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
30th November, 2011

Around Taipei

We had planned to ride up Fengguizui, but as we got closer to the mountains we biked into a constant drizzle. The mountains surrounding the Taipei basin were all enveloped in a grey mist, while the basin was bathed in sunshine and blue skies. We decided to go around Taipei instead. Since they closed the flower exhibition, it is once again possible to bike around a large part of Taipei in the river park.
A bridge below the Grand Hotel

A bridge below the Grand Hotel

We entered the river park at MacArthur Bridge, and followed the river park along Jilong River all the way up to Shezi Dao and then back along the Danshui River down to Gongguan. The whole ride from door to door was 47km. When you leave the river park at Shezi Dao, you will run into a road block. Go straight through it, and just before you get to the bridge construction site, there will be a set of stairs where you can lead your bike back into the top of the levee. Zoom in on the map linked to below and you’ll see the spot.
Gongguan from Shezi Dao

Looking down toward Gongguan and 101 from Shezi Dao


The memorial at the KMT white terror era execution ground at Machangding in the river park
Facts Here is a mapon my Garmin page.This is in fact a great ride. At least in the weeks, there aren’t many people in the park, and the roads are often quite wide and smooth, so it makes for a great exercise round since you can race against the clock without being afraid to run into a lot of people.

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