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    ChuckJoined

    A long-time resident of Taiwan from Canada experiencing life from two different worlds.

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      zorxiqueChuck
      I forgot to include the links to my rides: January 5, up to Huashan January 12, solo ride (Tagging @Chris because I know he's already seen the post but hasn't seen the links yet.)
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      zorxiqueChuck
      I have been searching since last Sunday -- so therefore a week -- to find both the time and the words to write about my ride that day. Until now I have found neither and now I have another ride to write about. In terms of finding the words, even …
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      zorxiqueChuck
      Very beautiful! Unfortunately we don't get sunsets like that here. It seems that one minute we have daylight and the next minute it's dark.
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      zorxiqueChuck
      Just thought I would share the sunrise we had this morning. We don't often have sunrises like this around here. Most often the sun just comes up.
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    • JazliAziz
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      zorxiqueChuck
      In a way I find the question in this post kind of funny: I can remember when doing something online was the "other" hobby, but now it seems to be the main hobby for everybody. My, how things have changed. Well, you asked, so here goes: I imagine …
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      zorxiqueChuck
      Reading your post made me realise that while I read a few books this year and many were of them were very good books, none of them struck me as being really, really good or left a big impact. Oh well, at least I was entertained. Most of the time.
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      zorxiqueChuck
      > I could not remember which book I read when, specifically, so I looked through my digital Kindle orders and I have ordered over 50 books in 2019, and most of them were read immediately - some of them I am actually rereading a second time. Funny …
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      zorxiqueChuck
      @Pathfinder Thank you! Unfortunately, it looks like it might be raining this Sunday, so I might not make it out that day. The good news is that if I can't go out, I’ll be able to enjoy breakfast with my children.
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      zorxiqueChuck
      Today I did something very few people have been able to do: I rode a bike from my home in Taiwan to Holland. Well, it wasn't the actual Holland. It's this place about forty kilometres from my home that is called Holland Village when translated …
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      zorxiqueChuck
      > It sounds like you feel trapped, unable to step back or move forward. That's a terrible place to live. You do sound depressed. One can always quit their job, but folks may feel that they cannot, due to numerous other considerations, some of …
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      zorxiqueChuck
      As you said at the beginning of your reply, one of the interesting things I have noticed is that with this new job because I'm not running around everywhere all the time, I do feel less tired than I did before. But I was much happier before. So it …
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      zorxiqueChuck
      It finally happened. I have been wondering when the Sunday morning would come when I just didn't want to go ride my bike. That morning was today. For those of you just joining my life's journey, I am not happy right now. I am not happy with my job …
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    • Chris
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      zorxiqueChuck
      Not to sound condescending, but the best solution is to always carry an extra inner tube, a patch kit, a tire boot (or a dollar bill), and a mini-pump on your rides and learn how to fix a flat. Spending five to ten minutes at the side of the road …
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      zorxiqueChuck
      I think most people would not think that Taiwan is a great place to ride a bike because they don't know too much about it. To be honest, all I really knew about Taiwan before I came here was that -- at that time -- almost everything we used said …
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      zorxiqueChuck
      When I got home this morning from my bike ride at around ten-thirty the first thing that my wife said to me was: "That was quick." Well that is good to know, considering I had just ridden for three hours and seventy kilometres. I had also climbed …
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