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
24th August, 2009

Kerb your enthusiasm

Sorry, just had to steal the Taipei Times subhed for the title. The TT today runs a story on yet another Taipei City failure after the ridiculous ongoing story about the Neihu MRT line (two different train systems on one and the same line!): the Dunhua bicycle lane. Read it here. I’ve been meaning to […]

9th August, 2009


Morakot came and went. In the 60 hours between 2009/08/07, 00:00 and 2009/08/09, 12:00, she dropped well over 2 meters of rain in several places in Jiayi, Gaoxiong, and Pingdong counties. Worst off was Weilaoshan (尾寮山) in Sandimen Township (三地門鄉), Pingdong County, with 2495.0 mm. Haven’t seen any of the reports on all the landslides […]

6th August, 2009

Typhoon Morakot

No biking this weekend. I had another ride with Noah planned for tomorrow, but that plan went down the drain together with the rain brought by typhoon Morakot. The winds will probably not get here until tomorow, as the typhoon is currently forecast to make landfall at around 2pm tomorrow. It’s currently moving toward Yilan […]

3rd August, 2009

Fengguizui revisited – again

D crosses the Fengling Bridge at the foot of Five Finger Mountain Another day with great weather, so we decided to go get a cup of coffee and some fresh fruit juice at Fengguizui (風櫃嘴) on top of Five Finger Mountain (五指山). Great views from the coffee table, and you always wonder what the […]

2nd August, 2009

Bike paths revisited

In the Taipei Times today, we ran Julian’s translation of the article about bicycle paths that I commented on the other day. Read the whole article in English translation here.

2nd August, 2009

Small Xindian loop

The weather has been wonderful the past few days, and today we finally had time to get out on our bikes, together with Noah. We decided for a leisurely ride down to Xindian and along the Xindian River to Xiaokeng (小坑) I think it is called, a ride we have done several times lately. Xindian […]

1st August, 2009

The bicycle: a near perfect machine

Perfection “They are near-perfect working machines … They are silent and durable. Tires apart, a well-maintained bicycle will last indefinitely. It is not quite something for nothing since neither nature nor commerce allows such a transaction, but it is pretty damn close … here is a rare example of a concept so nearly perfect […]