Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is cycle touring in China on Tuesday, 23rd-October-2012. North of Liuyuan to Liuyuan. 31 miles. The bike was frozen again when I got up this morning. I thawed it out with hot water, but by the time I’d loaded it all up, it had frozen again!
I still find it hard to believe that it does freeze. But I’ve got a theory on it! When I was in Australia, and I had the bike serviced, I got them to re-grease the front bearings, and I’m thinking that because the climate is a lot warmer there, their grease isn’t as frostproof! Maybe!
Short ride today wanted to make sure I had a hotel for the night.
In the cafe at lunchtime I was doing English lessons with the young girl, who must have been about 11, that was good fun. Busy little town. I think that a lot of traders come here by train for the day to sell their wares.
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