Taipei Cycle Show Random Wrap Up

Mar 13, 2012 at 2:48
by Rob Dunnet  

Taipei Traffic
  Taipei morning traffic seems to slow down when it rains.

Taipei traffic
  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.

Booth Dummies
  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
  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.

Taiwan Excellence booth
  There are several Taiwan Excellence boothes displaying award winning Taiwanese products. I would have to agree that Taiwan is excellent.

Crazy painted road bikes.
  I want to see Gee Atherton or Aaron Gwin racing with a similar paint job.

Taipei Cycle Show 2012
  There is culture down every small alley in Taipei. And we went searching for it on our last night together in the city.

Taipei Cycle Show 2012
  Scooters can be seen pretty much everywhere in Taiwan and there are repair shops on most corners.

day 4

Taipei traffic
  Pedestrians, night markets, street vendors, scooters and vehicles of all sizes share the streets of Taipei.

Mini Camera
  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.

was not a nice morning but the view was amazing ... shooting with Aaron LaRocque
  Richie and Ollie Thomas from Kore checking out the view on the way to the trail head.

richie schley shredding
  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.


  • 5 0
 So jealous I'm not still out there with you guys...
  • 2 0
 Great that you guys had a good time, but -PB Taipei coverage summed up- too much lifestyle, not enough bike.
  • 1 0
 there were 7 articles giving first looks at products and 4 lifestyle pieces ... i think that is a good ratio ...
  • 1 0
 Ok, thanks, so how did I miss all of the product ones? Links?
  • 1 0
 haha bring back the retro paint jobs on atherton and gwins steeds your saying? lovely idea, theyd somehow look more badass
  • 1 0
 Looks like a good time Rob!
  • 1 0
 yah, it was all time ...
  • 1 0
 So the trail is in south Taiwan?? It smells great!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 from ping dong to tai dong ... 15kms most of it downhill
  • 1 0
 Did you guys rent bikes from a local place, or bring your own?
  • 1 0
 I live in Taiwan, so brought our own bikes.
  • 1 0
 could be enduro race in that track
  • 1 0
 it could be, but rumour has it that the trail has been closed to all hikers and bikers for some reason or another ...
  • 1 0
 nice trails. Where did you guys ride?
  • 1 0
 southern Taiwan

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