2008 Silk Route Bicycle Race/Expedition comes to successful close in Beijing.
After 3 and a half months of navigating our way through the Middle East, Central Asia and China the cyclists rode the pleasant side lanes and bike paths to Tienanmen Square. Hugs were shared and pictures snapped. Chinese onlookers stared perplexed, wondering what direction we had all arrived from. A cool autumn day surrounded us, albeit with a decent amount of grayish haze. Mostly people seemed to struggle putting their bikes down, having grown attached at the hip to them, if you will.
Many stories are sure to be told; highlights of the trip will be recounted with broad smiles, and the challenges of the trip will be recounted with even broader smiles.
While we congratulate all the participants, we make special mention of seven cyclists who rode both the Orient Express and the Silk Route – from Paris to Beijing –
Albert Bui, Daniel Longo, Fred Promoli, Nicole Richardson, Graeme Scrivener, Stewart Sinclair & Manon Van Kleef.
Way to go guys!!
Till the next Silk Route Tour…