At 3:30am this morning we stepped off the train in Linhe, Inner Mongolia, where our bike ride begins. From here we plan to head south for the next 6 weeks towards Vietnam.
Today's ride is straightforward, though with the Gobi desert just to the north, it's hot, dry and very dusty. The road is busy with vehicles of all shapes and sizes, including lots of motorbike-based contraptions which struggle to exceed even our leisurely pace. We think that the tandem fits rather well into the chaos, but we attract endless stares, several photos, and draw a crowd whenever we stop.