Browsing articles from "May, 2018"
May
28
2018

Rambling Different Trails: A Day In The Saddle To Xuchang.

Last week started out started with the prospect of a long-planned ride back to the pagoda at Beichangshediancun with Steve and a student. Those plans were derailed because of work obligations, then the make-up date, Sunday, the student couldn’t go. So what does one do when your one day to ride is up for grabs? Well, go on the longest ride yet, to a new destination, to make up for an inactive week. I couldn’t […]

May
21
2018

Rambling Different Trails: New Roads Are Still To Be Found.

It would seem that I must have explored about every county road around Zhoukou, but this week I managed to find a few more. When I’m riding down a road I know well, sometimes the urge to veer off and see where another road goes takes over. If I’m lucky, I’m rewarded with a quiet, shady road in good condition with beautiful views and farmers working in their fields. If I’m not, I get open […]

May
15
2018

Rambling Different Trails: Taikang, Huaiyang, And A Student Ride.

  Temperatures were still somewhat Spring-like this past week, so last Thursday I celebrated with a ride back to Taikang (really, anything can suffice for a celebration ride.) The Giant bike shop there is always tempting me with rides I can’t go on, as it’s too far to ride there for their early starts. Rolling into¬†town, my first stop was to get some coffee at Dico’s, of course, where I had a nice chat in […]

May
7
2018

Rambling Different Trails: To Luoyang And Beyond.

Last week found Steve and I in Luoyang for International Labor Day, May 1st, where we celebrated the holiday by visiting a long-lost friend of Steve’s. Internet access was then, and still is, even spottier than usual for me, making posting this blog not a sure thing at all. One thing I noticed this time in Luoyang (my first time there was four years ago) was the number and variety of bike shares. Luoyang’s population […]