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can YOU ride from Illinois to China?(7 posts)

can YOU ride from Illinois to China?Eric16
Feb 4, 2002 9:05 PM
I just have to post this. In the spring semester of last year my team's newsgroup kept getting these wierd posts from a student named Ming Kou who, as near as I could tell, wanted to ride his bike across the Arctic Circle. I never could tell if he was serious about it and forgot about him. That is until a few days ago when I saw a follow up post from him saying that he had rode his bike from the center of the Quad at the University of Illinois to China last fall (in a roundabout way, for the exact route check the link). What's more, he did the trip unsupported, on a Raliegh mountain bike, carrying everything he needed in bags and a small trailer attached to the rear of the bike. At the end of this post is a link to a site about the trip. I particularly recommend the "Photos and more information" link. I think this is quite an accomplishment that people should know about, check it out!
my word!!!! nmweiwentg
Feb 4, 2002 9:28 PM
Thanks, that was incredible! -NMTig
Feb 5, 2002 6:12 AM
no, but i once rode from manhattan to new jerseyjohan burnt eels
Feb 5, 2002 6:36 AM
talk about a cultural divide.

probably as exhausting and as contrary as ill. to china.
i suppose you could at least get some good food in china and im sure some would speak the same language unlike jersey.

If you tell me that...Lone Gunman
Feb 5, 2002 7:18 AM
this guy made that ride/trip to protest the slave labor making Airborne frames in China or Tiawan or something like that I am gonna hurl lo mien noddles!!
I tried to dig my way there once...nmmr_spin
Feb 5, 2002 8:02 AM
im sure the INS is monitoring the opposite nmjohan burnt eels
Feb 5, 2002 8:11 AM