2018 CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE – 7th RIDE – FoTan to the old Hong Kong Frontier at Lo Wu, Hong Kong

Old Hong Kong Frontier at Lo Wu

This is my 7th ride for the 2018 Cycle Life Challenge which took place on last Sunday, 22 April 2018. This time I will take you to one of the historical spots of Hong Kong – the old Hong Kong Frontier at Lo Wu. With the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong from the United … Continue reading "2018 CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE – 7th RIDE – FoTan to the old Hong Kong Frontier at Lo Wu, Hong Kong"

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CLC 2018 – Going Around in a Circle 17

Hi there, folks and fellow cyclists! I’m having a hard time catching up. So many lovely comments that I haven’t answered, so many rides that I haven’t commented. For the time being, thank you all so much. Here is the sixth segment – Circling in the sun … from Ottenhofen to Garching Wednesday April 18, … Continue reading "CLC 2018 – Going Around in a Circle 17"

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CLC 2018 – Going Around in a Circle 15

So many interesting rides to read about from you Cyclelife challengers – I can hardly keep up with all your great posts. It looks like I might be able to complete my circle theme, although I have certainly posted enough rides, unashamedly using the challenge as an excuse to post pictures and write about (almost) … Continue reading "CLC 2018 – Going Around in a Circle 15"

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2018 CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE – 6th RIDE – Journey to Revitalisation

Pier 2 Art Center, Kaohsiung

This is my 6th ride for the 2018 Cycle Life Challenge which took place on 2 April 2018. Today we will take a look at one of the most successfult revitalisation projects in Kaohsiung, the Pier 2 Art Centre located in YanChang District. In the afternoon, we will also have a relaxing ride along the … Continue reading "2018 CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE – 6th RIDE – Journey to Revitalisation"

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CLC Ride #6 – LA LA Land – Off To The Movies

Have you watched season one of “Big Little Lies”? You may recall that it was filmed here in Monterey and that Jack was cut from several scenes. Well, season two is being fillmed now so we thought we would see what all the excitement is about around town. In the original book the story took … Continue reading "CLC Ride #6 – LA LA Land – Off To The Movies"

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CLC2018 Ride 5: The seven switchbacks of Mount Nelson

My weekday morning routine is pretty standard. Wake up early, bowl of porridge for breakfast, get ready, then wheel the Ninja out of the garage for a blast into the office. I plan my departure time depending on how long I want to be out cycling before work. There’s nothing like and hour’s sunrise pedalling … Continue reading "CLC2018 Ride 5: The seven switchbacks of Mount Nelson"

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CLC18 Ride 5: Well-Adjusted on Cal Ave

Monday, April 2, 2018   9 miles Today’s support of the local economy was a visit to my chiropractor, whose office is in a business district of Palo Alto called California Avenue, or, Cal Ave. It’s a pretty easy, flat ride, and there’s lots of bike parking on the avenue. This chiropractor is new to me, … Continue reading "CLC18 Ride 5: Well-Adjusted on Cal Ave"

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CLC2018, Ride 6: Southbound Train

We missed a series of big storms around here while we were wandering through the desert. We returned to unseasonably warm weather, quite pleasant for bicycling. With not much else on the agenda today, I decided to take the SMART train down to Marin county and pedal around some fairly familiar locales, stitching together parts … Continue reading "CLC2018, Ride 6: Southbound Train"

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CLC Ride #10: And now for something completely different

I drove down to Puteri Harbour yesterday afternoon.  Puteri Harbour is a three and a half hour drive from KL. Puteri Harbour is a marina development that spans 2.8km2 (687 acres) in the new regional city of Iskandar Puteri.  The harbour opens into the Johor Strait, which separates peninsular Malaysia from the island of Singapore. … Continue reading "CLC Ride #10: And now for something completely different"

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CLC #3 Ride- The Big Bypass as in Big Sur

Yesterday we loaded the bikes and headed down to Fort Hunter Liggett. The base is 180,000 acres once as large as 200,000 acres. The land was originally owned by William Randolph Hearst. He had a small home there that is now a hotel open to the public. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Hunter_Liggett Hunter Ligget is just one exit north … Continue reading "CLC #3 Ride- The Big Bypass as in Big Sur"

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2018 CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE – 4th RIDE – FoTan to Sheung Shui, Hong Kong

This is my 4th ride for the 2018 Cycle Life Challenge which took place on last Sunday, 25 March 2018. This was another group ride with nearly the same team as in last ride plus a number of new faces. We took the new bike path extension linking Taipo to Fanling and arrived at our … Continue reading "2018 CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE – 4th RIDE – FoTan to Sheung Shui, Hong Kong"

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CLC 2018 Ride #8: Go Further West MAMIL

I’ve just read Emily’s latest posts.  The sights, sounds and smells along her ride routes are diametrically opposed to what I usually experience.  A definite downside to living in the centre of Kuala Lumpur (KL). Yesterday’s ride will look familiar to everyone who read CLC 2018 Ride #7:  Go West MAMIL.  That time I rode as … Continue reading "CLC 2018 Ride #8: Go Further West MAMIL"

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Plan B – March Ride 3 – CLC Ride 3 – Lonesome Pine(s)

….I’m riding into a 10 kph northeasterly. The wind is light enough, though, that the farmers are all taking advantage of the conditions to burn off stubble. On the horizon in every direction are plumes of dark smoke or long lines of bluish haze. Where larger burns are taking place, a dark pink cloud hangs … Continue reading "Plan B – March Ride 3 – CLC Ride 3 – Lonesome Pine(s)"

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CLC18-F: Biking my age in miles (3rd ed.)

Old Bicycle Life followers might recall that I started an annual challenge to myself two years back to bike my age in miles on or after my birthday (Where’s the challenge in that, some might ask? Just you wait, Alchemyrider and Tempocyclist!). I’m a few months late, but the first day of spring seemed like … Continue reading "CLC18-F: Biking my age in miles (3rd ed.)"

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2018 CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE – 3rd RIDE – Yuen Long to Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

Tuen Mun Promenade, Hong Kong

This is my third ride for the 2018 Cycle Life Challenge which took place on last Sunday, 18 March 2018. Without my cycling jersey and clipless road shoes, I enjoyed a group ride with my family and friends in the Western part of the New Terrirories in Hong Kong. You may click here for more … Continue reading "2018 CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE – 3rd RIDE – Yuen Long to Tuen Mun, Hong Kong"

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2018 CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE – 2nd RIDE – Shatin to Tai Mei Tuk, Hong Kong

Tai Mei Tuk, Hong Kong

This is my second ride for the 2018 Cycle Life Challenge which took place on last Saturday, 17 March 2018. The weather is not good. No bright sunshine, only grey sky and gust of wind to accompany my short solo ride from Shatin to Tai Mei Tuk in Hong Kong. You may click here for … Continue reading "2018 CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE – 2nd RIDE – Shatin to Tai Mei Tuk, Hong Kong"

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Plan B – March Ride 2 – Taking it easy (CLC Ride 2)

It has become apparent that I cannot push myself very hard at all yet, or I end up feeling really crummy for extended periods after stressing my body. After the last big ride 2-4 March, and then day surgery procedures on 8 March, it was only Thursday of this past week (15 March), that I … Continue reading "Plan B – March Ride 2 – Taking it easy (CLC Ride 2)"

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CLC2018, Ride 2: Arrakis, also known as the planet Dune

On the planet Arrakis, among the endless dunes, I scan the horizon carefully before I set my thumper upon the surface of the sand and activate it. Instantly it begins the steady, rhythmic thump certain to attract a huge creature from beneath the sand sea. I tighten my grip on the rope and remind myself … Continue reading "CLC2018, Ride 2: Arrakis, also known as the planet Dune"

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CLC18-D: Website ABC’s at the Albina Press

About the website First off, this post isn’t primarily about cycling – it’s about the website.  I biked to Albina Press for coffee and carbs though, so I’ll credit it as a CLC ride also. Albina Press is a nice place to hang out – spacious, excellent WiFi, close to Tiffany’s.  I’m here instead of … Continue reading "CLC18-D: Website ABC’s at the Albina Press"

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CLC2018 Ride 2: Cycleway to Sweet Sassafras

Following alongside the now-disused railway track, the Hobart Innercity Cycleway makes for a great car-free cycle from the waterfront along the Derwent River up to Claremont and back. From my office, it’s a relatively flat 32km (~20 mile) return trip of wide and smooth purpose built concrete path. Sunrises and cycles. Repping in my Woking CC … Continue reading "CLC2018 Ride 2: Cycleway to Sweet Sassafras"

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