Wuhan Bike Workshop

in the Chinese lakeside metropolis of Wuhan, we tediously salvaged some rusty junkers from the university (this entailed a lot of paperwork through official channels), and we all taught ourselves and some interested young souls how to weld with electrodes! these sticks burn holes in everything! woohoo!
in the end, an experienced welder down the street reinforced all of our bonds. so now the strange 2.80 meter long-john is whizzing around the block, perfectly running with the old 16″ trailer wheel now in the front of the whole contraption. we hope to complete the cargo box with a frame of bamboo . . .

Some thoughts about traveling in China . . .