Garry McGivern’s cycling around the world, Wednesday, 3rd-October-2012, in Almaty. I’ve had a bit of an office day today. There were a few things that I needed to check before I get to China, which hopefully should be in about three days as long as I leave tomorrow. The main thing I wanted to check was the exchange rate between the Kazak tenge and the Chinese yuan, so if I have any tenge left when I cross into China, I can exchange it with the touts. I know I’ll get ripped off by them. But at least I’ll know how much I’m being ripped off! It’s how they make their money.
I also serviced my bike and gave it a good clean. The bike was filthy. I was probably carrying a couple of extra pounds in dust and dirt! I also changed the oil in my Rohloff Speedhub, which should hopefully see me through to my finish. Where ever that might be. Along with cleaning and servicing my bike and spending time on the laptop, I also went for a haircut. It’s been a busy day, but I’m all ready to move on tomorrow.
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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