Friday, January 12, 2007

Cycling in China

Professional cycling in China is still in its infancy, even less on the Mainland. China's first pro-Team, the Marco Polo Cycling Team, was only announced two years ago.

During my travels in Mainland China, I've not come across one person who was riding for fun. Me trying to race the rickshaws draw even more attention than I usually did by just being a wai guo ren in China; at least, Ronald was cool. Rather, the bicycle is simply a transport mechanism. Here some moments:

Zhuhai, Guangdong Province; I realized that the location where I took the picture in June 2004, is the same location as shown in this picture of the MP Team during their training in January 2005.



Meizhou, Guangdong Province, my wife's hometown.





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