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Fall He Huan Shan (Mountain) Climbing Classic – Iron Ass (鐵屁股) II Celebration of the Cycling Spirit

Early in the summer I posted about a cycling event on Taiwan’s most revered cycling climb. Each year in the early Fall, the Never Stop group organizes the biggest of these rides up He Huan mountain — or “iron ass” (鐵屁股) as the cycling community calls it — which attracts participants from right across Taiwan. Check …

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Five Reasons You Should Attend Taipei International Cycle Show 2011

Or Taipei Cycle 2011 as the abbreviation will go. March 16-19 in the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall (TWTC Nangang). It will also feature the 15th International Bicycle Design Competition. It seems that each year as soon as it’s over you start orienting yourself towards the coming year’s program. Applications opened a few days ago …

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Le Tour 2010

A preview of team bikes is out in the July/August edition of Taiwan Cycle Sports. In the groupset stakes two years ago it was mainly Campagnolo Record, the rest being DuraAce. Last year SRAM Red made inroads. This year the count comes in with Campagnolo-8; Red-7; DA-7. An interesting balance acheived mostly at Campagnolo’s expense. …

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He Huan Shan (Mountain) Climbing Classic – Iron Ass (鐵屁股), Iron Soul

Every few months or so, large groups of cyclists take on the He Huan Shan ride. Every weekend you will likely see small groups and many solitary riders making their way upwards. It’s part of the San Heng Yi Siu (三橫一豎) the ‘trinity’ of Cross-Island highways — North, Central, and South -that cyclists often like …

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