Alishan

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
26th January, 2011

Bikes on trains

Andrew over at Taiwan in Cycles and his wife have made an incredible job translating all the rules for bringing bikes on trains in Taiwan. Go read it!

11th October, 2010

Another kind of biking

Still fighting that cold, so I do my biking on the net. Here’s another kind of biking, some really cool stunts.

7th October, 2010

Bike fitting

While I’ve been lying on the sofa, reading, trying to rid myself of a cold, I’ve also spent some time on the internet reading about bikes and biking. Over at Endurance Corner, I found an interesting series of articles about anatomic considerations in bike fitting by a man called Alan Couzens (MS in sports science). […]

6th October, 2010

That’s biking

If you thought you were a good mountain biker, then check these guys out. I’m not into mountain biking myself, but this looks sooo fun, I just had to share this video. Some seriously cool stuff.

30th July, 2010

New handlebars. Again.

Got my new handlebars yesterday. FSA Wing Pro Compact. Aluminium, I have no need for carbon. This is what the FSA site has to say about them: DESCRIPTION & MATERIALS Double butted and tapered AL7050 34mm Ergo flat top 120mm wide center round section makes it easy to mount accessories SIZES Ø31.8mm x W380, 400, […]

29th July, 2010

Bike paths revisited, again

Going up to Fengguizui a couple of weeks ago, we found that they had added bike paths along Jingye Rd (敬業路) (runs next to the shopping area at Jiannan MRT stop) since we last did this ride a couple of months ago. This is of course what they should have done with the bicycle lane […]

27th June, 2010

Holidays

Back in Sweden for the holidays. Didn’t bring our bikes despite an early suggestion from D. Unfortunately — temps hover around 20, and the skies are blue. Would have made for perfect biking. Instead, we had to go sailing, first time since we left Sweden all those years ago. A friend’s trimaran. We own neither […]

4th June, 2010

Bike shops

Going to work at the Taipei Times today, I was bored so I started to count bikeshops. It’s hard work. Here’s what I found: There are at least 10 shops within 10 minutes walking distance from the office. Two Giant stores, one Specialized store, one Merida store, one brand I can’t remember, and five other, […]

20th April, 2010

Pedals

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 couple […]

24th March, 2010

Dunhua bicycle lane revisited

So Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin has been forced to come out and acknowledge that the Dunhua bicycle lane was a complete failure. Read the report in Taiwan’s best English language paper, the Taipei Times. It took Hau half a year or so to admit that the city wasted NT$100 million (US$3 million) on 4.5km of […]