Alishan, April 12 - 13, 2010. Click pic for album

Taroko to Kending

Taroko Gorge to Kending, Feb 14 - 19, 2010.

Northern Cross Island Highway

Northern Cross Island Highway, May 19 - 21, 2008. Click pic for album
10th May, 2008


handlebar2.jpgLast Sunday was one of those days. We were planning to meet by Lianhe Bao at 8 -- there was a party the night before -- for another ride up Five Finger Mountain. By 8.30, H and X were still not there, so we took off anyway, leaving messages on their turned off mobiles. By floodgate 16, there were voices of dissent whispering about Danshui rather than Fengguizui, so in the end, that's were we ended up. By 12, H and X joined us for lunch, and then we took the MRT back to Taipei. In the evening, D worked and I joined H and X down to Yongning in Tucheng with our bikes for a story H was writing. We ate small yellow organically grown tomatoes, watched the creation of a compost for organic farming, inspected the straight lines of a manually planted rice paddy and compared it to a mechanically planted paddy. After dark, we watched the fire flies. danshuisb.jpg
A coffee at the best Starbucks location in northern Taiwan -- on the river in Danshui
The day ended with a spicy Sichuan dinner at Kiki's across from Breeze Center together with D and J. Once again, we were surprised to find that many restaurants in Taipei -- even quite good ones -- are willing to let you park your bikes (three, this time) inside the restaurant if only you ask. Technorati tags: , , , , ,

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