Xianxiang to Shijiazhuang
A rest day in Anyang gave us a last chance to get into Shillington’s Bike Shop between 9am and 11am for one final tune up. Complete drive train change overs have been a very popular request as everyone is hoping to shed some weight before flying home, and let’s face it, you really can’t get the same quality bike mechanic work like this at home!!! Right guys?
The crew also relaxed and rested up for the last time as we are now only a mere 302km from Beijing. Although most of us have only one thing on our minds – “GET TO BEIJING” – it’s not over till its over and our main focus is on making it to the finish line, healthy and uninjured. The mental stress will be well above the physical. The roads are flat and the days now are fairly short, but the amazing amount of people and crazy non stop traffic keep you focused and thinking every second of the day, and that is energy draining in itself!!
We are all thinking about friends and family back home and looking forward to a long awaited reunion.
Three days and counting untill Beijing!!