Cycling to Fengguizui Lookout – Climb Training

Fengguizui Lookout (風櫃嘴) is a very popular destination for those Taipei cyclists who want to get some quick training on climbing. Today, I tested myself to see if I can make it to the Lookout at 598m above sea level. I took the 6.5km Wanxi Industry Road (萬溪產業道路) and start climbing. It is a well

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Cycling Around Taiwan, Partly & Slowly (4)

Where: Kaohsiung (高雄) to Kenting (墾丁), Taitung (台東) to Hualien (花蓮) When: 18 Dec – 27 Dec 2012 Who: Peter and Lois (our first cycling trip) Humbled by mother nature and with the sea views eluding us, we decided to seek protection from the wind by getting into the Hualien–Taitung Valley (花東縱谷) to continue our

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Cycling Around Taiwan, Partly & Slowly (3)

Where: Kaohsiung (高雄) to Kenting (墾丁), Taitung (台東) to Hualien (花蓮) When: 18 Dec – 27 Dec 2012 Who: Peter and Lois (our first cycling trip) So, we were back to Fangliao from Kenting by coach and then hopped on to a train towards Taitung via the South-link Line (南迴線). We had bought train tickets

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Cycling Around Taiwan, Partly & Slowly (2)

Where: Kaohsiung (高雄) to Kenting (墾丁), Taitung (台東) to Hualien (花蓮) When: 18 Dec – 27 Dec 2012 Who: Peter and Lois (our first cycling trip) We left Dapeng Bay (大鵬灣) and cycled for another hour and decided to find a place to stay for the night. We found a small homestay in Fangliao (枋寮)

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Cycling Around Taiwan, Partly & Slowly (1)

Where: Kaohsiung (高雄) to Kenting (墾丁), Taitung (台東) to Hualien (花蓮) When: 18 Dec – 27 Dec 2012 Who: Peter and Lois (our first cycling trip) Goal: To ride on the Southern part of Taiwan and the sea route of Taitung-Hualien. Two legs separated by a two-day rest in Kenting. As traffic in Taiwan moves

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Taiwan KOM Challenge in 3 Days (2)

Where: Luodong, Taroko, Wuling, Qingjing, Puli Township When: 30 June – 3 July 2017 Who: Peter and fellow cyclists who joined the group tour organized by Bike Explorer Club 山海戀單車俱樂部 This fir (巒大杉 Cunninghamia lanceolata var. konishii) can be found at around 127.6 km of Provincial Highway No. 8. It is more than 3000 years

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Taiwan KOM Challenge in 3 Days (1)

Where: Luodong, Taroko, Wuling, Qingjing, Puli Township. The route of KOM challenge in Taiwan.  When: 30 June – 3 July 2017 Who: Peter and fellow cyclists who joined the group tour organized by Bike Explorer Club (山海戀單車俱樂部) Goal: To get to Wuling Pass (elevation 3275 metres above sea level, Taiwan’s highest road) from Xincheng Taroko Station

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Ride with Your Bike on Taipei Metro

Where: Taipei When: 27 Aug 2017 Who: Peter Goal: To explore Ximending (西門町) and ride home along the Tamsui River (淡水河) and Keelung River (基隆河) Taipei Metro (MRT) is willing to take passengers with bicycles during weekends and holidays. Cyclists can bring their bicycles with them to the front and rear cars of each train

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My First Cycling Trip in Taiwan (3)

Where: Taipei, Yilan, Hualien, Taitung… When: 15 April – 26 April 2009 Who: Two guys in their mid-thirties Our next destination is Hualien (花蓮). What lies ahead is the infamously accident-prompt provincial highway, Suhua Highway (蘇花公路). If we were to ride through this section, we would have to make lots of climbs and descents and

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My First Cycling Trip in Taiwan (2)

Where: Taipei, Yilan, Hualien, Taitung… When: 15 April – 26 April 2009 Who: Two guys in their mid-thirties So, we were leaving Taipei and would travel along the northern coastal line via the Provincial Highway No. 2 (台2線), going clockwise towards Yilan County (宜蘭縣). This is what I had pictured and anticipated before the trip

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