Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Introductions Welcome to the BikeForums community! Please introduce yourself to other forum members here.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-09-08, 03:15 AM   #1
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hello from san diego

hello i am going to start biking! because... i had the good fortune of working at the olympics in beijing and then staying for 2 weeks vacation. my friends informed me were were going biking through the karst mountainside in china. i thought they were crazy and that i would politely decline since i haven't ridden a bike since grammar school. well, i went along and it the was the rockingest (?!) thing to do EVER! we rode through tiny tribal villages and rice paddies to name a few places. shared trails with water buffalo, too. i was HOOKED.

so now i am looking for a bike and found this great forum! thanks in advance for all your help. i look forward to much sharing of info and camaderie along the way...

i am so excited to start this new phase of adventure and fitness!

sanndiego is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-08, 03:28 PM   #2
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Arcadia, California
Bikes: Lemond "Alpe d'Huez," several X-marts, and two Trek hybrids
Posts: 134
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
China was, and still is, world-renowned as the "Bicycle Kingdom." Seems like a great way to start, especially after so long. For me the "rebirth" of cycling is occurring right now in my college years.
facial is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-08, 04:13 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Under the Downunder
Bikes: MTBs, BMX, Pocket MTB
Posts: 1,014
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've been to China on a few occasions, but mostly on business in industrial areas... but to have the opportunity to ride bikes through villages, rice pads, and along mountain scenery over there must've been unreal! The old China will be fast disappearing and what you've experienced is just priceless...

Hmmm... now, I wonder if there are scenic/recreational mountain bike tours along the Great Wall??
Pocko is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:04 PM.