December 2010

15th International Bicycle Design Competition and Principles of Design

Well here we are at the end of 2010 with production in Taiwan’s bicycle component production in absolute overdrive for the 2011 model year. Holiday time is still some way off since everyone is racing to meet deadlines before Chinese New Year which will fall on Wednesday February 3. This marks the start of an […]

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Two Young Racers Power Up The Climb to Tatajia (塔塔加) – Great Winter Cycling in Nantou County (南投縣)

I have a backlog of posting to do on technical issues particularly since the Taipei Cycle 2011 is just around the corner. However, on Sunday a mixed group of riders to whom I gave support took on the Tatajia challenge. It was such a great day that I really have to post on it. This […]

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Mt. Yang Ming “P” Challenge 2010

This is the elevation profile of last Sunday’s 78km annual tour of Mt. Yang Ming which towers over Taipei. Every year, around the first weekend in December, some 4000 cyclists pit themselves against the mountain. Mt. Yang Ming is actually a mountain “area” with a number of peaks, the highest being Mt. Seven Stars. This […]

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Taichung Bike Week Visit to Potential Supplier

But before I give some details about this, a quick word on the weekend’s annual Mt. Yang Ming Challenge that my company’s team riders went to on Sunday. Here’s Chang leading the guys in a photo-op shot into the finish after they had all concluded. We had a 12th (510 finishers) in the U29 cat, […]

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