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
31st July, 2009

Bikes and love hotels

I ran into a story this morning about a guy bringing his expensive bike to a love hotel in Tianmu for a fling, the Feeling Hotel no less, not far from where we used to lived ten years ago. Read it.

30th July, 2009

Bicycle paths in Taiwan

Day Yeong-tyi, director of the Sustainable Built Environment Research Center at Chung Yuan Christian University had an interesting article about Taiwan’s current bicycle craze and the construction of bicycle paths in China Times on Tuesday. The headline translates into something like “Make bicycles a part of daily life and local communities” (讓自行車回歸生活 回到社區) and it […]

29th July, 2009

Historic bike ride

A group of students from National Taiwan Normal University have done a 20-day bicylce tour taking them from Jinmen to Penghu and then via Luermen up to Danshui. What’s special about the ride is that they were following the travel journal written by a Qing dynasty official who did the trip in 1697 to map […]

24th July, 2009

Jiaoxi and back

Bamboo with wishes written on them in Jingtong

We really did get on our bikes this Monday, for a ride down to Jiaoxi, a dip in the hot springs, and a couple of really fresh seafood meals. We left at 7am and rode through early morning Taipei down to Muzha and then on to […]

19th July, 2009

A fantastic gadget

Bought myself a Garmin Edge 705 GPS bike computer last week. A fantastic little gadget that basically does everything but measure power output and prepare a coffee at the top of the mountain. Come to think of it, it is ready to measure and integrate power output into the other data if I were to […]

16th July, 2009

A flat on the flats

And they enter the atmosphere and swoop down on both wheels and continue down to Xindian and on toward Xiaokeng (小坑) or whatever that little community along the Wulai River is called. Never seen a sign. A 40km ride in the blazing summer heat. We left at 7, and that is already a bit late. […]