Alishan

Alishan, April 12 - 13, 2010. Click pic for album

Taroko to Kending

Taroko Gorge to Kending, Feb 14 - 19, 2010.

Northern Cross Island Highway

Northern Cross Island Highway, May 19 - 21, 2008. Click pic for album
20th March, 2008

Great saddle

Topeak Allay Sports Racing 1.1

I bought this saddle size M before we left for the Huadong tour, and D bought the Sports 1.1, also size M. After coming back from three days on the Southern Cross last November I had a slight numbness in my left thigh for several weeks despite having done […]

19th March, 2008

Taidong to Hualian the hard way

A view from the Ruigang Highway, or township road 64

We had decided to do the East Rift Valley, but felt that going on the flats the whole time would be a bit boring, so we decided to combine the Rift Valley with the Coastal Highway and some mountain riding by crossing over the […]

13th March, 2008

Taipei International Bicycle Exhibition

Today is the first day of the Taipei International Bicycle Exhibition out in the Taipei World Trade Center’s new exhibition hall in Nangang. Because their web site is incredibly, amazingly, and fantastically slow to load — ten minutes and still going — their Chinese site doesn’t load at all, the Events & Seminars page […]

10th March, 2008

Balaka Highway

We still haven’t been up on Yangming Mountain on our bikes, and we’ve also never taken the bikes on the MRT if they weren’t bagged, so we were a bit curious to try that out. So yesterday D, myself, H, X and T did the Balaka Highway from Danshui up to Zhuzihu. We hopped on […]

8th March, 2008

More MRT stations allowing bicycles in Taipei

“To encourage passengers to visit scenic spots around Taipei on bikes, Taipei Metro has lowered its fare for passengers bringing bikes onboard the MRT during weekends and holidays from NT$100 to NT$80, per person and bike, and irrespective of the travel distance starting on Saturday, March 1, 2008. Taipei Metro has also increased the number […]

8th March, 2008

Bicycle rental system in Taipei

“The Taipei City Government will provide 500 bicycles for rent near MRT stations by the end of this year to encourage residents to take better advantage of public transportation

The story.

5th March, 2008

TT editorial on biking

Today’s TT editorial striking a blow for bicycles as a pro-environmental mean of transportation.

3rd March, 2008

No more biking on pedestrian crossings

Beginning on April 1, it will no longer be allowed to bike on pedestrian crossings according to an article in today’s Taipei Times. Instead, sections of pedestrian crossings will be converted to bicycle crossings. In addition, cyclists will have to obey road signs just as motorists would, and it will also be allowed to […]

3rd March, 2008

A coffee at Xiaogetou

Yesterday morning was the first really nice, sunny day for a long time, so we rode out to Xiaogetou in Shiding for a morning coffee at Helen’s with a couple of friends, before returning to Taipei and brunch at Carnegies, where they let us park the bikes next to the bar counter inside the […]