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
20th April, 2010


We have never used cleats and clipless pedals, but when we bought our new bikes we decided that it's time to begin. D's using them in the spinning classes in the gym, but since I don't ride bikes indoors, I've never tried them at all. We've been meaning to put them on for a vp-pedal.pngcouple of months, but there's never been time to take the bikes for a spin down to the river park and try it out before we started using them. Today we finally found the time. We rode down to the river park and replaced the platform pedals with our double-sided VP pedals that came with the bikes. D's pedals are marked M11, which is branded as "VP-M11 Superlight SPD style pedal" at 320gr/pair. Mine are unmarked, but look and weigh about the same. It was less challenging than I thought, and after a spin around the river park and adjusting the clip so it wasn't too tight, we felt quite comfortable. Even though we were only going slow and although there are no hills in the river park, you could feel a difference in power. I'm looking forward to our next ride. Mazu knows when that'll be: I'm overloaded with freelance work and the Central Weather Bureau is forecasting rain for the coming week.

2 comments to Pedals

  • Oh I just noticed that you like Laphroig! That is my favourite too! I am also partial to Lagavulin 16yo.
    Talk to Tim about out tentative plan to ride up to the Kavalan whisky distillery in Ilan. Their whisky is not peaty, but still has wonderful depth…maybe after we cross the Wuling pass 🙂

  • tbv

    Yes. I’m even a member of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, which is where you get the best whiskies you never tasted before and probably never even imagined existed.