China, Cycling The World 10th-November-2012

Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is in China, cycling around the world on Saturday, 10th-November-2012. Hongsibu to Dingbian. 99 miles. It snowed in the night, and looking out of the hotel, it looked as if there was quite a bit, which was slightly worrying. But once I got out, and on the roads, it was fine. They were all clear.

It’s been a bitterly cold wind today. It even froze my front wheel when I stopped for a comfort break. I had to get my camp stove out, boil some water and defrost it! Not a very pleasant rest of the day after, I kept wondering if it would freeze up again. It seemed okay if I kept a good speed up, but going uphill, it started to make a funny noise as if it was starting to freeze up again!

It was so cold that where the snow had defrosted in the sun and had formed puddles, as I rode through them, it would spray up onto the bike and freeze. I was really glad to stop today and warm up!

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