Saturday, February 7, 2009

Biking to Tai Po Part 2

1. Led by John LeMond the fearless professor of World Religions at LTS (and one of the leaders at the Tao Fung Shan Center) our first order of business is to choose bikes at one of the many bike kiosks located near the bike path. As loyal followers of this blog already know, finding the right bike... and bike seat, is a fairly serious bit of work. Professor LeMond does not let us down.

2.The ride commences, we are paired up so no one is left behind. This is not to be taken for granted, as we have seen alot of adults on wobbly bikes with training wheels around here! What is a normal part of growing up in the Midwestern part of the U.S. can be a mark of affluence in other parts of the world.

3. The students (and American professors too, I might add) are all pretty good on their bikes, even the ones who haven't ridden in years.

4. We do need to stop regularly for photo opps. One thing about this part of Asia, people love taking photos... and having their photos taken as well!

5. And yet another photo... of this handsome threesome.

6. We arrive in the "little" suburb of Tai Po. Hong Kong street scenery is busy, busy,busy. You don't know what to focus on first... ok, I don't know what to focus on first...

let's take a closer look then.... Note the Halleluia Music Center located next to Hippo Lounge... the street cleaners with their hygiene masks... a woman ready to clean up after her dog...

7. Across the street a school a school... makes you wonder where's the bad children education centre?

8. Lunch! Everybody is happy, especially Dr. Wayne (taking the photo) who has successfully convinced yet another group in his life that Indian cuisine really is the best way to go.

9. & 10. On the way home, more pictures like the one you've seen earlier: View from the To Lo Harbor. Gorgeous!

SPIRIT-MISSION THOUGHT : Christian mission work (at its imperfect best) is "accompaniment", (maybe healing or teaching or walking or biking) with others on "the way", with the hope, belief, prayer that Jesus just might drop in on us as we are doing so.

QUESTION WHICH COULD HAVE A DEEPER MEANING (or not): How old were you when you learned to ride a bike, where were you, and (most important question) who helped you learn? Leave your (short!) comments below:

1 comment:

  1. I love seeing those sights again, because I thought it was an amazing skyline. You are right the people are amazing. I was 4 and my Dad helped me. I have not been on a bike in at least 30 yrs. Got on Melissa's ten speed and fell over right in the drive way. Coordination is not my strong suit. So the old saying " It's like riding a bike." never did make sense to me. LOL