We are at the half way mark and making incredible progress. Yesterday's volunteer day was press-packed and we were on the front page of the Lanzhou newspaper today.
We are getting the word out here in China -- you can help us by getting the word out in the US. Keep spreading the word to your friends.
Also if you have any friends/acqaintances/lovers/arch-enemies that work in the media -- please pass along one of our press releases from http://www.biketheworld.org/china/press.php. We will be sending out more US related press information soon -- so please let our campaign director Mathew Farkash (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you are interested in helping spread the word through the media.
Everyday we pass 100's of people and in the quick ten seconds we "spend together" get all sorts of reactions. Some are excited, some are confused, a few are angry, and others just don't know what to do. When we stop -- people are almost always nice, friendly, and usually incredibly curious and interested (sometimes the interest is more in my bike and if my tires are pumped... but that's another story).
So here you have it -- the six most common faces we pass while biking through China:
Ha, good for you -- I think I will just sit here and have a newspaper cigarette. Yes that sounds much better.
Does Your Mother Know You are Doing This
What, do you want a medal or something...
It would be faster by motorcycle
Yes brother, that is awesome! -- but you know I did the same ride 30 years ago, but there weren't any roads and my bicycle had square wheels...
WTF -- "that is the dumbest, most idiotic thing I have ever heard. Take a train you fool."