Browsing articles from "June, 2018"
Jun
18
2018

Rambling Different Trails: One More Week.

  We’ll be leaving Zhoukou in a week, so I’ve been trying to ride to the places I want most to visit before we go. Student friend “Taggy”, who visited us in Lincoln last summer just returned from a semester in England, so I rode to his small hometown to say hello, an 84 mile round-trip. His uncle of course wanted to drive me back to Zhoukou. Non-cyclists don’t really understand why we do it. […]

Jun
11
2018

Rambling Different Trails: A Little Local Adventure.

After a few weeks of biggish rides, or maybe it was the yoga, my muscles were telling me they wanted another low mileage day rather than a big Sunday ride. That, and I’d gotten a little heat rash on last Thursday’s ride to Nandun’s “ghost city” and Shenqiu, so I decided to keep my Sunday ride local. Steve had been wanting to see my new discovery anyway; the Qing dynasty manor house, only four miles […]

Jun
4
2018

Rambling Different Trails: While One Attraction Opens, Another Closes.

Last Thursday we finally worked the return ride to the pagoda at Beichangshediancun into our schedules. Our student “Blake” and colleague “Justin” joined us for an early start.  We needed to be back for a library dedication ceremony. Steve was to be honored for being instrumental in getting 20,000 books donated to the University. I need to get my helmet cam working again because the early trip out of town was otherworldly. If I thought […]