A 72 year old white haired boy from Henan has been riding around the world for 12 years

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Have you ever thought about the ideal life after retirement? When many people feel that they have reached their twilight years and can finally have a good rest, a 72 year old man has started another cool “adolescence”.

The old man with black and white beard is named Xu Yukun.

Uncle donkey’s little partner in 1998 said that his name is easy to be mispronounced as Cai Xukun, but if you know Xu Yukun’s story a little, I think Cai Xukun will also be unable to help but praise: 00 grow up one after another, but your uncle is still your uncle.

This year, he was also invited to participate in the recording of the variety show adventure life, which scored quite high in Douban last year.

One person, one car, shuttling through the Forest Avenue, crossing the road and waiting for the train…

At the beginning of the program, it is the picture of him riding.

At present, he has been riding for 12 years! Since 2007, it has cycled 110000 kilometers, covering 33 provinces, cities and autonomous regions in China, as well as 25 countries in Asia, Europe and Australia.

At the 7th Global traveler summit at the end of 2018, the prince of the United Arab Emirates also awarded him the “best global travel Achievement Award”.

Years do not spare people, and I have never spared years.

Such a life is really profitable.

Maybe this is the real old man! Farmers before the age of 160 and travelers after the age of 60! Before deciding to ride around the world, Xu Yukun was just a genuine farmer in Nanyang, Henan Province.

However, he devoted most of his life to working and making money to support his family, but in the hard work facing the Loess and facing the sky, he sprouted a wish: one day, he hopes to travel all over China and see the great rivers and mountains of the motherland.

All said to go, behind is bit by bit accumulation, silent preparation.

After making a wish to ride around the world, Xu Yukun, who has only a fifth grade education in primary school, has never forgotten to study culture, current affairs and politics, care about national and world events, and even practiced good calligraphy.

Until 2007, at the age of 61, he finally completed the “task” of supporting the elderly and raising the children when all the children got married and started their careers.

He realized that the time to start cycling had finally arrived! Before the age of 60, he was a farmer, a filial son and a father; After the age of 60, he will be a traveler! One early morning in April 2007, Xu Yukun left on his bike without telling everyone and with his luggage and equipment hidden outside.

After running a hundred kilometers, he called home at ease: I’m gone.

Don’t look for it.

I’ll see you in a few months.

That year, the whole country was welcoming the “Beijing Olympic Games” in 2008.

Xu Yukun was determined to go under the banner of publicizing the “Olympic Games”.

The front of the car is tied with a small national flag, and the back seat is hung with the slogan of [Olympic 2008].

While riding, they publicize the Olympic spirit.

In Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, he swore to the national flag: my big trip has begun.

In the bird’s nest, where the opening ceremony has not yet been held, he took a picture here.

In Badaling Great Wall, he launched the banner of Olympic 2008.

Then he rode all the way north, across the Daxinganling, across the northern wilderness, to Fuyuan, the first county in the East, and to Mohe Arctic village in the north.

He lived in the open air all the way.

He often couldn’t take a bath in ten days and a half months.

He got up at 5 o’clock every day, rode until 8 o’clock in the evening, stopped at the landmark to enjoy it and took photos as a souvenir; In this way, it took more than two months to make a circle in the three northeastern provinces, covering more than 8000 kilometers.

Three months later, he ran out of 2000 yuan and had to return to his hometown in Henan.

At this time, the family’s support and irony and sarcasm were overwhelming.

But Xu Yukun said, “I desperately want to go forward and get out of a new world.” Because: “human life can not be rehearsed, I want to live more meaningful!” In order to prevent him from sneaking out again, his family confiscated his money and camera.

Four months later, he took out his 1500 yuan private house money, spent 1420 yuan on a camera, put the remaining 80 yuan and slipped out of the house again.

Along the way, due to the shortage of funds, they seldom eat big cakes and drink spring water, rarely enter hotels, set up tents and sleep in the wilderness, rarely stay in hotels, suffered wind, frost, snow and rain, and lost more than 30 kilograms of weight.

But Xu Yukun said, “I enjoy the feeling on the road too much.

I don’t have any distractions.

I feel very happy!” Before the opening of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, he had left footprints in 23 provinces across the country.

In the following three years, Xu Yukun traveled through 33 provinces in seven times, from publicizing [Olympic 2008] to [low-carbon life], riding through no man’s land in Xinjiang and across the Qinghai Tibet Plateau, and the journey became more and more thrilling.

In the high mountains of Tibet, he suffered from acute gastroenteritis on the way, and his bicycle was tied.

In despair, he was pulled back to the county by the armed police force who built the road.

In the no man’s land of Lop Nur, Xinjiang, he rushed to the highway recklessly and ran for his life.

I don’t know how long it took him to see the living…

But he crossed the mountains, crossed the rivers, climbed Mount Tai, climbed the Great Wall, climbed Tiananmen Square, enjoyed the great rivers and mountains of the motherland and saw the great situation of the construction of the motherland.

2 from traveling all over China to traveling all over the world! After seeing the great rivers and mountains of the motherland, Xu Yukun’s dream is to travel all over China and all over the five continents of the world.

If you don’t know the language, learn to use smart phones and ask for directions by relying on maps and translation software; If the travel expenses were not enough, they raised their own funds by selling 10 yuan travel notes.

(there are also some subsidies from family members and caring people.) After many hardships, in 2016, Xu Yukun successfully visited 7 countries in Asia, 15 countries in Europe and Australia..