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#backstroke  

Watching 2 elite swimmers swim backstroke featured with plenty of underwater slow motions. Personally, I like to watch good swimmers swim, which is not only pleasure but also gives opportunity to learn.

2 techniques I wish to mention and both are well demonstrated in the video.

1. body rotation
It's very critical for swimming backstroke. You can tell from the arm-strokes of these 2 swimmers. Instead of thumb surfacing first, it's in fact the shoulder, which tells rotating the body first, then arm-stroke.

2. bending the elbow before pull
This is similar to "high elbow position" after catch to the front crawl. Bending elbow not just gives you power to pull but also prevents you from injuring the shoulder.
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#turns   back to breast turn

Coming across this animation video on YouTube depicting how to make back to breast turns. There are 3 kinds of turns demonstrated in the video.

1. ネバーターン Naber turn (モントリオールオリンピックの背泳ぎで金メダルを取った、アメリカの選手ジョンネーバーが用いたことから命名された方法です。The name is given to honor the US Olympic swimmer, John Naber, who used this technique and own gold medals of 100m & 200m backstroke in Montreal 1976.)

This is often described as "open turn" in other English speaking videos. It seems the easiest way among the 3. Just like swimming crawl, most swimmers starts with open turn, then progress to flip turn.

2. サマーソルトターン somersault turn
This appears to be the reverse version of flip turn of the front crawl. It certainly demands more momentum for achieving such a backward somersault.
It's also called, "IM flip turn" or "suicide turn" in other videos.

3. バケットターン bucket turn
Such a turn is also called, "crossover turn", such as follows.
https://youtu.be/PGROwNmQXJU
https://youtu.be/YG-XfmLZVJ4

It seems the most popular one among competitive swimmers nowadays.
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#hiking   聖人瀑布- 沿溪行至擎天崗

Hikers: Apple, Frank & Tony
Route: 從聖人瀑布沿溪(平林坑溪- 乾坑湖溪)行至 4K叉路口,往西北下至紅樟湖溪畔,沿溪行至擎天崗。
Time: 10:20am to 4:55pm, Jan 4, 2017 (Wed)

Distance: 7.7km (google earth, Garmin MapSource: 7.9km)
Elevation (min/ave/Max): 271, 577, 767m
Elev. Gain/Loss: 697m / -204m
Slope Max: 38.5%, -33.2%
Slope Ave: 10.9%, -9.4%

Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wveEDm1JtfJW8HVpB_ke2TCOsZQ&usp=sharing

Photos: http://photo.pchome.com.tw/portege/0873/

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內雙溪#戲水

Though I did not get much sleep last night, the weather was so fine, I was really tempted to go down some stream for playing water in the nature and registered the very last time of playing water in this year.

The water was actually rather "warm", at 18.5ºC- 18.6ºC, same as few months ago, in the summer. Comparing with last Friday, there were much more hikers today, but still relatively few. So, I took time to enjoy the beautiful scence. In such a fine day, I really should have brought with a book.


Time: 11:45am - 01:45pm, Dec. 26, 2016 (Mon)
Temp.
atmosphere: 24.5ºC - 25.4ºC
water: 18.5ºC- 18.6ºC
Venue: 平林坑溪 (內雙溪上游)
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#hiking   平林溪谷- (延乾坑湖溪)石梯嶺- 擎天崗

It was a fine sunny day in the morning, and the fcst also showed though cloudy at noon, the sun would show up in the afternoon. I was attempted by the sunshine and cool weather. The weather was gorgeous last weekend to this Monday, but I did not go anywhere due to knee pain. I really craved to go hiking aft the pain subsided.

However, the weather did not turn out as fcst, it was cloudy the whole afternoon, though sun did show its face few times briefly. It was cold and very strongly windy out of the woods. The coldest during my trip was only 10.4ºC.

There were so few hikers that I only ran into one at the entry of the trail and the other one on the way. The last 2.4km, I was hiking on the popular trail linking btw Fengguikou & Qingtiangang, but I did not see anyone else till close to Qingtiangang Gate (金包里大路城門).

It's my first time taking the trail leaving ravine up to Shiti Mt. Very steep leaving the ravine. Luckily, it's not long. The trail as the section in ravine is very primitive but it's still well maintained. Before long, I came to a dry ravine. The river bed is exposed, covered by various sizes of rocks. All the rocks are also covered by mosses. Looking from distance, it's like green velvet surface.

There was an interesting encounter, a muntjac, aka baking deer, which is also very first time that I witnessed one in Yangminshan National Park. A beautiful anecdote to this hiking trip.

Time: 11:22 am - 04:21pm, Dec. 23, 2016 (Fri)
Hiker: Frank alone
Dist. 7.6 km
Weather: cloudy and cold (10.4ºC to 17ºC)
misty & strongly windy aft leaving woods
Transportation: bus
S18 to the terminal stop
S15 from Qingtiangang to the Shilin

photo: http://photo.pchome.com.tw/portege/0869/
map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wveEDm1JtfJW8HVpB_ke2TCOsZQ&usp=sharing

details about the trip:
Elev. min/ave/Max: 280/622/844m
Speed. 0 / 1.4 / 5.2 km/hr
Dist. 7.36km
Elev Gain/Loss: 682m / -197m
Max slope: 38.8% / -42.3%
Ave. slope: 11.5%, -9.4%
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#GoogleMaps   I am invited to attend a Local Guides Challenge event, which is the compliments of 2016 Local Guides Challenge. Taipei championed the competition from the beginning to the end. Google promised to hold the events to celebrate the top 5 cities, but eventually it decided 6. I think most likely it's because Milan is the 6th. Looking forward to this event.
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#petroleum  Guyana is expected to be next big petroleum producer

The ex-CEO of Exxon Mobil. Rex Tillerson, would have met with the president of Guyana, David Granger, had he not been nominated as the secretary of the state by D. Trump.

So, the oil price is quite unlikely to rise high in the foreseeable future.
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Algunos expertos estiman que este país sudamericano tiene una riqueza petrolera y de gas natural que estaría entre los mayores descubrimientos en décadas.
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#hiking   內寮- 竹篙山南峰- 竹篙山- 紅樟湖溪- 後湖底溪- 擎天崗

Route: Neiliau- Southern Peak of Mt. Zhugau- Mt. Zhugau - Brook Honzhanhu - Brook Houhudi - Qingtiangang

It's forecast to be cloudy to sunny and warm but it did not turn out to be so cozy. It was heavily misty and strongly windy on the mountains and even drizzled most of time. The visibility was just about 30 meters, which posed a great challenge when I hiked to open grassland. The limited landscape was almost the same in all directions, and it's grey all over the background. Luckily, there is guiding rope that helped me walk through the open grassland in heavy mist.

Aft reaching Mt. Zhugau, I headed for Houhudi Brook, along which I hiked. It was a very interesting trail. This section of trail is like finding out the origin of the stream, which started from the intersection of Houhudi Brook and Honzhanhu Brook. In the beginning, hiking alongside the brook, sometimes on its right, sometimes left, then there are branches, and those branches of brook become smaller and smaller, and eventually surface run-off. It's only the 2nd time I had this kind of experience, and it still excited me much.

This time, the bark of Reeve's Muntjac was heard once but much farther than what I heard last wk. No sight of it, either.

photos:
http://photo.pchome.com.tw/portege/0875/
http://photo.pchome.com.tw/portege/0876/
http://photo.pchome.com.tw/portege/0877/

map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wveEDm1JtfJW8HVpB_ke2TCOsZQ&usp=sharing
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#hiking   大屯山西峰、南峰

Time: 10:20am - 02:46pm, Jan. 1st, 2017 (Sun)
Hiker: Frank & Mei
Dist. 6.6 km
Weather: sunny & warm
Transportation: bus
S6 from Beitou metro station to the Qingtang Temple
108 from Erziping to the Yangminshan
R5 from Yangminshan to Shilin

photo: http://photo.pchome.com.tw/portege/0872/
map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IyVXXbXr7Hsad3g3BZAr31lEy64&usp=sharing

details about the trip:
Elev. min/ave/Max: 460/ 809/ 949m
Elev Gain/Loss: 663m / -279m
Max slope: 45.4% / -36.0%
Ave. slope: 15.8% / -9.9%
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大屯西峰、南峰,2017.1.1 Sun 昨天山上下雨,即便天氣晴朗溫暖,山徑依然濕滑,部分甚至是泥濘。大屯山算是陡峭的,主峰有柏油路、石梯,西峰與南峰是原始的土路,設有麻繩供攀爬。新年的第一天,美麗的天氣預告著美好的一年。,Frank的相簿
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#hiking 大崎頭步道

Time: 02:20pm - 03:40pm, Dec. 26, 2016 (Mon)
Hiker: Frank alone
Dist. 2.07 km
Weather: sunny, partly cloudy, warm
Transportation: bus
S18 to the terminal stop
S19 from Neicuo to the Shilin

photo: http://photo.pchome.com.tw/portege/0871/
map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wveEDm1JtfJW8HVpB_ke2TCOsZQ&usp=sharing

details about the trip:
Elev. min/ave/Max: 292/402/ 475m
Elev Gain/Loss: 256m / -140m
Max slope: 48.0% / -40.6%
Ave. slope: 23.8%, -12.9%
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大崎頭步道,2016.12.26 Mon,Frank的相簿
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#socialmedia

Surprised by the result of US presidential election? Very likely, we have to prepare for the more to come.

story in English:
TECHNOLOGY
Social Media’s Globe-Shaking Power
Farhad Manjoo / NOV. 16, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/17/technology/social-medias-globe-shaking-power.html
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Es hora de empezar a reconocer que las redes sociales en realidad se están convirtiendo en las fuerzas transformadoras del mundo… es hora de preocuparnos, en vez de entusiasmarnos, por los enormes cambios sociales que podrían provocar.
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Butterfly Stroke

Butterfly is arguably the most difficult stroke to swim. From personal experience it is indeed the most demanding one, if not most difficult.

The common errors in swimming butterfly are over-bending the knees, lifting up the head (chin) looking forward at breathing, and low catch position.

Watch the video, and here are few tips about swimming butterfly.

1. Putting accent on up-kick for underwater dolphin kick and point your toes at up-kick. Trying to visualize pushing water up with your soles at underwater dolphin kicking (at up-kick).

Down-kick brings with huge propulsion, therefore, most of butterfly swimmers kick hard at down-kicks. This tip is meant to prevent you from over-bending the knees in the making of huge down-kicks.

2. Avoid hard down-kicking, concentrate on body undulation
Hard down-kicking prevents body from undulating smoothly. Besides huge down-kicks drive the upper body up too high and the legs sink much, which generate much drag.

3. Look diagonally downward during breathing
Looking forward will make your upper torso move close to upright position, which creates great drag.

4. Soft hand entry, keep both arms up, and catch at high elbow position while press your chest.
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