Monday, January 07, 2008

Taichung- 7:00AM

Here's the view from my hotel window this time; facing... I think East... I think...

It's foggy this morning. Very warm- in the 70's- and humid. Should be a beautiful day.

Will have more pictures later and will try to post a few videos (if the connection at the hotel can handle it) and will also try to record a podcast... but I have dinner tonight with Stella of Velo. Velo is THE saddle maker in Taiwan and makes the best OEM saddles around, in my opinion. I have several Velo saddles on my bikes and many of them rival my more expensive fi'zi:k saddles... I have to confess. They even have a high-end brand called Prologo that makes awesome saddles as well. I have a couple of those too and love them. Thing is, Stella is internationally famous for her ability drink nearly any person alive under the table- all of this while being less than 5' tall herself. Dinners can be very painful- the next day. BUT... Stella is also, hands down, one of my very favorite people in the cycling world. So I'm really looking forward to dinner tonight, if we still have one planned.

Gotta run for now. I'll have the details of our epic journey here- it was anything but easy, believe me.

Off to see some factories.



Kk said...

Remember the long schlep to Cambridge? Now you're a traveler!

Hot and humid vs. cold and damp...don't know which is better.

Have a great evening. Don't forget to bring your hollow leg!

Here's mud 'n yer eye!

Jeff said...

At least you have 'designated drinker' Bueno with you. Careful...

JoelBolt said...

While your basking the 70's good old San Diego is experience cold rain and more rain. The only highlight was the Chargers victory over the Titans in the Playoffs.

Donna T. said...

Glad you made it safe and sound. Can't wait to hear all of the stories (and, of course, all about the food).