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
27th July, 2010


Monday mornings are tough in the summer. To get away from most of the blazing sun, we get up at 5am. After brekkie and dog walking we usually get out at around 6.30, which means that we’ll at least be done with all the climbing and on our way back home by 10am when the […]

20th July, 2010


Fengguizui this morning. I am so out of shape it’s embarrassing. At the café at the top, we overheard the owner’s very loud father (?) discussing D with the owner, wondering if she was a man, despite the obvious physical characteristics normally associated with women. “It’s such a strange hair cut, it’s got to be […]

24th May, 2010

Taipei-Northeast Cape-Jiaoxi

We packed our day packs this morning and decided to go down to Jiaoxi (礁溪) for a dip in the hot springs on the assumption that the Central Weather Bureau was getting their forecast right – overcast and 20 percent risk of rain. Their forecasts have been crap after all the criticism they received for […]

22nd May, 2010


D gets a drink at the convenience store where the road splits into 106 and 106A So, after a year of very little biking (only managed 500km (!) last year) we are slowly getting back into it again this year, and I am slowly beginning to exercise again. We have made 1000km so far […]

17th May, 2010

Chengtian Rd/Nantianmu Rd

We wanted to do a ride we’d never done before, and we also wanted to find another way than Ankeng Rd to access the Northern Cross Island Highway, so we decided to go through the mountains between Tucheng (土城) and Sanxia (三峽). That cuts out most of the city riding, but adds 15-20 km to […]

3rd May, 2010

A perfect day

It was one of those days that you don’t even get a dozen of each year, and not even half a dozen of them ever fall on a day when you’re not working, and less than three of those days ever fall on a day when you don’t have anything else planned so you can […]

5th April, 2010

New handlebars

A late start today. Rainy day prospects, but in the end (past noon) we got out there. Bought a new handle bar a few days ago to see if that would help me with my hand and shoulder problems, and I really wanted to try it out. I bought a Deda Newton shallow/compact handle bar, […]

29th March, 2010

What a wonderful day

What a wonderful day today was. And we even managed to get on the bikes to use it. Second ride since we bought the bikes and the first without the panniers and the rack. After we came back from the long ride over the New Year’s holiday, I had a problem with numbness in three […]

3rd August, 2009

Fengguizui revisited – again

D crosses the Fengling Bridge at the foot of Five Finger Mountain Another day with great weather, so we decided to go get a cup of coffee and some fresh fruit juice at Fengguizui (風櫃嘴) on top of Five Finger Mountain (五指山). Great views from the coffee table, and you always wonder what the […]

2nd August, 2009

Small Xindian loop

The weather has been wonderful the past few days, and today we finally had time to get out on our bikes, together with Noah. We decided for a leisurely ride down to Xindian and along the Xindian River to Xiaokeng (小坑) I think it is called, a ride we have done several times lately. Xindian […]