Monthly Archives: January 2008

Cold Day to Ride; Built Wheel

I rode yesterday (Monday). It was sunny and I had the day off and it seemed appropriate to spend at least part of the day riding. It was very cold and icy. I managed to avoid the icy patches, but … Continue reading

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Cycling in Taiwan

Eva Airlines and the Kosher Menu Hitomi organized our entire trip to Taiwan and Vietnam. We discuss where to go and roughly finish the schedule together, then mostly through the internet she books the hostels, tours, plane tickets, local transportation, … Continue reading

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Cycling in Vietnam

For our short (6 day) stay in Vietnam, Hitomi and I were on a 4 day tour with Sinh Balo to tour the Mekong Delta. The tour included a driver (driving the SAG wagon) and an English-speaking bicyclist would lead … Continue reading

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Wheelbuilding

I've been taking a wheelbuilding class. I don't know what to expect. Arriving early Sunday night, I enter a bike shop that resembles your typical, cluttered neighborhood bicycle shop. Stuff is everywhere, and you then know it's better to ask … Continue reading

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2500+ Miles in 2007

Someplace in Taiwan a week or so ago in 2007, my odometer turned over 2000 miles. For me it was significant, since it was first time I've ever ridden a bicycle so much in a year. To get my 2500 … Continue reading

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End of Newtype USA

I used to read and buy (occasionally) the Japanese Newtype magazine more than about ten years ago and I bought it mostly to enjoy the pictures of the new shows. I also liked seeing the ads, and some of the … Continue reading

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Back from Vietnam and Taiwan

I'll try to put together a comprehensive trip report this week. And by the way, Happy New Year 2008 to my friends and family. One additional thing I'd like to note is that many of my posts for various reasons … Continue reading

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