Tag Archives: Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking in the Snow

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Yes, it’s that time of the year that you get the obligatory ‘going mountain biking then head to the pub’ post.  But we know you love it, Michael! Dad and I headed over to Thetford Forest, which is usually a quick blast and great for […]

A Dirty Weekend in Hong Kong

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2010 was the Chinese Year of the Mountain Bike, starting it in style on two wheels in Hong Kong, taking in some of Taiwan’s best riding, and ending up recently with a new bike to call my own.  After proving the intra-Asian transport options over […]

New Rig

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Taipei Mountain Biking

I love mountain biking.  It’s ‘my sport’. At 13 years old, I remember looking with fascination at my neighbour’s bike when I went round to feed the cats – a guy called Paul. Mountain biking seemed glamorous and Californian, and the shiny metal and the […]

Stonedeer Trail 2

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Stonedeer Trail

Well here it is folks; day three on our Taiwan mountain biking bender … the Stonedeer Trail (also known as Syakaro or 石鹿古道) .  The last time we rode the trail in 2007, it dished up a bewildering series of large landslides, leaving us ragged and […]

Puli Mountain Biking

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Puli Mountain Biking

Mark works it. Day two on our little adventure was supposed to have started by waking up in a tent, halfway up a mountain.  Sadly, that did not quite happen as planned, and instead we found ourselves in the tourist honeypot of Sun Moon Lake (although […]

Nenggao Mountain Biking – 能高越嶺古道

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Nenggao Mountain Biking

Riding the ridge of mountains that comprise the spine of Taiwan has long been an ambition of the myself and the riding group.  After some significant effort, Mark put together some days of riding; day 1 of the plan was to attack the infamous Nenggao […]

Derelict Firing Range

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Derelict Firing Range

It was miserable weather up in the hills today.  Conditions were humid, rainy and chilly/hot in a way that only seems to happen around Taipei.  As a result of the extremely slippery conditions, Mark and I opted to take a different route.  We came across […]

Springtime Mountain Biking

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Austin Cycling 2010

Cloned Riding The cool weather during the week politely extended into the weekend, and I jumped at the opportunity to get out into the hills.  I was provided with wheels once more by Lance Armstrong’s shop, Mellow Johnnie’s, again with Ken and Sandra expertly guiding […]

Hongmonay

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Mince Pies, mid-process. I had, in my thirty years, never been away from my village for Christmas, bar trips to family around the country. As adorable as that is, it was high time I flew the nest during the festive period. Thoughtfully, my sister agreed […]

Mountain Biking Austin

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Myself, Tony, Ken and Sandra … ready to roll! I am almost positive that if I did ever end up moving to Austin, my waist line would do one of two things, depending on a series of decisions I would need to make. These decisions […]