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
1st August, 2010

Testing the new handlebars

road.jpgSo, as planned, we rode up to Xiaogetou for a morning coffee yesterday. I really wanted to try out those new handlebars. And they were great, for several reasons. I can now place the brake handles in precisely the position I want them; the flat top is really comfortable; when I'm in the drops, breaking and shifting gears is now a breeze; because the drops extend much further back than on the previous handlebars (and most handle bars I've seen, see pic in previous post), it is really comfortable to be in the drops, be it on the flats, uphill or downhill. Oh, and I almost forgot: About a kilometer from the top, 14 Ferrari blew past me, the lowest, widest and sportiest kind, going much too fast on the winding road. Or, rather, 12 Ferrari and 2 Lamborghini. Nine red ones, three gray, one yellow and one black. The Rich Boys' Club was on an outing. handlebike.jpg
With the new handlebars
Facts: Here is the ride with all the GPS data on my Garmin page, including a map. The data can be exported either as a gpx or a kml file from this page.

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