Day 2 Zhenzezhen to Yixing
Day two and we are feeling good. We had an early start from Zhenzezhen to try and escape the heat. However, today was "re si le" which means extremely hot! We have been keeping hydrated and eating healthy and our main source of fuel has been watermelon.
I believe between myself and Ho Young we ate two watermelons each to keep moving through the heat.... The first part of our day we made our way to Huzhou and then headed into the mountains towards Yixing. We have cycled 220 km thus far, just 4000 km to go....
My trailer is losing weight slowly as we made pit stops in many communities. We came across many wonderful children and youth throughout our travels today. There were a few occasions that the children were hesitant to approach me... I am guessing it is because to them I look like "Chewbacca" on wheels. However, the children were enjoying the privilege to play and it was nice to witness their energy and happiness. Tomorrow we are heading to Lishui...jiayou!
Zong family who were very kind and invited us for some tea.
The children of the Yuan family were very excited for receiving a new soccer ball and frisbee.
This kid was going crazy with his new ball.
7/2/2012 10:05:06 am
7/2/2012 11:49:14 am
So cool!!!!!!!!! u guys will go to kashgar in the end, is it a city that in Xinjiang?
7/2/2012 01:55:56 pm
Yes we are heading to Xinjiang. We just stopped for lunch in Huqiao.
7/2/2012 09:00:42 pm
I'll go to Xinjiang in the middle of this month to vist my grandparents. I think xinjiang will be extremly hot! hope u guys be careful to the temperature,good luck!!!
7/2/2012 12:27:25 pm
7/3/2012 09:24:34 am
Yoyo good to hear from you and I just spoke to Mr. Butcher about you taking Pe 12. Keep moving this summer and have fun.
7/2/2012 12:39:17 pm
Dear Paul and Ho Young. Your photos are amazing so far. Just the beginning of your trip and already you have inspired change! I am so proud of you both and excited to spread the word and share your tale with my family and friends. Keep riding hard. The kids clearly need you! Will write again soon! Nikki
7/2/2012 02:00:35 pm
Cease and Tim
7/2/2012 01:56:01 pm
Thank you so much for sharing your daily updates Paul. It is amazing what your team is doing. The smiles on the faces of the children tell it all. Life runs on.....
7/2/2012 03:54:02 pm
Hi Paul & Ho you should be proud of what you are doing, you must both feel great when you see the smiles on the faces of the children each day. We will be following your updates all the way! Great stuff
7/2/2012 09:55:24 pm
Showing everyone here in Indonesia what you're doing, and they're inspired, as am I! I know the energy...it's amazing! Ride safely!
7/3/2012 09:27:50 am
7/2/2012 10:06:29 pm
Crazy watermelons. You guys are so cool...Great to see these smile on those kids! Take care...
7/2/2012 10:37:04 pm
you're my proud son. what a special experience !...You're younger but time so so fast and time is limited. Whenever, whereever Do your best and have a good time. My family arrived in grandfather's home....C u again...^^
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