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Cycling Plus - - FIRST RIDE -

Are there re­ally nine mil­lion bi­cy­cles in Beijing?

Twenty years ago you couldn’t move for bikes, now it’s all twin-en­gine scoot­ers or eco cars.

Does travel broaden the mind?

What I’ve learned is that most peo­ple are de­cent, es­pe­cially if there’s not mas­sive com­pe­ti­tion for re­sources. When there is com­pe­ti­tion, less eth­i­cal peo­ple will take ad­van­tage of that.

Scari­est place vis­ited?

Sad­dam Hus­sein’s Iraq was the most scary, hor­ri­ble, bru­tal, mur­der­ous to­tal­i­tar­ian po­lice state I’ve ever been in.

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