Category — Sports
December 12, 2008 3 Comments
Christophe Sauser has en entry in his website about the event, it looks like he enjoyed himself very much š
Ook bedankt aan Rogier van Mountainbike.nl!
The official GLB 2007 MTB website is here. I can’t get the videos to work..
September 27, 2007 6 Comments
Check this out, running and food for free . Register with them and let them know how you plan to get there – there are fee shuttle buses from GuoMao, Kempinski and Lido…
This is organised by LuChin Mischki of the Pride Institute – trying to get Beijing shipshape and spittle free for the olympics…
More here this is the flyer for the event
Catch Olympic fever! Come and join us for a run and enjoy all the fun with your family while we support a good cause and build a better community! This family and sport orientated event is a great way to warm up for the 2007 Beijing Marathon or just enjoys the fresh air alongside the scenic Wenyu River.
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September 12, 2007 Comments Off on Beijing Pride Institute’s Fun Run day this Sunday the 16th
Been meaning to mention this for a wee while, after Johnathan talked about his adventures rock climbing with a bike in Taiwan, we did the Huanghuacheng loop for my birthday, this is a loop I particularly like as it involves some really nice scenery and some bike carrying through some of the clearest water available close to BJ.
What we did not expect was that we would screw up directions completely and do it the *really* hard way. Enjoy the pix, I hope they are on par with what Taiwan offers! Not something you can do if you are one or two, we *really* needed that human bike chain! Also check Andi’s pix – go to News after entering the (beautiful!) Flash site.
Now playing: Rotterdam Termination Source – Poing (DJ Partyraiser Remix)
August 4, 2007 Comments Off on Huanghuacheng loop – 2007 edition. The rock climbing was interesting :D
This is something I did just before setting out for a MOB ride, and I don’t recommend doing that for the first time. You will find that you spill oil everywhere and getting oil on your disk brakes + pads is not recommended. Nor on your clothes, pets, baby or jibadeng (why would you want to do that anyway and who knows the correct pinyin for the beast? :P)
So, here are some pictures to explain the process. This is using the ‘My Little Bleeder’ kit from Hope, and a Hope Mono Mini setup but it will work chabuduo the same for other Hope hydraulic brakes. If you do not have the kit, I suggest getting one, or if you are with the MOB, asking nicely š
First. Read the instructions. Don’t start to do anything. Did you understand them? Good. Ignore this post. You are obviously looking for something else. If not, read on…
June 13, 2007 10 Comments
Until I can somehow find a WSP (Web Service Provider) that allows me to host large files (ie 20GB of space or more) has secure SMTP, IMAP and POP3 access, the usual LAMP type setup and can run Gallery 2.0 along with WP and everything else I want to throw at it (Ruby on Rails for example) then I am stuck with kludging on this site.
This is a pity, I have a large number of pictures that could well go out there. Flickr is useful, but is a huge dustbin as well, with just a search on Beijing coming up with thousands upon thousands of pictures, nearly all of them just holiday snaps of no use or interest.
At least Porta is really beautifully designed, although it needs some tweaking to get it to be really 100% useful. It is very fast in generating pix, but totally non-interactive, in other words, once out there, the pix are static, just paintings on the wall. Why infomaniak cannot get its act together and ramp up PHP memory and have decent libraries beyond a basic GDLib drives me crazy, as they are otherwise really good.
May 28, 2007 Comments Off on Mobsterings and no Gallery 2.0
May 16, 2007 Comments Off on Huangshan 2007 pix
After my friendly bike shop did something strange with one of the bolts on the XTR middle chainring of my bike, and spending the best part of the Huangshan race having my chain fall between middle and outer ring and me lose two more bolts. Return to Beijing and then on to another shop where the only competent bike mechanic in town lurks. Ask for bike cleaning. Forget to mention the missing bits but do mention problem with wheel. ‘no problem’ it is fine. We will see. [Read more →]
May 16, 2007 3 Comments
On the 10th of February, Sieg of MOB fame will organise a freezing duathlon at his place. (Dragon Villas, North-East of Beijing) Promises to be hard work. He has been training hard all winter in preparation for this event. Unlike the fat bastard writing this epistle š
January 3, 2007 5 Comments
You are not alone. Of note is that triathletes are mentioned in this article, they of course are a very minor sport as far as the Olympics here are concerned. At least they did not have to swim in the witches brew at the Jinzhou (Bijiashan) triathlon!
November 26, 2006 Comments Off on If you feel like you are choking 2 death when running in Beijing