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Monday, May 2, 2011

Wuling Video, Links and Giro

Bikeman just posted a fantastic video of last weekend's Wuling Challenge. For those who don't already know, the Wuling Challenge is a ride to the 3275m summit of the Central Cross Island Highway. The final 7km are brutal. Kudos to all those who joined and moreover to those who finished. I was hoping to be there this year, but alas, it was not to be. Lots of bike action this past weekend.

Taiwan Biking Links:

  • Crazy Guy on a Bike details his difficult ride up to Smangus. Aside from being a simple cycling destination, Smangus has also recently been at the center of a clash between indigenous rights and state power as documented by David Reid, a Taiwan based scholar.
  • SUN-E has some great pics from the Da Xue Shan event that was also held this past weekend. Team Neko was there as well.
  • And one from OZ on the three-seater MILF bike (and no... not the Moro Islamic Liberation Front).

Other Links:

  • Golden State threatens to shower tickets on speedy commuters across the Golden Gate (Say that ten times fast).
  • El Diablo, the crimson colored caricature from Germany who found fame in prodding Tour de France riders up the highest peaks with his pitchfork, has crafted a rickshaw in honor of the royal wedding. Prince Philip was overheard commenting that it was the most welcome gift from Germany since the Blitz and since a gaffe-prone Consort from the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg joined the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha... er... Windsor.
Don't Forget:

The Giro d'Italia kicks off this weekend. Last year's race was a spectacle. This year they decided to add a few more mountains and an active volcano. Maybe next year we'll see a pool of sharks. Watch it HERE!