- Posts: 15
- Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:31 pm
I am planning a ride round the island of Taiwan in August (2013).
I have done most the way to sydney from melb and melb to adelaide last year so understand what is required for endurance fixed gear cycling. see viewtopic.php?f=28&t=34447&start=25
I understand road and conditions will be different in Taiwan. Has any cycled the coast at all ? What are the hills like on coast.
Also anyone that does long rides fixed in melbourne are you keen to catch up for a ride. I can handle up to 150 km in one day max.
- Posts: 1816
- Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:53 pm
- Location: Melbourne Vic
This site is run by an Aussie in Taiwan, and may be of use to you.
http://ozsoapbox.com/cycling/5-reasons- ... ment-86801
- Posts: 17153
- Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:31 am
- Location: Sydney AU
RK wrote:And that is Wikipedia - I can write my own definition.
- Posts: 147
- Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:23 pm
- Location: Upper North Shore, Sydney
Majority of the West coast is relatively flat. However, it gets hillier when you head North, East and extremely hilly in the centre part of Taiwan.
I would recommend that rather riding a fixie, ride a bike with gears. As you might encounter something like this:
1.2km vertical climb without a resting spot.
Also, the weather in Taiwan especially August is extremely humid. Take plenty of money and water as they have 7-11 in every corner.
Furthermore, look out for semis, trucks, cars, scooters, pedestrians and drunk drivers as not many people stick to road rules.
Other than that you will have a great time there!!
2008 - 2009 - Cervelo R3 
2007 - 2008 - Trek 1.4 
- General Australian Cycling Topics
- Info / announcements
- Buying a bike / parts
- General discussion
- The Bike Shed
- Cycling Health
- Cycling Safety and Advocacy
- Women's Cycling
- Bike & Gear Reviews
- Cycling Trade
- Stolen Bikes
- Bicycle FAQs
- Serious Biking
- Audax / Randonneuring
- Retro biking
- Fixed Gear/ Single Speed
- Electric Bicycles
- Dragsters / Lowriders / Cruisers
- Children's Bikes
- Road Racing
- Road Biking
- Time Trial
- International and National Tours and Events
- Cycle Touring
- Touring Australia
- Touring Overseas
- Touring Bikes and Equipment
- Western Australia
- New South Wales
- South Australia
- Northern Territory
- Country & Regional
- The Market Place
- Member to Member Bike and Gear Sales
- Want to Buy, Group Buy, Swap
- My Bikes or Gear Elsewhere
- Cycling Brands
- Cell Bikes
- Malvern Star
- Santa Cruz
- Custom Builders
- Generic Carbon
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users
About the Australian Cycling Forums
The largest cycling discussion forum in Australia for all things bike; from new riders to seasoned bike nuts, the Australian Cycling Forums are a welcoming community where you can ask questions and talk about the type of bikes and cycling topics you like.