It’d be nice to say last week was exciting, but other than reviewing our Chinese book for Monday’s final and biking, it was normal.
On Saturday morning, after riding down from Linkou-林口 to Danshui-淡水, I hooked up with Nathan Miller, Falcon (F-16 pilot) and Dylan (Navy diver). The goal was to ride about 100 kilometers to Jinshan-金山 and back.
The back roads, hills and valleys we hit before dropping into Jinshan parallel to Yangjin-楊金 road are the nicest I know of in northern Taiwan. Lots of valley views, rice terraces, temples, friendly smiles and much more.
Since the ride was a first ride of the season for the military guys, we kept the return nearly climbless by speeding back to Danshui along the coast via 2.
I highly recommend this ride. The map is at right on this post’s page.