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Taipei Cycle Show Random Wrap Up
Mar 13, 2012 at 2:48
Taipei morning traffic seems to slow down when it rains.
A lot of Taipei was built over or around existing buildings. It is not odd to see a temple in the middle of the street that has lasted the test of time.
I walked by this booth a dozen times before I saw these two gentlemen sending out the vibe, is the beach that way?.
Dangerous Momo, Richie Schley, Brian Lopes and Tarek Rasouli hanging out in Taipei. When talking to Momo I referred to him as a legend and he asked if that was another way to call him old.
There are several Taiwan Excellence boothes displaying award winning Taiwanese products. I would have to agree that Taiwan is excellent.
I want to see Gee Atherton or Aaron Gwin racing with a similar paint job.
There is culture down every small alley in Taipei. And we went searching for it on our last night together in the city.
Scooters can be seen pretty much everywhere in Taiwan and there are repair shops on most corners.
Pedestrians, night markets, street vendors, scooters and vehicles of all sizes share the streets of Taipei.
The highlight of the night was when we found the mini camera store. Aaron shooting Matt while Matt shoots Aaron.
While Matt and Karl headed home, Aaron and I headed south. We met up with freeride legend Richie Schley and we were hoping for clear skies and dry trails, but that is not what we found.
Richie and Ollie Thomas from Kore checking out the view on the way to the trail head.
If I had to describe our ride in one word it would have to be "EPIC".
The Taipei show is over, but we have more to come from Taiwan in the next couple of weeks.
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The Illustrated Ride
(Mar 13, 2012 at 3:06)
So jealous I'm not still out there with you guys...
(Mar 16, 2012 at 13:17)
Great that you guys had a good time, but -PB Taipei coverage summed up- too much lifestyle, not enough bike.
(Mar 16, 2012 at 18:18)
there were 7 articles giving first looks at products and 4 lifestyle pieces ... i think that is a good ratio ...
(Mar 31, 2012 at 20:14)
Ok, thanks, so how did I miss all of the product ones? Links?
(Mar 14, 2012 at 9:23)
haha bring back the retro paint jobs on atherton and gwins steeds your saying? lovely idea, theyd somehow look more badass
(Mar 14, 2012 at 7:00)
nice trails. Where did you guys ride?
(Mar 14, 2012 at 7:05)
(Mar 14, 2012 at 6:10)
could be enduro race in that track
(Mar 14, 2012 at 6:16)
it could be, but rumour has it that the trail has been closed to all hikers and bikers for some reason or another ...
(Mar 13, 2012 at 16:57)
Looks like a good time Rob!
(Mar 14, 2012 at 6:59)
yah, it was all time ...
(Mar 14, 2012 at 5:54)
So the trail is in south Taiwan?? It smells great!!!!!!
(Mar 14, 2012 at 5:56)
from ping dong to tai dong ... 15kms most of it downhill
(Mar 14, 2012 at 21:00)
Did you guys rent bikes from a local place, or bring your own?
(Mar 15, 2012 at 7:27)
I live in Taiwan, so brought our own bikes.
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