February 14, 2009. ┬áHere we go again. We’re cycling south on the west coast of Taiwan. What a wondrous VALENTINES DAY gift we’re giving each other. It’s been 2 years and 11 months since we last mounted loaded bikes. A bit nervous today but sure that we will be fine. We’ll duck and dodge motor scooters and update Bicycling Boomers from the other end of the island.

Stick around as the PLOT THICKENS!!!

Pat & Cat

Comments (22)

FaithFebruary 13th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

Hi Pat & Cat,
I’m going to be watching your ride and updating Joel as you go.
I admire both of you so much for the paths you have chosen to take.
You both have chosen to swim against the stream which isn’t the easy way.
I’m still down from my illness but my lap top is always in bed with me.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Love, Faith and Joel

Michael ClancyFebruary 13th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Way to go! Have fun out there. I hope you have beautiful weather on this trip. I own a travel goods store outside of Philadelphia now. I can only travel vicariously through my customers at this point. I’ve added your website to my favorites. I’ll check in for updates religiously. Happy travels!

Adriano YannelliFebruary 13th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

Gee!!! Good luck! But save some energy to return some day to Mendoza, Argentina

Cindie TravisFebruary 13th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

Good to see you two on the road again. Some how we think we will be waiting for you at an airport/train/bus station in some city some where. When you guys get to Malaysia please stop in and see our friend David, he lives in Parit Buntar, north of KL, most likely on your way to Thailand. He is one of those gems that you meet on the road.
Have fun, we are looking forward to watching your travels, you guys are amazing.

Jeff RossFebruary 13th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

Good luck on your travels guys. I new the 9to5 would be a hard pill ot swallow after being foot loose and fanny free. I’m surprised it took 2plus years for you 2 to get back on the road again. Have fun and maybe i’ll see you on the road.

Karren KosseyFebruary 13th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

You go you two!! We (my husband Brian and I – Karren) met you both in Nkata Bay in Malawi in 2004. I was the sick girl who you helped find a way out of there!! Anyways, just wanted to say wahoo!! Have fun, be safe and we’ll be following you on your travels!!

alphaFebruary 14th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

nice to meet you in Hsin chu. I am alpha who met you in Valentine’s day .

I was so pleased to meet you guys , and Pat’s hand shake was so warm.

Today I looked your journal in blog ,it really encourage me to get more power

to take care the other friends.

Because your courage and enchanting life,stimulate other people to step forward .

Thank you two,Thank your courage and endurance.

Amy LiuFebruary 16th, 2009 at 1:06 am

Nice to meet you on your first day of your ride!!
I admire you guys. Feeling very excited for you guys as if I’m riding with you.
Let me know if I could help you guys with anything while you’re in Taiwan.
Anything other than finding the road……okay….
Have fun!!

Jim WrightFebruary 16th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

glad your out having fun I’ll be watching for your blogs.

adminFebruary 18th, 2009 at 5:58 am

Good to hear from you Amy. Thanks for your help. We did get acrss the river and on to the south. Tonight we are in Chiayi.
So many wonderful and helpful people here, LIKE YOU!

Pat & Cat

adminFebruary 18th, 2009 at 6:00 am

Thanks to you, Alpha. Life is beautiful and it is beautiful people like yo that make it so.!!!!

Pat & Cat

bob pattersonFebruary 18th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

HI bro and sis cat. Are you having fun. Stay safe. Bob

adminFebruary 18th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Hey Brother, we wish that you were here, you’re probably glad that you’re not.

Love Ya

bob PattersonFebruary 21st, 2009 at 4:56 pm

No i am happy here but I was in Taiwan once it was long ago. problay changed alot from 1966. Be careful Love ya Bob

JeremyFebruary 22nd, 2009 at 10:21 pm

You two are too much fun! Best of luck as you get your bicycle equivalent of “sea legs” back. I’ll be reading intently from Washington, D.C. and I’ll make sure to connect you with my friend(s) in Singapore, as per our conversation.


adminFebruary 22nd, 2009 at 11:15 pm

Thanks for the kind words Jeff. Keep a nose to the grindstone and maybe in 25 years or so you will go CRAZY, too.
Pat & Cat

adminFebruary 22nd, 2009 at 11:16 pm

Wow you two, half way round the world and still in touch. WE love to hear from frindes like you!

adminFebruary 22nd, 2009 at 11:17 pm

It is people like you that make a journey like ours worthwhile. Thank you for being a FREIND!

adminFebruary 22nd, 2009 at 11:44 pm

Hi Jeremy
We will post our cycling in Taiwan story by tomorrow. Good Reading!
Looking forward to meeting your pal in Singapore.
P & C

adminFebruary 23rd, 2009 at 6:09 pm

Hola Jimmysan, waht are you doing for fun thses days???
P & C

ArianabymnMay 14th, 2009 at 2:30 am

Good work! Thank you very much! I always wanted to write in my blog something like that. Can I take part of your post to my blog? Of course, I will add backlink?

adminMay 15th, 2009 at 12:09 am

Thank you, Where in Russia are you living? Have you seen our pages about cycling in Russia at http://www.WorldRiders2.com ?
Pat & Cat Patterson
PS What is you site name?