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
4th August, 2013

Youbike apps

Here are a couple of Android apps that provide info on the Youbike rentals in Taipei and Kaohsiung.


is in English and provides a map with rental sites in Taipei and Kaohsiung that includes info on number of bikes available for rent as well as the number of empty slots if you want to […]

19th June, 2013

Ride maps

I finally got around to doing something about all those maps of the different rides I wanted to put up on the site. I’ve only put up day-trips around Taipei, 10 of them so far, but now that I finally sat down and figured out a simple way of doing it, it won’t take to […]

19th January, 2013

More Armstrong

So, by his own admission, Armstrong did it. He wasn’t such a legendary cyclist after all. Since he did dope, he must also be compared to all the other big cyclists of the past who may well have been doped as well, and then he falls far behind, basically a one trick pony specializing in […]

6th January, 2013

Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong may be considering to admit to doping “because he wants to persuade antidoping officials to restore his eligibility so he can resume his athletic career.”

I don’t get it. Admitting to having used drugs after having denied it vehemently for a decade or more would increase his credibility and convince officials that he […]

25th July, 2012


I don’t know what happened to the sidebars, they just disappeared. Probably something to do with an update to the theme that I am basing this design on. Busy with work for the next few days, so I won’t have time to find the problem right now. For links to maps and routes, please go […]

7th June, 2012

Look but not touch

There’s a new new bike shop in town (Taipei, that is) that looks really cool if you’re rich enough. Well, it looks cool whether you’re rich or not, but look is probably all I’ll ever do. It’s very oriented toward design and style, and they make vintage-style bikes to your requirements, even down to what […]

29th October, 2011

I am now posting to this address: It’ll take some time to get some kind of design up and going, because I have also changed software from MovableType to WordPress, but I’ll get there in the end.

The old blog at (yes, it’s long. Now you know why I’ve changed) has a lot […]

23rd March, 2011

I bought the domain name a few months ago. I wanted, of course, but that was taken. Then in early January, I started receiving a long series of e-mails from the company that had bought the dot com domain, asking me to make an offer for it. I ignored it, of course, because […]

5th March, 2011

Taiwan distance calculator

Here is fairly a useful page that someone pointed me to yesterday: a distance calculator for Taiwan. Powered by Google, it works like the Get Directions function in Google maps, but it feels as if it is a bit more direct. Anyway, it opens up on a map of Taiwan. Click the starting point, any […]

1st February, 2011

Running, not biking

Not a biking post, but maybe something almost as good. Received an e-mail from the Scientist Runner this morning alerting me to his report from the Tainan ROC Centennial marathon, or, officially, the Tainan Ancient Capital International Marathon, in Tainan on Ja 23. I‘ve never run a marathon in Taiwan or anywhere else, but found […]