Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is cycle touring in China on Thursday, 25th-October-2012. Yumen to Jiayuguan. 79 miles. Normal service resumed today, not so flat, hence the normal sort of mileage.
I’ve been riding on the toll road for a few days now, which I’m obviously not supposed to But the main road I’m meant to be on, which for the best part runs alongside, is awful! It’s bumpy, potholed and not very wide, so if a vehicle comes in the opposite direction, I have to get onto the gravel! Hence I’m on the toll road. It’s always a bit of a nervous time trying to get back on it riding through the toll booths. This morning was okay. The girl in the booth was fast asleep!
Tonight’s hotel seems to have a few Westerners staying, mainly French and German. But they were all talking in English. Although I never spoke to any of them, I enjoyed hearing English being spoken, not that I could really hear what they were talking about!
Don’t forget the main reason behind my ride. I want to raise as much money for cancer research charities as possible. After my wife, Josie, died of breast cancer in 2007, aged only 42. Even the smallest donation helps. You can donate to Cancer Research UK or the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation. Click on either one to donate. Every little bit helps to rid the world of this cruel disease.
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