2012 marks the second year that Pinkbike attends the Taipei Bike Show. We arrived a day early, decided to visit the show venue and to experience a day in Taipei.
Blue skies above China or Russia. From this view it looks like there are some zones we definitely need to check out.
The last hurdle to cross after traveling for so many hours. Airports should have a rest area between the airplane and customs, the Automated People Mover is a nice touch though. More "Lost in Translation" to come.
I never get sick of seeing this sign, for me it means that I am close to being home. For the Pinkbike crew it means another amazing week in Taipei. For you it means great coverage from another international trade show.
View of Taipei 101 from the top of our hotel for the week, the Far East Shangri-La.
We started Tuesday morning in the Shangri-La rooftop hot tub. Karl keeps it real and goes shorts off.
Matt Wragg has joined the Taiwan Pinkbike team. He's a little shy and managed to miss the bath robe team photo.
On the left Aaron LaRocque from Pink.com is ready to rock. On the right, Aaron and Karl wait for the MRT to Nangang Exhibition Hall.
After searching for an elevator at the exhibition hall we found one big enough carry Karl to the fourth floor.
We walked around the show for a bit during set up and found some interesting placements. Giant is next to Merida and SRAM is next to Shimano. #fighting
Cane Creek has been working with Straitline to make a headset compatible with their new Gyro. We were lucky enough to get a sneak peak of their combined effort, more to come on this. We were also lucky enough to help reality redesign the Cane Creek logo.
We left the show and went searching for the veritable Taiwanese experience.
We got off to a good start at the Modern Toilet. A bathroom themed restaurant in the Xin Men Ding area of Taipei.
All the meals are served on or in bathroom inspired dishes. Eating beef curry from a toilet has never tasted so good.
Bikes are a popular form of transportation in Taiwan and locals can be seen riding anything and pretty much everything.
Taipei is an amazing city and we have an amazing week planned. Keep your computer locked here for all things Taipei.
Coming to you live and direct from our rooftop workstation, stay tuned!