sleep. Many farmers that were out early in the fields were puzzled of our existence....We had some fruit for breakfast and then we jumped on the saddle.
We met many cyclists today...A few gentlemen had the Truong Huynh setup of plastic bags for panniers and one duffle bag on the back rack....The only thing missing was a oil can and hammer dangling from the handle bars....When I compare our bikes to other travelers, we are rocking mobile homes....
我们今天遇到了很多骑车的人…有几个人的装扮像Truong Huynh 一样，用塑料袋当侧边篮，后面的架子上放一个帆布包…只差一个油罐子和挂在自行车把手上的锤子…和他们比起来，我们的车子强多了，简直就是移动的家。
We covered a lot of ground through the mountains and we stopped for our daily Muslim fix in a city called Hui Ning. I ordered a dish that is typically for two and the owner believed that it was too much food for one person...l tried making a bet with the owner that if I finish the plate, I would get one free...but he learned quickly that I can put away large amounts of meat.... It was a great place and the owner gave us a little tour of the city to make sure we continued on the right path.
After lunch we continued up into the mountains. The scenery has been unbelievable....We are surrounded by beautiful canyons and valleys. Everywhere you look is stunning and the uphill climbs don't seem so strenuous when your views are so spectacular.
The children throughout the mountains work very hard at a very young age. I thought I worked hard when I was young delivering papers three times a week....It is nice to perform a random act of kindness to these people and they always offer something in return.
We are getting very close to Qinghai! We are looking forward to jumping in the lake and going for a swim! We are pushing hard up these hills everyday and we are looking forward to the road ahead of us.....Jiayou baby!
Elevation of 2075 meters outside of Ding Xi....it was an unreal
Beautiful lady working in the fields of Gangsu.