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 We awoke early and rented two bikes for 50 Yuan ($6) a piece. These bikes were vintage 1920, with little baskets on front and a nice little bell to ring and annoy people as we passed by. Of course we got lost. Good thing the road signs are in Chinese. I asked a nice policeman for directions and after much pantomime (where I attracted many onlookers on the crowded street), I learned nothing except that Chinese police aren't good at charades. At least the Chinese reserve a lot of road space for bikers. That's useful when millions of people ride bikes everyday around Beijing. We survived on our bikes by weaving around to avoid other bikers, cars, and pedestrians while trying to find our way home. Beijing is a great place to bike and I recommend it to everyone. Wear a helmet. After making it back to the hotel in one piece we met Zhenming (let's just call him my Uncle) and his wife Nancy for lunch at "grandma's." I had visited here twenty seven years ago as a small boy. Grandma made us a delicious lunch before we toured Tsinghua University (China's Harvard) and the Summer Palace. We visited the birthplace of a great modern thinker. I'm talking about that enigma called Ed. Yes, we saw the very building where my brother Ed was born. After prostrating ourselves in front of that historical landmark, we went out for a memorable dinner of Peking, I mean, Beijing duck. We ate every part of that duck: brains, heart, feet, tongue. A duck's heart is delicate, soft meat. Tasty...
 Above: Paying respect to the Origin of Ed. Below: Great food at "grandma's" house.