China (Anhui)


Today’s distance / ???????: 53.1 miles / 85.5km Average speed / ????: 7.7mph / 12.3km/h Time on skateboard / ????: 6h 56m Total skateboarding distance to date / ????????????: 7,050mi plus 386mi (?) / 11,346km plus 622km (?) Ascent / ??: 275m Descent / ??: 305m End-of-day GPS coordinates: N30°59′11.4″, […]

Day 793 – CHINA (ANHUI and ZHEJIANG): From small town ...





Today’s distance / ???????: 46.7 miles / 75.3km Average speed / ????: 8.1mph / 13.1km/h Time on skateboard / ????: 5h 44m Total skateboarding distance to date / ????????????: 6972mi plus 386mi (?) / 11,220km plus 622km (?) Ascent / ??: 285m Descent / ??: 265m End-of-day GPS coordinates: N30°56′49.2″, […]

Dau 790 – CHINA (ANHUI): From Wuhu to Shicheng – ...


Um so I am losing weight. Yesterday I weighed in at 71kg with all my clothes on. I am usually 73kg or thereabouts nekkid. I can hardly face solid food. Grapes and bananas are my friends at the moment. I have my suspicions as to why, but right now I have the […]

Day 789 – CHINA (ANHUI): Feeling A Bit Wonky


In 20 days I will leave this country. 380km to skate. I have the remaining kilometers written on my shoe. Counting down daily… The days are passing too slowly right now. Accumulated stress from fighting bureaucrazies and fatigue from skating and dealing with the constant public attention has taken it’s […]

Day 787 – CHINA (ANHUI): Counting the days in Wuhu



Today’s distance / ???????: 40.6 miles / 65.3km Average speed / ????: 7.5mph / 12.1km/h Time on skateboard / ????: 5h 25m Total skateboarding distance to date / ????????????: 6925mi plus 386mi (?) / 11,145km plus 622km (?) Ascent / ??: 345m Descent / ??: 375m End-of-day GPS coordinates: N31°21′40.9″, […]

Day 786 – CHINA (ANHUI): From Chaohu to Wuhu



Today’s distance / ???????: 22.2 miles / 35.7km Average speed / ????: 8.0mph / 12.9km/h Time on skateboard / ????: 2h 46m Total skateboarding distance to date / ????????????: 6856mi plus 386mi (?) / 11,033km plus 622km (?) Ascent / ??: n/a Descent / ??: n/a End-of-day GPS coordinates: N31°49′55.6″, […]

Day 784 – CHINA (ANHUI): From Hefei to small town ...



“Thank you for your visa application Mr. Thomson. Your passport photos are not large enough, so please go and get bigger ones. Also, you need to have this blue police registration form to apply for a visa extension. No, this is not a rule only in Hefei, it applies everywhere […]

The Waiting Game


I am in Hefei Metropolis, about 400km away from Shanghai.  So…it appears that instead of outright blocking access to certain websites, the Chinese gov*ernment is just capping the download rate of certain websites. Or something like that. Because I am having great difficulty in signing into my Flickr account, which […]

The Great Wall… (rant warning)


Today’s distance / ???????: 46.4 miles / 74.7km Average speed / ????: 7.4mph / 11.9km/h Time on skateboard / ????: 6h 18m Total skateboarding distance to date / ????????????: 6833mi plus 386mi (?) / 10,998km plus 622km (?) Ascent / ??: 350m Descent / ??: 350m End-of-day GPS coordinates: N31°51′11.8″, […]

Day 778 – CHINA (ANHUI): From Luan to Hefei



Today’s distance / ???????: 40.4 miles / 65.1km Average speed / ????: 8mph / 12.9km/h Time on skateboard / ????: 5h 02m Total skateboarding distance to date / ????????????: 6787mi plus 386mi (?) / 10,923km plus 622km (?) Ascent / ??: 310m Descent / ??: 305m End-of-day GPS coordinates: N31°44′37.4″, […]

Day 777 – CHINA (ANHUI): From Yeji to Luan


Today’s distance / ???????: 58.9 miles / 94.9km Average speed / ????: 8.4mph / 13.5km/h Time on skateboard / ????: 7h 02m Total skateboarding distance to date / ????????????: 6747mi plus 386mi (?) / 10,858km plus 622km (?) Ascent / ??: 240m Descent / ??: 240m End-of-day GPS coordinates: N31°50′48.7″, […]

Day 776 – CHINA (HENAN and ANHUI): From Huangchuang to ...