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
3rd August, 2010

From Taipei via the 106 and the 9 to Jiaoxi

Another day off, another ride, another great day. Didn't know where to go, so we called Luke to see if he and Tim wanted to come with us. Maybe they could come up with a good destination. In the end we decided for a round-trip to Pinglin, along the 106 past Huafan University to get there and then the 9 back via Xiaogetou, Shiding and Shenkeng. IlanPlain.jpg
The Ilan Plain and the Pacific Coast, with Turtle Island floating around in the mist that always envelopes this area.
We met at Liuzhangli at 7am, Tim bringing two new friends with him. When we reached the peak of the 106, before Pinglin, at 600m, Tim suggested a new destination: Let's go to Jiaoxi and finish the day with a dip in one of the hot springs and then a seafood meal, and then we get the bus back home. OK, who can resist finishing a hot day on the bike, 69km with over 1200m of climbing, in a hot spring in Jiaoxi, in particular the cool pool in the hot spring? And it was a hot day out there today, 38C in Taipei, 33C in Ilan. That cool pool was really nice. jiaoxi.jpg
Luke, Wanyu, Zhonghua, Tim and D enjoy the seafood
Facts: Here is the ride with all the GPS data on my Garmin page, including a map. The data can be exported either as a gpx or a kml file from this page.

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