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
27th September, 2008

Typhoon, again and again. And again.

II wonder when we’ll go biking again. Despite the brilliant weather this week, I’ve been bogged down with work since I’m to cheap to say no because I want to pay for the ridiculously expensive trip to Sweden in October. No off-season prices this year, but instead a ticket price increase in excess of 40 […]

24th September, 2008

Cycle Taiwan

Taiwan’s best English-language newspaper, the Taipei Times, ran a story on Victor Major and his Cycle Taiwan yesterday. Go read it. He said his favorite Taipei day ride is Fengguizui on Wuzhishan. Here’s one of my write-ups of that ride, and there are a couple more here. And here’s my Google map of the ride […]

16th September, 2008

Typhoon Sinlaku II

Typhoon Sinlaku has come and gone, but look at how she kept hovering around the northern parts of Taiwan before she finally took off. Two loops, one down by Ilan and another north of Danshui. I’ve seen typhoons doing one loop before, but never two. The central parts of Taiwan received enormous amounts of rain, […]

14th September, 2008

Typhoon Sinlaku

Look at the picture. No biking this weekend. Taiwan is under the spell of Typhoon Sinlaku, and the rain has been pouring down: 0.8m of rain somewhere down in Yilan between yesterday midnight and this morning, and 0.6m in Taipei’s Shilin during the same time. A place in Jiayi received over 0.4m between midnight tonight […]

8th September, 2008

Balaka

This Sunday we decided to do the Balaka road again. The weather was nice, and it’s a short ride which makes it a perfect half day trip for those of us who have to work in the afternoon. We took the MRT up to Hongshulin, where we met X at 7.30. From there, it’s 10km […]

1st September, 2008

Bike business

Taiwan’s bicycle makers are doing good business this year, according to Jerry at Taiwan’s best English-language newspaper. Bicycle exports to the EU rose by 11.76 percent the first half of this year, and export value increased by 27 percent during the same time period. In addition, share prices have increased to around NT$90 for Giant […]