Day 5 Wuhu to Hefei
Yesterday was a big day! We started off our morning by riding into the east side of Wuhu to visit the Wuhu Orphanage. We dropped off some equipment, but unfortunately we were not allowed to visit the children because an appointement is required by the provincial government. However, Li Huang Li the director of the Orphanage was very kind and she gave us her word that the equipment would get to the children.
Now it was time to head to Hefei which was 150 km from our destination. We decided to take the road less traveled instead of the express way. We took the "Xian Dao" old country road to Hefei....and it was a bumpy ride for most of the way. However, it was test to see the durability of our bikes and trailer and we survived.
We are now biking through the mountains and country side which has been beautiful. The rice fields have been stunning and the people in these small communities have been very kind. At times I have been challenging the locals for a little sport, a race throughout the country side...This old cat was cold as ice, but in the end I pulled through...
Our first big climb of our trip took place during this leg. We climbed Tai Hu Shan right outside of Gaochun and the views were spectacular. The great thing about having the trailer is when I descend from the top of mountain, I am coming down with speed and the "Korean Express" is leading the charge.
After our descend we met some locals right outside of Tai Hu Shan and we gave them some sporting equipment before making our last push towards Hefei.
We arrived in Hefei to our hotel at 11 o'clock last night after a 170 km ride. We had to add an extra 20 km to get to the city center which was chaotic. Today, we are refilling the trailer and heading to Lu An. Thank you everyone for your support, everytime we stop we read your comments which give us that extra push....
Thinking about purchasing one of these visors for the ride....
7/5/2012 02:53:56 pm
Good for you guys to take "Xian Dao", you get to see the real China!!!
7/5/2012 03:47:54 pm
This orphanage seems much more bigger than the one in Wujiang!
7/5/2012 03:50:48 pm
I had better chase your guys by my car from Shanghai on your way to Lu An.
7/5/2012 04:26:59 pm
Amazing scenery! Both of you are amazing. Stay strong and stay hydrated. Lets see some more watermelon pics! : )
7/5/2012 04:49:30 pm
It's great to see you guys so happy on your way. The photos are amazin. Wish you the best ! :)
7/5/2012 06:01:45 pm
You guys are awesome ! The pics are great. Have a great time !
7/5/2012 06:05:33 pm
Amazing!Goodluck for you two!
7/5/2012 07:48:53 pm
it might rain soon, hope you do not have to camp out
7/6/2012 03:32:15 pm
Thanks Lisa for the heads up. We could use a little rain to cool off.
7/5/2012 09:01:37 pm
Amazing, you must saw lots of green during the riding. The "scarves" that you guys wear are really cool. What are they used for?
7/6/2012 03:35:02 pm
They are used to protect us from the dust on the roads and the carbon emissions coming from the vehicles.
7/5/2012 11:42:44 pm
Good luck and keep going!!!!!!
9/26/2012 04:28:03 pm
I am pleased to read your post. I was searching for the related topic you discussed in there. Good job. All the best.
5/22/2013 12:30:43 pm
They don't have the same colour, flexibility, or durability.
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