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Since Big Mike was the very first TPR person I met, I had to come and make my 1000th post in here!

 

Glad you and Megan had a safe trip home! Hope you had a great time in China!

 

Congrats on your 1000th post!

 

Thank you!!

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Welcome back Big Mike! Glad you had a good time (well at least that's what i gathered on FB). Can't wait to see some pictures of the trip.

 

Congrats to Arosania & ahecht and making it to the finals!

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Hello Valuable Big Mike Readers!!!

 

 

Everyone and their Uncle is going to post TPR China pictures soon, heck, even Megan put one out already!

 

 

Lots of roller coasters, lots of park pictures, but how many times do you get to see all the stuff that happens outside the parks???

 

 

Everyone knows TPR trips kick major ass and are a ton of fun, but a lot of the fun does come from things other than parks.

 

 

That is where Big Mike comes in!

 

 

This report is everything we did OTHER than roller coasters and parks

 

 

I will leave the rest to the experts and the other 40 trip participants.

 

 

This is the uncensored China through the eyes of Big Mike, including the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!

 

 

Lots of pictures to check out in no particular order.

 

 

Hope you enjoy!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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The trip from Newark NJ to Beijing China was 13 and a half hours non stop, using this arching flight pattern that took us up near the North Pole.

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I added this picture because it reminded me of Roller Coaster Rider demanding more updates!

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Big Mike and peacocks!

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A trip to China is not complete without a stop at the Community Pubic Park!

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Since the flight was so long to China, Big Mike was prepared to take over if the pilot needed a break.

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One of our surprise BONUS events, a stop at the Tea House!

TPR always puts "AND MORE" in their trips, this must be what they are talking about!

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Megan holding her nose to prevent the China stink from entering her body!

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Every day we would look out the bus window hoping to see sun instead of layers and layers of pollution in the air.

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"AND MORE!!!" A Jade store tour!

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The Great Wall of China!

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The approach to the Great Wall has shops and bear feeding!

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The bears would stand and catch the food!

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Despite contrary beliefs, the Great Wall is still being built and Big Mike lent a hand.

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Everyone gets to enjoy an alpine slide lift up to the Great Wall and a ride back down.

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The Great Wall of China!

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I suppose the view would have been a bit better if there were not such an abundance of pollution in the air.

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Big Mike checks off another thing on his "Top 50 Always Wanted To Do List", visit the Great Wall of China!

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Big Mike and Megan share some Wall time together.

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Big Mike in Tiananmen Square!

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The square is right in front of the Forbidden City!

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I think China may be the only place in the World where you can look directly at the sun and your eyes would be fine due to the many layers of protective pollution.

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Big Mike and Megan inside the Forbidden City!

 

You are not forbidden if you are on a TPR tour!

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Big Mike and Megan just outside the Emperor's residence.

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More bonus fun, a Silk Tour!!!

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Relaxing time at the pool for The Big Man!

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Megan is Big Mike Road Show representing!

 

What better product placement??

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You can tell that some of the rides in China have not been ridden in quite a while by how big the birds nest is.

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Big Mike and Megan take in some Chinese culture.

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A Chinese acrobat show!

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Big Mike and Megan check out the Olympic Birds Nest and Water Cube lit up at night!

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Meanwhile, the hot Chinese girls check out Big Mike!

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One of Big Mike's favorite thing to do, soak Chinese people!

Best yet, each shot considering the exchange rate came out to 6 cents per shot!

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Beijing Olympic Park!

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The Birds Nest!

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The Water Cube!

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Exclusive inside the Birds Nest photo!

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Big Mike and the Olympic Torch!

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Beijing Olympic Park!

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Megan is a HUGE gymnastics fan and went searching for Nastia Luikin's gold medal!

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The gymnastics geek in her could not wait to find the Indoor Stadium where the gymnastics were held!

 

Being that Megan loves gymnastics, we video her doing a cartwheel at most famous places like this, so if you want Big Mike to post some cart wheels from the Olympic Stadium, Great Wall, Chichen Itza, etc, post "I want to see Megan's cartwheels" in my thread!

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The Water Cube lit up at night is a great sight!

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We are going inside the cube!

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Swimming and Diving took place here and is also where Michael Phelps won all the medals!

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Many parks had Ice Houses, which were very cooling.

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The 2nd best part about the ice house after cooling down was the ice slides!

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A Big Mikesickle!

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Big Mike never saw these before, kid's pants that purposely had slits cut out of the pants so the kid could take a squat dump or whiz wherever they wanted.

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Yep, I knew no one would believe me, so here ya go!

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Traffic in China is horrific! They even won't let some cars drive on certain days according to your license plate number.

Worst of all, there are these bikes all over the place thinking they own the road.

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You know it is out of control when the gas line for the bikes is 10 times that of cars.

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There were a LOT of stray dogs and cats anywhere you went.

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Big Mike found an American Pizza place that delivered and was very happy about that!

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Megan challenged Big Mike to an archery championship! What was she thinking??

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Actually we played a few times and Big Mike won and got the prize, much to Megan's disappointment!

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Signs of a sore loser!

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Feeding the monkeys!

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The Chinese love their fish!

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Big Mike cuddling a red panda!

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Megan too, as displayed by Big Mike's much better photo taking skills.

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We have a new addition to our family!

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Megan scouted out a Haagen Dazs!

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Big Mike and Megan visit the Panda Reserve!

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Only here can you see so many pandas in one place!

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Big Mike checks off yet another thing on Big Mike's Top 50 Always Wanted To Do List, hold a panda!!!

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Megan holds one too!

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Our family is getting bigger and bigger!

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Baby panda!!

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Big Mike feeds a black swan.

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Doing so many parks in China, Big Mike had to hire someone to cart him around.

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Long bus rides were easier for Megan with pictures of her doggies to look at.

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A visit to a Chinese garden.

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McDonalds delivery!!

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The Pearl Tower, where there is a coaster in one of those balls.

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Big Mike all the way at the top of the Pearl Tower.

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It's high, but not as high as the Shanghai World Financial Building, also known as the Bottle Opener!

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The Pearl Tower had a glass floor!

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Nice shrubbery.

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We took a ride on the Maglev train, run by magnets and very fast and smooth.

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The Maglev reaches 301 km/h but has the ability to top 500!

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The gang took a boat cruise while in Shanghai!

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Shanghai lit up at night.

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Shanghai Zoo!

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Delicious is not the word I think of when it comes to a toilet.

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Big Mike was pleased by the thought of finding a Carls Jr.

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During some down time, we all went and got all kinds of massages at the local mall for free.

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The massage gave Megan a look I've seen before, right after a Big Mike Delight!

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More swimming, this time at a different pool.

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Pretty nice view!

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The Shanghai World Financial Building, wow!

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100 floors up and the World's tallest observation tower!

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The view.

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Candice, President of the roller coaster group in China and one heck of a hottie.

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Talking about hotties, seems every China girl came running to Big Mike for a picture!

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China food was not to Big Mike's liking, so carrying some extra Pizza Hut around came in handy!

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Big Mike concluded the trip with some China Geocaching success!

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The TPR trip to China was a lot of fun and very exciting as always, but seemed to be too much for the rookie travelers.

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On the other hand, the veteran travelers always had excess energy to spare!

 

Hope you enjoyed!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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Megan's Cartwheels please.

 

I want to see Megan's cartwheels.

 

I want to see Megan's cartwheels.

 

Big Mike were you really on a TPR tour? You definitely saw a lot of China and its great to see some of the culture!

 

I love all your photos. Thank you!

 

I need to see Megan's cartwheels of the World.

 

Megan's World Cartwheel Tour Please.

 

I'm hope I see good lunge, straight lines, full extension of the legs & pointed toes in these Cartwheels Megan!

 

Cartwheel Cartwheel Cartwheel Cartwheel Megan Cartwheel Megan Cartwheel

 

Did I mention Megans Cartwheels please please please please please.

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The front page is totally up to date now!!!

 

 

Here is every player that still has picks to make, and you can make them at any time!

 

 

53. Zingoman -

54. Zingoman -

55. Zingoman -

74. Her0ofLime

118. The Bebes -

119. The Bebes -

120. Milo1188 -

121. Milo1188 -

122. Milo1188 -

 

 

The first event that will be decided will be the Nascar Race to the Championship, with the current standings below and a possible 6 Valuable Big Mike Readers still in contention:

 

 

1 Jimmie Johnson 2096 Leader (amyamy)

2 Brad Keselowski 2095 -1 (picknyourseat)

3 Denny Hamlin 2089 -7 (picknyourseat)

4 Tony Stewart 2086 -10 (mikeykaise)

5 Kasey Kahne 2081 -15 (sspaz1000)

6 Clint Bowyer 2081 -15 (GriffyTiffy)

7 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2070 -26 (amyamy)

8 Kevin Harvick 2065 -31 (GriffyTiffy)

9 Greg Biffle 2063 -33 (GriffyTiffy)

10 Martin Truex Jr. 2062 -34 (GriffyTiffy)

11 Matt Kenseth 2061 -35 (GriffyTiffy)

12 Jeff Gordon 2051 -45 (nrs2420)

 

 

Another Find the Ducky Game coming up next!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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Unlike Robb on a Podcast, That jab at me was actually pretty funny.

 

 

Does A reference in The Big Mike Road Show make me "TPR-Royalty"?

 

Do you know how to be something other than rude and obnoxious?

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Red Pandas are so freakin' cute! China looks like a very interesting place. Pictures alone probably can't capture all the uniqueness of it but it sure makes for amusing trip reports.

 

And this just almost made me spit my soup on my keyboard:

 

Unlike Robb on a Podcast, That jab at me was actually pretty funny.

 

Does A reference in The Big Mike Road Show make me "TPR-Royalty"?

 

Do you know how to be something other than rude and obnoxious?

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Awesome update, Big Mike!! China looks so awesome and I'm so glad you got to mark so many things off your "Top 50 Always Wanted To Do List". I'm very jealous!

 

And, of course.....

 

 

 

 

I WAN'T TO SEE MEGAN'S CARTWHEELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

- Lady Bebe

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Whoa I'm behind the times!

 

Great photos, Big Mike! The tour looks awesome and it's nice to see some of the other stuff you guys did besides just coasters!

 

And I'd love to see Megan's cartwheels as well! Can she do a one-arm cartwheel?

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And I'd love to see Megan's cartwheels as well! Can she do a one-arm cartwheel?

 

Can Megan do forarm cartwheels as well. Please show us Megan's Cartwheels.

 

Cartwheel, cartwheel, cartwheel, cartwheel, cartwheel

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Here's my post for the finals of the Super Epic Contest!

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Antique Carousel - A, N, T, I, Q, U, E, C, R, O, S, L

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Giant Sky Wheel - G, I, A, N, T, S, K, Y, W, H, E, L

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Jump Around - J, U, M, P, A, R, O, N, D

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Xtreme Frisbee - X, T, R, E, M, F, I, S, B

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Zero Gravity - Z, E, R, O, G, R, A, V, I, T, Y

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WOW!

 

That is totally amazing!!!

 

 

5 pictures, never thought that could be done! Mighty fine job!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Well looks like you will be Grand Champion unless somehow your bud can accomplish this task in 4 pictures!

 

 

10 days to go!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

 

 

PS - You look great in those pictures too!

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