Sunday, April 4, 2010

Goodbye Da Du Shan

I will be leaving Taiwan a week today for Sea Otter. Yesterday might be the last time I ride Da Du Shan. After three years of digging and riding the riders of Taizhong will most likely have to find a new place to call home. Last weekend while they were riding a group of road builders showed up with machinery and told them their days are numbered. I took advantage of the long weekend and met up with Mike and Dominic for what I hope does not turn out to be a farewell ride.


Dominic used to ride BMX as a kid, but has not been on a bike in something like twelve years. By the end of the day he was looking really comfortable on my Amp and was clearing one of the longer tables.


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Mike picked me up at the train station just before midnight the night before we rode. We then sat up changing me front fork. In the morning we ate some breakfast at a little shop and neither of us was feeling well. It took a while to warm up, in the end we took some cool pictures.


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I have been feeling pretty under the weather for the past week or so. I did more picture taking and coaching than I did riding.

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Thanks to the guys at Manitou for hooking me up with a new Circus DJ fork. Felt pretty nice on day one. Can not wait to feel better so I can get some more rides on it.

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Keep Riding.

Rob Dunnet