The Beginning of a New Decade

This is just a quick posting to let you know that I am still around and will be writing more regular posts to my blog. I have several good stories that will follow over the next few days. The weather here in Taipei has turned for the worst today, but I’m hoping it will clear up to enable outdoor riding. I still have plenty of yet to be explored roads in the surrounding mountains of Taipei. Since my last blog entry, there have been several great rides that I would like to share with you that further cements the fact that Taiwan is a “Road Cyclists Paradise”.

It is amazing to see that 10 years have passed in this new millennium already. 2000 was the year when I first went to China to live and this March I will be back there again to embark on my PHD in Tourism Management for three years. I also hope to sign up with a Chinese based cycling team and compete in what appears to be numerous races throughout China. The sport of cycling in China seems to be on the rise and the quality of competition is improving all the time.
With what time I have left in Taiwan, I will be exploring the mountains around Taipei and providing you with the reports and the photographs that I shoot during my rides (weather permitting of course).
I would like to take the opportunity to thank my sponsors who have supported me in my quest for excellence in cycling and other pursuits in life.  Without their support, I could not have had the opportunity to race all over the world, including representing New Zealand at the Deaflympics that was staged by Taipei.

If you can, please take the time to check out my sponsor websites, you may find something that you require.

Hansaton Hearing Systems – for all your hearing needs
Usana Health Sciences – for a healthy lifestyle
Champion System – for all your custom cycling clothing needs
Albabici – for your saddle, shoes, bike transportation needs
Michelin – for top-end race tires
Uvex – for your helmet needs 
Smith Optics – for stylish and functional eyewear
CycleOps – for training with power needs

At some point soon I will be moving my website to my own domain name. I have yet to figure out the most ideal name for my domain. If you have any suggestions, please leave me some comments.

  • Scott Phillips

    i have an idea, how about – http://www.danthemaninjapan.com oh, but you're going to china, oops

  • pumpkinslayer

    These two come to mind…

    bikedan.com
    danielcarruthers.com