Anatomy of a Taiwan bike ride

You see all kinds of mad things here, and in 15 years out in Asia I can honestly say that I have never been bored on a bike ride. The landscape is fascinating, you have the jungle and the mountains, crazy drivers, and of course you see some weird stuff on a daily basis, like this sign of a dog crapping out a boulder.

That is one sick dog.

Today’s ride (in shorts and jersey with not even so much as an undershirt) took me up the hills near Taichung into the Taiping area, with about 800m elevation gain in a 45km ride. It took me past my favorite temple out here, ‘The Temple of the Incestuous Dragons’ (as I call it), on past the local Bat Cave (no joke) and on up through the lovely, quiet hills.

Beauty. Crankpunk Taiwan Cycling Tours coming soon, watch this space!


Author: Lee Rodgers

Cycling coach, race organiser, former professional cyclist and the original CrankPunk.

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