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Old 09-24-2010, 10:59 PM   #271
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Hi Franki,

I am a chinese from Singapore. Used to hear lots of negative experiences of others about the great China. But your RR has changed my view TOTALLY. Your skill of photograpy, riding off-road and story telling is a rare gem. Just want to say a 'big' thank you for bring us to places. If you come by Singapore, do let me know, Singapore may not be big enough for bike touring but we have lots of food to be tasted.

Ride safe and ride abundantly!

David
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:26 AM   #272
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Hi Franki,

I am a chinese from Singapore. Used to hear lots of negative experiences of others about the great China. But your RR has changed my view TOTALLY. Your skill of photograpy, riding off-road and story telling is a rare gem. Just want to say a 'big' thank you for bring us to places. If you come by Singapore, do let me know, Singapore may not be big enough for bike touring but we have lots of food to be tasted.

Ride safe and ride abundantly!

David


Hi David,

I am glad that you like my RR. I think you need to come see yourself how China is then form your own opinion. We hear a lot of negative reports about others too but I always look at both side of a corn.

I have visited Singapore a few time on my way to your back garden - Malaysia and I love the delicious food there. Especially the chicken rice and curry fish head

You are also welcomed to HK, may be not for bike touring but the foos is as famous as your country.

Cheers,

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Old 09-25-2010, 12:35 PM   #273
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Hi franki,

Absolutely incredible. My horizons just got bigger. You, sir, are an inspiration.

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Old 09-26-2010, 08:44 AM   #274
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Fantabulous Photography!.I never saw Nan bread look so good!

One heck of a RR! Good job.

Nan bread from Xinjiang not only taste good. I also use it in my survival kit. It will keep for a week without turning bad
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Old 09-26-2010, 03:26 PM   #275
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Hey Franki! I got a nice surprise today - this RR of yours. I'm up to page 4 already so have something nice to look forward with your excellent descriptions and photos. China's policies (bad) on travel still keep it in the exotica category (Good). Thanks

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Old 09-26-2010, 03:41 PM   #276
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Great RR. China and Tibet are on my bucket list.

Seeya some day on the road brother
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:38 PM   #277
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Franki,

I sure am hoping for the opportunity to meet you in person here in China someday. Keep the pictures coming and travel safe. Let the homeboys in China know when you get home.
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:04 AM   #278
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Here I sit and ponder this bike or that bike... blah blah blah when in fact I should just get "a" bike and get out and RIDE.

I didnt think your photos could get any better but you keep inspiring us to get off our backside and ride to new places.

Fantastic photos, thank you for taking the time to share all of them with us.
Safe riding

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Old 09-30-2010, 07:54 AM   #279
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Hey Franki! I got a nice surprise today - this RR of yours. I'm up to page 4 already so have something nice to look forward with your excellent descriptions and photos. China's policies (bad) on travel still keep it in the exotica category (Good). Thanks

If there is a will, there is a way
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:55 AM   #280
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Great RR. China and Tibet are on my bucket list.

Seeya some day on the road brother

Thanks, see ya on the road
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:57 AM   #281
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Franki,

I sure am hoping for the opportunity to meet you in person here in China someday. Keep the pictures coming and travel safe. Let the homeboys in China know when you get home.

I should be home by mid Oct. If you come by HK, please let me know.
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:00 AM   #282
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Here I sit and ponder this bike or that bike... blah blah blah when in fact I should just get "a" bike and get out and RIDE.

I didnt think your photos could get any better but you keep inspiring us to get off our backside and ride to new places.

Fantastic photos, thank you for taking the time to share all of them with us.
Safe riding


You should consider yourself very very lucky as you have the choice of bikes you want to select from. Here in China, the tougest place to take up biking as a hobby in the world,wehave very kimited choices. Yeah, get out there and ride

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Old 10-01-2010, 11:39 PM   #283
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Hi Franki,

Just a few questions:

1) Is it possible for a tourist to purchase a bike in china and tour the urarl portion? Or we need to be station in China to do bike touring?
2) When is the most suitable season to do bike tour?
3) Usually, what is the speed you are travelling?
4) The distance that you cover daily?
5) How to budget for a single trip like yours...

Any advise?

You really 'poison-ed' me with China #5, man!

AWESOME RR .....
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:35 AM   #284
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Hi Franki,

Just a few questions:

1) Is it possible for a tourist to purchase a bike in china and tour the urarl portion? Or we need to be station in China to do bike touring?
2) When is the most suitable season to do bike tour?
3) Usually, what is the speed you are travelling?
4) The distance that you cover daily?
5) How to budget for a single trip like yours...

Any advise?

You really 'poison-ed' me with China #5, man!

AWESOME RR .....
Hi Wonderer55,


1) Is it possible for a tourist to purchase a bike in china and tour the urarl portion? Or we need to be station in China to do bike touring?
It is possible.
2) When is the most suitable season to do bike tour?
China being so big, it is tourable year round depending where you go.
3) Usually, what is the speed you are travelling?
China is the most democratic country in the world when it comes to driving Therefore, I don't ride fast, average speed is about 50-70kmh depending on traffic conditions.
4) The distance that you cover daily?
200-500km day
5) How to budget for a single trip like yours...
My budget is about RMB300-400 day but I can live poorly and know the langauge

I am glad that you are poisoned, my advise for treatment is to get out there and ride
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:45 AM   #285
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Franki,

I can't even think of something poignant to write as I am speechless with your ride report.. Wow. As I sit here typing this,waiting for the birth of my son, I hope one day we could together see as father and son what you have seen firsthand on your awesome adventure!! Thanks for a great way to spend my morning!!!!
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