Cycling Goals 2023

Depends on where you are. FB marketplace isn’t too great for bikes in Taiwan. I would always recommend your local bike shop to see if they have any good deals or people leaving bikes there to sell.

You could call into Taipei Bike Works, they’re friendly and have a good selection.
Taipei Bike Works | 維修/保養專門店/單車租借
0982 277 996

Alright, I gave it some thought and I am going to go back to some tougher goals this year on top of my stay healthy and injury free.

In order of difficulty…

  1. PR on Leng Shui Keng - It’s been a really long time since I’ve taken a stab at this and my previous half ass attempts have landed me 5 minutes out. If I took it a bit seriously, I reckon I can get a bit closer. I would be happy with a 1 second PR at this point.

  2. PR on Taiwan KOM - I’ve only done this route once and I had lots of issues along the way. As long as I do some training for it and have a good night sleep, I have no doubt that I’ll do much better than I did 3 years ago. The difficulty comes with having enough time to train for it and if work schedule doesn’t clash.

  3. Complete/Make up of 2022 goal, completing Provisional Highway No. 3

Bonus/Substitute for 1 or 2: Provisional Highway No. 9




200km + 17km in change is epic and intense. Did you get some nice tan lines?

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I was wearing a long sleeve summer jersey. Highly recommended. This one:

Plus leg and neck “warmers” and 50+ sunscreen once the sun was getting stronger.

No tans to brag or to regret.


I’m sorry, but your effort may be rendered null with no tan lines :laughing: