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Hong Kong adventurer crossing China desert pushes on despite major setback (SCMP)

  18.10.2016   rob   Blog   1 Comment

This article was first published in the South China Morning Post on 15 October 2016 The desert is watching me. It is hard to find words for the place. Ancient,

Five ways goals can help in the expedition of life

  27.09.2016   rob   Blog   1 Comment

We were in the middle of the emptiness of Siberia, in winter, on our bicycles. The icy road under our wheels was actually known as “the road of bones” because

Update from the Taklamakan desert – 19 September

  19.09.2016   rob   Blog   1 Comment

I have just made it to the half way point of the expedition, and taking a day off at my cache of food and water supplies which I had hidden

Rob Lilwall’s China desert trek: the loneliness of the long-distance walker (SCMP)

  18.09.2016   rob   Blog   1 Comment

This article was first published in the South China Morning Post on 18 September 2016 The Hong Kong adventurer, somewhat overwhelmed by the size and contours of the Taklamakan Desert’s dunes

Facing my greatest fear…  and 5 reasons why facing fears is a cool thing to do

  9.09.2016   rob   Blog   1 Comment

Cowards die many times before their deaths, the valiant never taste of death but once. – Shakespeare My Greatest Fear Here is my admission of my greatest fear: putting up

Update from the Taklamakan desert – 7 September

  7.09.2016   rob   Blog   No comments

I have now been walking across the desert for three and a half weeks, and am about a third of the way! I spent the first week walking with my

Hong Kong adventurer takes on China’s ‘desert of death’ (SCMP)

  30.08.2016   rob   Blog   No comments

This article was first published in the South China Morning Post on 28 August 2016 Ahead of me lies a tough challenge. Perhaps it will be the toughest thing I

How I am learning to embrace challenges, not begrudge them.

  10.08.2016   rob   Blog   1 Comment

The beginning 17 years old, on the first day of my final year at high school, I was not excited. Throughout my life up to that point, I had not

Reflections on the tandem ride across USA by Christine

  26.07.2016   rob   Blog   1 Comment

This article was first published in the South China Morning Post on 23 July 2016 What a comfort-loving Hong Kong wife learned on a bike ride from LA to New

Post tandem thoughts and tandem video!

  11.12.2015   christine   Blog, Video   No comments

Guest entry by Christine After 5 months in America, riding from LA to New York, I wondered whether the experience had changed me? There were plenty of tough times: the