Wednesday, November 24, 2010

King of [HK] Cycling

This was the image on the front page of yesterday's South China Morning Post from the Asian Games Mens Road Race. To cut a long story short the Korean got disqualified and 'King' Wong Kam Po became the most successful cyclist in Hong Kong's history. Hong Kong won the mountain biking too! Being such a small cycling community it's nice to know I've ridden / raced against them both.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Lombok: A Secret Cyclist's Paradise

The above image should probably be enough to persuade you that Lombok would appear to be the undiscovered cyclists paradise in Asia. But, if not, then the below images should help. Think rollercoaster coastal hills, blue skies and an even bluer sea. More remarkable still is the virgin tarmac, lack of traffic and the excellent standard of accommodation (in house bakery being the highlight ;-)

Oh, and yes, this was part of our honeymoon, and yes, I did take the bike. No, I didn't do as much riding as I'd like, but I'm hoping to return to explore further sooner rather than later. Though I might bring a cycloscross bike for the roads they haven't finished building yet- just in case. Catch this island before it becomes Bali.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Retro Man Cave

Here's a retro man cave from Michael Barry's excellent blog.

Wedding 101

As promised, some bikesandbuilding themed wedding photos. What wedding would be complete without a Lightweight / Zipp wheel arch, a Chinese fire hydrant and a few skyscrapers? I loved every minute. Should you want more, this is the link for more.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Post Wedding Pre Wedding Catch Up


It might not have gone un-noticed that I have been rather absent from this blog in the past month or so to the point of being the virtual tinternet equivalent of Robert Millar. By way of explanation, I've been rather pre-occupied with getting married, which, to be fair is more important than slagging off Chinese cities and debating bike wheels. In good time I can pull out some bikesandbuildings chat as a catch up from the wedding (best day of my life!) but for starters here are our pre-wedding photos for a bit of fun. I can just about justify these photos as on topic given the backgrounds. I love Bank of China.