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Feature Article: Two Wheels on The Real Great Wall of China

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The Great Wall of China is 1000 times longer than any monument ever created. It is the largest civil project ever to be attempted in history. Construction began around 700BC and they were still working on it when Columbus discovered America. Thousands of people died over the years of building it. Photos and selfies are always in abundance from this place, and many celebrities have shown up on it.

But what few know is that the wall that most tourists tread their feet on and those walls in which they record their initials are not even that old. They offer barely a few decades of history. Beyond the tourist attraction there is a very different wall, rarely visited or filmed. Almost unknown, and located just above the horizon from where tourists stop to take their selfies; This is the real Great Wall of China.

Make Your Own Shortcut – The Great Wall

I never imagined how the bicycle would mark the course of my life. How it would define my style and personality. Exploring new paths and creating new shortcuts is my main motivation. It has allowed me to visit and get to know places that I would never have visited in any other life. They are unique experiences that give meaning to my life and fill me with energy to continue to follow this path. The adventure will continue for much longer, this is just the beginning  – David Cachon

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