Trying to cycle the city walls !!
Trip Start May 10, 2011
162Trip End Apr 15, 2012
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We chilled the first day in Xian then tried to catch up on some sleep – we had booked a 4 bed dorm as it was half the price of a room in a bid to save some cash – we didn't sleep much again due to other peoples inconsiderateness so we promptly booked a private room for the next night haha at least we tried them haha
The next day we hired a couple of old bicyles to cycle the city walls which are still intact and seeing as there was no traffic on it just bikes we figured it was a safe bet. The walls run 10 miles around the city and we were almost done – instead of walking up the ramp we stood up on the rickity old bikes and started pedling like mad to get up the ramp – next min half way up the ramp Marc goes flying off his bike in front of me – his chain had come off which sent him flying through the air and he landed with an almighty crash – I shit myself to say the least, his shoulder and hands took most of it but his knees, legs arms were all scratch – thank goodness he was ok just a couple of red raw hands – I have my own wee warrior now bless him. As for the stupid bike, got the chain back on and it got us back thankfully as it was not absolutely roasting.