By: Jeffrey Wu and Romulo Huang
Taipei, March 9 (CNA) Leading bids for an online auction of two bikes and one
cycling jersey that Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) rode and wore in two north-south cycle journeys he made earlier this year had totalled more than NT$3.7 million (US$112,640) as of Wednesday noon.
The online auction began at noon on March 4, with starting prices for each of the articles put up for auction at only NT$1. The auction will close at noon on March 15.
Bids for the Giant road bike Defy Advanced 1 “Ke P Teshi” version, which Ko rode on the 520-kilometer bike ride from the Fugueijiao (富貴角) Lighthouse in New Taipei on Taiwan’s northernmost tip to the Eluanbi (鵝鑾鼻) Lighthouse on Taiwan’s southernmost tip in Pingtung County in less than 29 hours Feb. 27-28, have soared to NT$1.51 million within five days.
The so-called first “Twin Tower War Horse,” lent to Ko by King Liu (劉金標), chairman of Giant Taiwan Co., is worth about NT$210,000. [FULL STORY]