Monday, December 29, 2008

Bicycle relay

Kayla will be arriving in taitung tonight. way to go kayla! i will meet her there and finish the last 180kms back to kaohsiung.

unfortunate trip interuption

Hello all, some unfortunate news. i was unable to continue my ride down the east coast back to kaohsiung. I had headed out from taipei on the 26th and spent the first day climbing a mountain that separates the east and west coast. made it to the top and somehow ended up riding back down the same side of the mountain. this mistake would have cost me at least one extra day if not 2 and my money was not enough to be able to keep riding for one or two extra days. In hindsight poor planning on my part cost me some time and i did spend too much time in taipei over the holidays.
I apologize to everyone who supported this ride and will be returning the money to those who donated. all is i can say is my intentions were full hearted and they still are. wombbloc still needs help and is still doing many good things that we all can benefit from.
The good news is Kayla is still riding. she was to meet me in Taipei and ride back with me. she arrived a day later and is riding back down to kaohsiung. so the trip will be completed and i will continue to post her story on the blog.
thanks to all who are with us as people who want to to make kaohsiung a more culturally rich place to live.
love, john







John O'Meara.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

excuse for not leaving on the 25th ha!

some you that heard me say i was going to leave on the 25th and then the day of decided to wait a day. Due to poor planning on my part y sleeping bag and tent which i had left at a friends, so as not to have to carry around with me during my stay in taipei, was unavailable the morning i was to leave. granted i should have picked it up the day before but i didn't so i had to wait an extra day. 5 days turns into 4. (the amount of time i would have had and will have to get to kaohsiung)

back on the road tomorrow

hello all, finally i will be heading out again tomorrow morning for the last leg of my trip. 600 klms to go down the east coast and up the west to kaohsiung. fortunately the mountains that run up the middle for pretty much the entire length of the island prevent me from hanging a right a little ways after taitung right over to kaohsiung :) i must go all the way down south and back up the west coast to kaohsiung. so be it. the weather forecast is a little grim. rain and cooler tempreatures for the next week. it wiil be quite windy. the east coast being exposed to the the ocean is always quite windy. especially in winter. anyways that is my bleak but dtermined report. fill you in on the first day tomorrow. :)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Pics on

Some pictures on the wombbloc site. many more to come.

Monday, December 22, 2008

lay over in taipei

hello everyone, still in taipei. i hop noone begrudges me a couple days rest inbetween. :) will be heading back out soon. having a bit of a problem figuring out the camera a borrowed for the trip. that is how to transfer the pictures to the stick and then to the computer but i will get it figured out soon. anyway i am still riding a couple hours each day so as not to loose my edge. another 600 or so klms to go. looking forward to the east coast. my favorite part of the island. many aboriginal villages and have some good friends live along the west coast. i will take lost of pictures.