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
3rd May, 2009


An injury laden autumn extending into a long injury ridden, cold ridden and work intense winter and spring seems to have come to an end (touching some cyber wood). Basically no exercise of any kind and only three rides since October last year has turned me into a vegetative and slowly but steadily inflating couch potato thanks to a bad habit of lots of delicious late night snacks. That’s one of the few drawbacks of getting off work at 9 or 10pm.
Having forsworn all freelance work in May to try to get back into shape, I finally got on the bike today to try to soften up my stiffened limbs a bit — a short not-very-steep-at-all ride up to Fudekeng together with Diane and then for the first time returning to the city by way of Nangang rather than continuing on to Xiaogetou, Pingxi or Pinglin. The ride was only 23km from door to door and only took 1.5hrs, but it was enough to almost kill me. It looks as if it’ll be tougher than I thought to get back in shape. I’m easily trained and it’s never been much of a problem before, but then there’s age and all that. We’ll see.

Facts Here’s an earlier description of the ride, and below is a Google map.

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