Pandemic Purgatory - CycleBlaze

Pandemic Purgatory

Domestic Cycle Journeys Throughout the Pandemic

By Fit Steve
1,691 km (1,050 miles) over 618 days between Dec. 27, 2020 and Sep. 5, 2022


Introduction and Journal Re-Organizing heart 2
2020 Was Only the Start (Edited) heart 6

First Domestic Trip: Fujian Mountains

The First Vaccine Dose heart 11
To Restore the Montague heart 13
The Second Vaccine Dose heart 11
The Montague Gets a Makeover heart 12
Day F1: Tried and Tested heart 13
Day F2: The Two Finger Salute heart 25
Day F3: Breakdown in the Mountains heart 21
Day F4: A Few Screws Loose heart 16
Blast From the Past: This Same Trip in 2003 heart 3
Day F5: Made It! heart 13
Day F6: Off to Shenzhen heart 4
Day F7: Shakedown in Shekou heart 10
Day F8: Ride Around the City heart 12
Having Doubts About the Vaccine heart 5
Days F9-10: Next Up, Guangzhou (By Bike and Bus) heart 6
Logistics: Getting a Bike on the Plane heart 2
Shenzhen the Second Time heart 10
Trip Over for Now heart 3

Second Domestic Trip: Shenzhen and Guangzhou

The Route and Plan heart 0
Days S1-5: Decompression and Fitness heart 0
Day S6: Fences to Beaches heart 0
Day S7: HIIT It heart 0
Day S8: Power On heart 0
Day S9: Into the Beast heart 0
Day S9-11: Guangzhou Chilling heart 0
Day S12: The Test heart 0
Day 13: Sunshine and Discounts heart 0

A Short Getaway

Day 1: Dashing Out the Door heart 0
Day 2: Blast From the Past heart 0
Day 3: Searching for a Scooter heart 0

Third Domestic Trip: Hainan Island Traverse

Groundhog Day heart 1
The Third Vaccine Dose heart 1
Days H1-2: Successful Island Arrival heart 2
Day H3: Leaving the City heart 0
Day H4: The GPS That Got Away heart 0
Day H5: Back to Civilization heart 0
Day H6: Enter Sanya heart 0
Day H7: Active Rest heart 0
Day H8: Bay Transfer heart 0
Ending the Trip in Style heart 0
Takeaways from Nearly 3 Years heart 0

Fourth Domestic Trip: Shenzhen and Guangzhou Again

Day G1: Missing a Flight at the Hangzhou Airport heart 3
Days G2-6: Rained Out in Shenzhen heart 3
Days G7-9: Guangzhou Side Trip That Went Sideways heart 12
Days G10-11: Amusement? heart 0
Bike Serviced, Trip Over heart 0

Family Tragedy and Setting the Stage for What's Next

Dad Passes Away heart 1