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Over six thousand feet of climbing, 30% grades: standard crank and 11-25 cassette?? Surely not!

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Around 700 cyclists, mainly on road bikes, headed off around a classically scenic 77km  route through the hills out the back of Taipei on Sunday. The weather was perfect, the sun was out and, in combination with the climbs, dished out liberal dollops of punishment left, right, and center. There were four climbs to deal […]

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TUAA Alishan The Summit of Clouds Extreme Cycling Challenge 2011

75km of climbing that tops out at 2174m certainly has its rewards on a summer’s day. 61 qualified cyclists contested the elite section with around 2000 “citizen” cyclists ranging from 15 to 67 years taking part in the main event. (Another view of the event here). When they heard that the 1st prize for this […]

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Podium Cafe posts are often very entertaining. As we get very close to another Tour de France there is plenty of anticipation in the leadup. In “Tour de France: 5 riders whom you maybe aren’t sure why they’re going” they highlight 5 pro cyclists who have never achieved very much at the top level for […]

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Lu Chang (鹿場) 50km Challenge

Sunday was the occasion for 1168 cyclists to attempt a short but very challenging ride in Miaoli County. The course began at Wen Shui (汶水) on Route 3, elevation 200m and terminated deep a good way into Taiwan’s Central Mountains at Lu Chang (鹿場), elevation 836m. Total climbing was 1300m. A “Never Stop” (永不放棄) organization event, it […]

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3338 Cyclists Climb to Tatajia 塔塔加

It’s been a busy few weeks. Monday to Friday in the office or going out to visit suppliers or customers. The weekends has mainly been about photo shooting. I have been attending cycling events every weekend, supporting cyclists and trying to improve my strike rate of good photos. I am finding I’m being restricted a […]

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“Around Taichung” 100k Cycling Event 2010

Sunday 22 August 6am saw 3000 cyclists in teams of five each set out from Taichung city’s neighboring town of Feng Yuan. Organized by Taichung county government, the morning’s ride was divided into two different routes: 100km for more seasoned riders and 65km for those looking for a less intense morning’s activity. I was planning […]

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