Monday, September 20, 2010

Kaohsiung XC and DH Race

There is a race coming up on October 9 and 10. There are actually two XC and two DH races on the same weekend. The info is posted here (in Chinese, works best with IE).

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Random Coolness

This isn't really related to Taiwan, but it would be great to have because drivers would certainly leave me more space on the road.

It would be great if I could figure out how to hook the flame thrower to my bike so it would shoot where I aimed it.

Via Get Outdoors blog.

Where To Ride Your Road Bike #1

There is a nice ride that you should try. This is the link to the Google map.

It is an out-and-back ride that starts in Changhua with a mid-point out in Nantou. In total it is about 60 km and there are a couple of climbs which makes it a little difficult. There are usually not too many cars and there are only about six stoplights total. There are plenty of places to stop for water and food, most importantly, near the top of climbs.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Taiwan Cup Race

There is a race coming up on October 24 in Hualien. Details can be found at this site. There are races between 50 and 210 km.

This race is on a Sunday, meaning that you won't have to miss any days of work. Also, the weather should be pretty good. Most amazing of all is that the race starts are at a reasonable hour!

How Tires and Tubes Are Made

This video shows how bike tires are made. It is surprisingly labor intensive. And based on this video, the tires that I buy are cheap because they omit the quality control step.