Factory Five is the first choice bike shop in Shanghai. To be honest, this is the place where it all began. Jeff is one of the founders of F5 and that is where we met. Having met in the shop quite some time and finally rode a day trip from Shanghai to Moganshan together in 24 hrs. Actually this ride made me think about riding longer distances on a bike. So to say this ride had been the moment of birth for all my long distance thoughts.

During the ride to Canakkale, we met surprisingly often. I did expect Jeff to be off the pole right from the beginning. We met on top of the first check point, and later on in Interlaken we climbed together to get up to Check point 02.

Jeff, thank you for inspiring me!

Transcontinental Race No4 Recap