Two days ago, we rode from Yanling to Dengfeng, a small town up in the hills.
That was our first time riding up any significant hills – we climbed about 800m that day. Because we had covered more than the originally planned distance on two recent days, yesterday we had a very short 60km ride into Luoyang for our rest day. And it began with a very nice 14km downhill!
We stopped just before the big downhill to watch some kids who were training in kungfu. They train at this school from the age of five til they are sixteen, seeing their parents only once per year. There was a guy their who came from Montreal to train with them!