Zhumadian to XuChang - 128 kilometers XuChang -- Wed, Jul 13, 2005 The day started out poor with the hotel manager scolding her employees for not charging us double because I was a foreigner. I didn't like that and see didn't really like that we had our bikes in her hotel.
But the day turned out really well. I had one of my fastest days biking -- and had a good two hours to get some web stuff done before Wen Ray arrived.
XuChang, took Henan from being one of the worst provinces on the trip to being one of the best. It was a relatively clean city with a great feel for some unknown reason. It was still one of those cities that most won't visit -- but we really enjoyed it.
We stayed up way too late at the "discotheque" but we were having fun and we had a short ride to ZhengZhou the next day.