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Huizhou China ride report(66 posts)

Huizhou China ride reportkai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 5:15 AM
This was my first experimental loaded trip without supporting vehicle in inland china at the end of last week. The trip took 3 day starting from Dongguan to Huizhou to Huidong and return to Dongguan via almost the same route (Dongguan is within 100km from Hong Kong). The whole trip covered just over 300km, that is average 100km/day. Cycle tour in china, the worst thing is pollution, the best thing is the low cost in food and accomodation.
This is my eldest brother, chi-mingkai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 5:22 AM
He is a retired primary school teacher, he rides just for lesiure and he hates long serious climbs. We didn't wear helmet/lycra clothing, since no body wear these things on the street and we wish to keep our profile low.
My eldest brother, chi mingkai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 5:32 AM
overtake these guys, no problem !kai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 6:18 AM
These guys must be great bike handlersrwbadley
Oct 21, 2003 6:26 AM
to deal with all that shifting weight and bulk.
Great pictures!
Now THAT'S a power workout on the bike! nmAsiago
Oct 21, 2003 1:54 PM
Poor air pollution at certain sections of the roadkai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 6:25 AM
N95 mask had been used to protect my respiratory system.
N95, left over from SARS crisiskai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 6:29 AM
school kids waiting to cross the roadkai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 6:33 AM
12 lanes road to Huizhoukai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 6:39 AM
We were on the side lane specific for motorbike/bicycle.
road side bicycle repairkai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 6:45 AM
Y$2.0(US$0.30) to fix a flat tire, incredible.
Huizhou citykai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 6:49 AM
The way to carry her kids on a bikekai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 6:53 AM
Wow, great to see another culture from the bikeRay Sachs
Oct 21, 2003 6:58 AM
Such a different world - great to see the little kids on the back of the bike.

Maybe not so different though - with McDonalds sign in the background.

Thanks for posting these,

2nd that, fantastic photos - thanks for sharing! (nm)terry b
Oct 21, 2003 7:09 AM
Wow, do they tuck them into the saddlebags?wspokes
Oct 21, 2003 7:18 AM
Excellent photos from a different area of the globe...wide open roads too!
Great picturesMR_GRUMPY
Oct 21, 2003 7:13 AM
I hope the auto manufacturers are starting to put pollution controls on the cars now. If not, the air might be just like the air in Mexico City, 10 years from now.
Keep up the good work.
My touring bikekai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 7:13 AM
Mtb with 1.2"slick tires, aerp bar, home made experimental rear rack and panniers, the rack is not working well, I will have to make another one for the next trip.
Lunch at MacDonald next to West Lakekai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 7:20 AM
This is the MacDonald seen on the previous picture
beautiful West Lakekai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 7:25 AM
beautiful West Lakebrian n
Oct 21, 2003 7:50 AM
this is my favorite, truly beautiful!
bikes for rentkai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 7:31 AM
Doug, a 508 Team bike?! :) nmAsiago
Oct 21, 2003 1:58 PM
my cockpitkai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 7:34 AM
self portrait at the lake sidekai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 7:45 AM
I had to stand on the ground to get the angle right.
ready for the wedding ...kai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 7:49 AM
street scene in Huizhou citykai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 7:55 AM
A pond on the way to Huidong at sunsetkai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 8:03 AM
country road in Huidongkai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 8:08 AM
country scenery in Huidongkai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 8:11 AM
Wow! Beautiful! Thanks! nmAsiago
Oct 21, 2003 1:59 PM
laundry at the riverkai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 8:16 AM
an ancient villagekai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 8:24 AM
As advised by the resident, the building is over 400year old. Inside that wall, there are 20 or 30 houses. The wall was for protection of the community.
400 years oldkai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 8:30 AM
country road in Huidong with kidskai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 8:32 AM
country road in Huidong with kidskai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 8:36 AM
home made dry meat and sausageskai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 8:38 AM
incense manufacturing while the sun is shiningkai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 8:44 AM
Remind me of my Mother land, just like it. Thanks,c722061
Oct 21, 2003 9:34 AM
his cargo must be very heavykai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 8:53 AM
I saw him walk his bike up a gentle slop, riding down is OK of course.
another way to carry a kidkai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 8:56 AM
reflection of a pondkai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 9:01 AM
finishing up the fruits on the way back to Huizhoukai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 9:03 AM
back at the West lake of Huizhou citykai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 9:07 AM
re: Huizhou China ride reportAkirasho
Oct 21, 2003 9:09 AM
... kewl pics and report... thanks for sharing!

Be the bike.
Excellent, make me want to go. (nm)Chen2
Oct 21, 2003 10:18 AM
delicious freshly squeezed sugar cane juice for Y$1.0 (US$0.15)kai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 9:12 AM
I took two cups.
another West Lake picturekai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 9:15 AM
Thank You for sharing...........Len J
Oct 21, 2003 9:19 AM
a part of the world most of us will never see.

What does Kai-ming represent? (Name or something else.

Thank You for sharing...........kai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 9:31 AM
kai-ming is my chinese name, my eldest brother call chi-ming, my fourth brother call kwan-ming, see the logic ?
clarification of my namekai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 9:41 AM
ming is not our surname. All sons of my father has been named ----ming. This is a general practise of our forefather. When one hears ----ming, one knows he is a son of my father.
Makes sense........Len J
Oct 21, 2003 9:47 AM
thanks for the education. Does it work the same way for any sisters you might have?

Makes sense........kai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 10:55 AM
Yes, the same way for my sisters, they call ---kee.
Thanks, learn something new every day. nmLen J
Oct 21, 2003 11:16 AM
Thanks for the ride...and more about the names...rwbadley
Oct 21, 2003 4:26 PM
I asked my wife more about the names. She is Chinese from Taipei. Her father went to Taiwan from the Mainland in the early 50's. When he married (a native Taiwanese) and they had children he asked his elder brother for advice on naming the children. The four kids are all Yen--- Yen Nan, Yen Ryu, Yen Lin (my wife) and Yen Cho the only son.

The Yen signifies the migration south. Yen Nan being the wild goose flying south. My wife Yen Lin (when her mother says her name it sounds like Yayling, I just call her Yen)is the south feather (?) anyway. I found it all pretty interesting.

Thanks for the report,

Thanks for the ride...and more about the names...kai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 5:29 PM
Yes, naming the children will be done by the senior member of the family and recorded in the family tree especially in a big family in the old days. Names sometimes are just compiled from words with no meaning in may involve horoscope, astrology, pronunciation of the name, etc.,etc. could be very complicate.
awesome, thanks! nmJS Haiku Shop
Oct 21, 2003 9:34 AM
Great ride report - thanks nmPdxMark
Oct 21, 2003 10:16 AM
beautiful. thank you._rt_
Oct 21, 2003 10:19 AM
wonderful ride reportKSC
Oct 21, 2003 10:32 AM
just yell if you need a partner for your next tour and I'll take the first flight to China.
Great ReportScot_Gore
Oct 21, 2003 11:36 AM
It was great to see China on RBR. I have a Chinese born daughter. When we take her back to China, I'm bringing the bike and hope to do some touring myself.

I did a double take on many of your photos. We spent most of our time in Hangzhou. The Huizhou West Lake looks much the same as the Hangzhou West Lake. I actually Googled up Huizhou to make sure this wasn't just a Pinyon difference.

That would have been a long ride, Dongguan to Hangzhou.

Thanks for the report. I'd love to see more.

Great Reportkai-ming
Oct 21, 2003 2:52 PM
I think Hangzhou West Lake is the original which is more famous. Huizhou's Lake is a mini replica that's why it is also called West Lake.
WOW!!! nm.MB1
Oct 21, 2003 12:51 PM
re: Huizhou China ride reportJusme
Oct 21, 2003 1:11 PM
There sure are a lot of Chinese people wherever this is you were riding.

Just kidding. Beautiful ride report.

I love seeing all the people on bikes, not racing just getting around. Awesome & thanks.
Oct 22, 2003 6:25 AM
Great to see that part of the world. Thanks for sharing.
thanks - nmMJ
Oct 23, 2003 8:43 AM