Monday, October 25, 2010

Racing is Over (for the season)

There is only one race left this year (which I forgot to post about-sorry). The next big race will be in the spring in Hualien. I will try to get out and ride some mtb trails that I have not done before and post pictures and maps. If you have any suggestions or tips, let me know and I will try to get out there and ride them. Thanks!

Highway 3

This is a good out and back route. Here is the map. You make it about as hard as you want because there are a lot of smaller hills (3-5 mins). Once you get out past Freeway 72, there is very little traffic. There are some places to stop along the way for refreshments, but not a lot so stock up before you need to.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Digging Time

This Sunday there is a digging party in Taichung. Lots of people are going to come out and help develop Dadu 2. If you want to help out, drop me an email (details at the bottom of the page) and I will send you directions.


Again, this video has nothing to do with riding in Taiwan, but man! This footage is from Redbull Rampage in Utah. Usually videos take away from the scale of things, but these two are taken with helmet cams and you get a little of the sense of scale of what these guys are doing.

Watch them in full screen for full amazement.

This one is the scarier one...

Via decline magazine

Monday, October 4, 2010

Where To Ride Your Road Bike #2

There is a famous hill climb on route 136. This is a map of the ride.

It starts out as a gentle climb and then rises to about 700m above sea level. You can do it as an out-and-back ride, or do a loop. I like doing the loop because the descent down the back side is one of the best that I have found. Since they put in freeway 6 a couple of years ago, the ride back on highway 14 used a lot less, so it is much nicer.