Lanzhou. City of 2.1 million. Gansu Province. The far west. Faxian probably rolled through this way on his way to search for Buddhist scriptures. Likewise, Xuanzang likely passed by on his own Journey to the West. But the days of the silk road have long been over. Caravans have been replaced by freight trains and pilgrims make their journeys on 747s. However, in the history of the Flying Pigeon Project, we have covered bikes from many areas of China, but seldom from the arid, unforgiving, and history soaked west. Now thanks to Canadian David Brownridge, we can see that some people in Lanzhou, still find the old fashioned modes of travel most satisfying.