Back on the saddle again and time to reload the trailer. We had a late start to the day because we had to rest. Eventually we got on the road, but we had to pedal hard out to the post office to receive the equipment from Decathlon in a town outside of Hefei. Once we arrived at the China Post, we had to battle with "Chung Li" who was not in a good mood and she was making it very difficult for us to receive the equipment. I told her that I thought she could use a hug and eventually we won her over.
The distance of this leg was only 80 km from Hefei to Lu An; however, we made several pit stops in several communities. During our first stop we were surrounded by several children. Unfortunately, we can't give everyone a ball, but we are trying to promote the idea of sharing within each community to instill the principles of play.
Sport and play is chaotic espeically at the beginning stages when we are young and experimenting with our friends. Balls are flying all over the place and hitting us in the face。Children are knocking down flower pots and parents are getting angry. These are the elements that make play fun and teach kids how to co-exist with one another. There are many lessons that are taught through sport and play; teamwork, respect for others, communication and fair play which we are witnessing at it's beginning stages throughout our travels.
Today we will be heading to Gu Shi, a city located in the province of Henan. We have cycled over 600 km, but our adventure has only begun....Until next time, Jiayou!