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
6th August, 2009

Typhoon Morakot

MorakoNo 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 County at a speed of 16km/h, making 22 revolutions/hour. Winds are reaching 38m/s at the center, with gusts topping 48m/s. That's pretty strong. I hope it brings lots and lots and lots of rain. There's been so little rain this year that there is talk of another round of water rationing, and a typhoon could alleviate that situation. It's no fun to be able to get a shower only every second day when the mercury hits 35-36 degrees.

3 comments to Typhoon Morakot

  • Jeremy Lewis

    Just got back from biking in pre-typhoon weather (aug 6th). pretty sweet and exhilarating. not much risk either if one has command of biking basics and can handle rain and wind.

  • tbv

    The risk isn’t the wind and the rain in itself, it is all the stuff that comes flying through the air and can hit you when wind speeds reach 50m/s (180km/hr or 110mphr).
    I’ve been in cars hit by falling roof tiles and flying metal sheeting and had stuff fall down close to me when I’ve been walking outside in typhoons. Avoiding such stuff has nothing to with command of biking basics, so I stay off the roads during typhoons if I can.

  • Anonymous

    and lots of rain it brought…