Our partner The Hutong recently (www.thehutong.com) introduced us to a group based in Beijing called Beijing FOoDiEs, which holds monthly dinners for charitable causes and was kind enough to host Krankin' thru China for their August dinner at a new restaurant called One Pot by Ssam serving up a set of Korean fusion dishes.
We were able to present our project, raise some money for transportation and trip expenses during our Yunnan Trek and even make a couple of really good contacts!
A special thanks to Kristen Lum and The Hutong for making this possible!!
During our trip to Taiwan in May of this year, we got to know a very active handcyling group here in Taipei - Health, Bike, Life (生命勵 in Chinese), which organized events for us while in Taipei.
Josh is currently in Taipei on another project, but has been in touch with this group, borrowing one of their handcycles in preparation for the Yunnan Trek. Josh will be posting photos and maps of his training routes in our blog, so keep an eye out for our updates and if you're in Taipei, give him a shout!! We'll go out for a ride!
Below are some photos from a recent 70+km ride with Health, Bike, Life in Taipei along the city's beautiful riverside bike paths - some of the best in the WORLD!!!
A couple of weeks ago, Wang Feng and Josh made an initial trip down to Yunnan to do a route check. In addition to some amazing views and fresh air, we were able to get some great stats on the route, road conditions and places to stop along the way. Here are some photos of the trip to give you and idea of what's coming up.