Archive for Januar, 2008

Climbers Gym in Hong Kong

Freitag, Januar 11th, 2008

Yesterday we tried to go climbing in Hong Kong. We would have preferred somewhere outdoor but the only outdoor wall closed early in the evening and the rates were quite high. We then found the Climberland:

Climberland Hong Kong

We went there by subway, then had to walk a bit. We got to the street it should be on but only saw factories. We found the house with the right house number according to the address (The address and the map on the above picture are the old ones. Climberland is now located in Kowloon…), but the big iron gate was locked. It was very dark in the street but we did manage to find a small piece of wood hanging quite high in front of the gate saying „climb“ and having something like a bell. We rang about 3 times but were not convinced that anybody would be behind the iron gate. When we were about to leave we suddenly heard some noise and actually somebody came and opened the door. He was very astonished to see foreigners, but he let us in. We had to take the industrial lift to the 3rd floor in which the bouldering place is.

It was really cool. It is in this industrial building. It is more like a club than a club where most people are members and have monthly or yearly cards. There were about 3 people there and they showed us some boulders. It is all very overhangy so our arms got pumped up really fast. Very nice atmosphere.

Unicycle Hockey in Hong Kong

Montag, Januar 7th, 2008

Today I went and met with the unicycle hockey group in Hong Kong. They meet every Monday evening at North Point on an outdoor court to play hockey while seated on unicycles. It is really fun. We played about 5 against 5 and it took us 2 hours to get a 11 to 10 win. Almost every time I hit the ball I fell off the unicycle. But is so much fun.

If you ever come to Hong Kong drop by and have fun. Here is the website that contains also other information about unicycling:

Unicycle Hockey Team of Hong Kong

Also if you are looking for information about outdoors in Hong Kong, this is a good website:

Fixed Gear Tricks

Samstag, Januar 5th, 2008

Today the weather was really nice with sunshine and clear sky. The temperature was high so I decided to go out and do some tricks on my fixed gear bike. The bike is an artistic bicycle. I am looking for a nice track bike so that I can try some tricks on that kind.

Ines Brunn fixie tricks

Just another blog

Samstag, Januar 5th, 2008

So many people have blogs nowadays. 2008 started and I did not have one yet. But now I do.

Not sure what the focus will be but I will cover topics about Asia or China and also about outdoor sports like rock climbing, unicycling and fixed gear bike riding, hopefully uploading some interesting shots. I would be happy to hear your comments.

Picture of a fixed gear bike lying around in Beijing.

Fixed Gear Bike in Beijing

Climbing near Beijing

Freitag, Januar 4th, 2008

We often go climbing south of Beijing with the rock climbing community. Last May a friend of mine took some shots and then made this nice short film.

Artistic Bicycling Short Film

Donnerstag, Januar 3rd, 2008

This video is an old short film from 2000. I had it done as a promotional video to get into an international circus or variety theater. That is why I am wearing that costume. I never thought that it would become really popular on youtube:

Extreme tricks on a fixed gear bike featuring Ines Brunn: