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
17th October, 2011

Xiao Getou

Getting back on the bike after a couple of months of spinning classes at the gym is making a huge difference. Today, we did Xiao Getou (小格頭) again, taking the longer route, 47-1 at 9km, rather than the 47 at 7km. To my surprise, I made it all the way to the top without once getting off the bike. Those spinning classes were useful.

Helen’s on a Monday

Once at the top, we found the new coffee shop that we’d been told about, a couple houses down from Helen’s, which is basically open only at the weekends. Nice, spatious, all wooden furniture, and a refill at half price. Cool.

Empty bike parking at Helen’s

D at the new coffee shop

Facts Here is the map on my Garmin page.

2 comments to Xiao Getou

  • Wendy

    This is off topic, but any recommendations for where a visitor can get in some spin classes in Taipei? I’ll be there for 2 weeks, and in the midst of training for a stage race…

  • tbv

    Hi Wendy, the bigger gyms in Taipei offer spinning classes, but I think that for non-members, they charge something like NT$700/US$25 a pop to get in (at least that’s what we were told at World Gym where we go when we asked sometime back), and I wouldn’t be surprised if that entails a compulsory sit down with a sales person 🙁 At least that’s what another gym wanted me to do when I was planning to go there with a friend who is a member.