The CashCall Train on the front. Photo Credit: Danny Munson
The 2013 road cycling season is fast approaching, and the CashCall Mortgage Cycling Team has wasted no time in expanding on the winning formula that lead to 30 victories in 2012 by adding talent, experience, and depth to the roster.
The racing schedule will focus on the National Racing Calendar (NRC) and the USA Crits Series. The CashCall Mortgage Cycling Team is continuing with the same proven formula that propelled the team to win over 60 races in the last two seasons. “I see so many talented athletes that need support and guidance to really flourish,” says iPA Sports President and Founder, Paul Abrahams. “The goal of the program has always been, and will continue to be, to develop the next generation of cycling professionals.” Continue reading “The 2013 CashCall Mortgage Cycling Team Announcement”
The 2013 CashCall Mortgage Cycling Team Announcement was last modified: January 24th, 2013 by khsadmin
I have Parkinson’s disease. At the prime age of 38, a neurology doctor pronounced me as a patient with Parkinson’s disease, which plunged my life into the dark period. From doubt to resist, despair to acceptance – a series of outlook on life changes worth pondering!
In 22 years, first 12 years was with drug control, but with the neural nerves degradation, heavier medication gradually produced lower improvements – a truly dark period. I isolated myself by hiding in a dark corner all day, was afraid to face the community, and had no friends. In October 2002, Tzu Chi General Hospital made me the No. 13 DBS implant recipients, which gave me the desire to win back my life. Since then, life has taken a new direction, and I took a positive step out of the haze to participate in community activities!
I opened personal Yahoo blog in August 2007, through which I began to meet and interact with many online friends. One day I saw stunning photos of a couple riding a red and a black KHS F20-T3 folding bikes, zooming along a sea of flower in Shinshe amid a mass of people and vehicles. I can see and feel the envy in the by-standers. Because of an old car accident that injured my left leg, I had difficulties getting on and off a normal size bicycle. However, after seeing pictures of the KHS F20-T3 folding bikes conquering the Taiwan Three Crossing and Yangmingshan, I thought maybe I can try cycling on a folder too. I immediately fell in love with these bikes after I saw them in a bike shop. With some encouragement from the bike shop owner, I surprised even myself by ordering 2 – one in white and another in yellow (see below).
I started riding daily around the neighborhood, then gradually extended to neighboring counties and cities. Now I have ridden throughout Taiwan. I ride anything within 100 KM distance. Anything further, it’s “4+2 method” — drive to starting location by car (4 wheel) then tour by bike (2 wheel).
Over the past five years I have been to different parts of Taiwan. Such as Wuling (highest road in Taiwan), Alishan, Tatachia, Sun Moon Lake, Central Lake, Miaoli Nanchuang, Chiayi Dual Lake, Taichung Dongfong, Pingtung Taiwu, Kenting, Liuchiu, Taitung coastal line, and other notable bike paths.
December 2007 – Riding in Kaohsiung Port the day after receiving my beloved new little folder.
Since touring Taiwan is every cyclist’s dream, the 9 consecutive holidays this spring makes it a great opportunity to try. However, since I just had an operation on my leg, I have not biked for 2-3 months. So cycling the entire length is not possible. Instead, I used the “4+2 method” to tour Taiwan – leap-frogging to various locations to enjoy local cycling routes.
We planned to arrived at Yuli campground on the first day, ride by bike next morning in Nanan Yushan National Park. Then go north to Hualien Shoufong Taiwan Hospitality and Tourism College to stay overnight.
Fifth day we cycled from Yilan to Wu Stone Harbor, took a boat tour to experience Qing dolphin jump and play in the ocean. Then rode via the North Coast Highway → Sandiaojiao → Ba Douzi → Keelung → Jinshan Danshuai (overnight) → Guandu → Bali Bike Path → Hsinchu Nanliao fishing port → Kaohsiung → completed the Taiwan Tour in one week
In recent years, I have continued my exercises, go outdoors to participate in the patient group activities, and exchange ideas and experiences with fellow patients to encourage each other. These activities seem to have a stabilizing effect on the disease, so I continue-on with my job at work. I would be glad to share my experiences with any fellow patients.
As you have noticed a lady in the photos – she is my leader. Because of my struggle with the disease, she quit her job to take care of me and is now the Association supervisor. She is my most important person and my greatest blessing – THANK YOU!
Folding Bike Tour of Taiwan was last modified: August 2nd, 2017 by khsadmin