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The Loushan Warrior Race in Zunyi, Guizhou: My Most Successful DNF

No story of a foreigner’s grand win at a local Chinese race from me. At the Loushan Warrior Race, I “only” managed 32 of 55 km.

It was memorable, nonetheless.

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Running the Chengdu Marathon

The Chengdu Marathon is in talks to become a seventh Abbott World Marathon Majors race; I’m unlikely to get into too many of the existing ones and unwilling to fly to a city just for a marathon – so I absolutely wanted to run here while working nearby.

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Longji Hiking

Longji Rice Terraces Hiking, From Dazhai to Ping’an

The hike from Dazhai to Ping’an is a great way of getting to know the Longji Rice Terraces (near Longsheng, north of Guilin). If you want to go guided by your own GPS watch, here’s a GPX track for it, too!

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Longji Rice Terraces

The Golden Longji Rice Terraces in the Fall

One of Guangxi’s great draws, aside from Guilin and Yangshuo, are the Longji “Dragon’s Back” rice terraces near Longsheng.

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A Veilance Anniversary Review: Style Sustainability through Performance and Durability

Veilance, now no longer “Arc’teryx Veilance,” will only tell you something if you are into performance menswear.

Between the ups-and-downs of fashion, sustainability, and the question of personal style, it has been a fascination and favorite of mine.

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