Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Taiwan LCSG Tour - 10th Dec 2013 day 4

Route: 安 通 Ang Tong to 乌石鼻Wu Shi Bi
Distance: 80km, feature a steep slope and riding through Yu chang Highway tunnel

The route down to 乌石鼻 
use the "yellow man" to see the route we took
Foggy, drizzling morning
rain gear on. Encik explains the finer detail of riding in the rain
hei syo hei syo... warm up and ready to go!
Slick tyres + rain+slope. Not a good combination. I take van and start on the foot of the hill
Ladies ready to go test out their rain jacket.. woopphhee!
wah lau... you all so on... siao liao. lucky I wear dark shades..can't see my eyes rolling
It drizzled lightly in the morning. Temperature was around 18 degrees. Perfect for sleeping in…. not. We were going cycling! Due to the slippery conditions, some of us chose to take van to foot of the hill (of our hotel) before starting the ride.  Rain coats on, we pedaled on towards Yu Chang Highway Tunnel. This was one of the steepest section and the wet drizzling weather was actually cooling and made for an easier climb(for me that is). From the tunnel it was then downslope all the way to the coast. Very nice rolling down the curves and bends. Too fast and dangerous which is why I did not take much photo here. 
Pierre enjoying the downhill section 
Slowly slowly cycle
foggy and wet day. 

at the entrance of Yu Chang highway(tunnel)... rain abit more now
Ride through Yu Chang Highway Tunnel
actually very nice cycling in the tunnel as there was shelter from the rain
乌石鼻(Wu Shi Bi) is a small coastal place. We talked to the coast guard manning the station and was told it was a favorite for fishing buffs and people come also to see the rock formation.  No shopping nor 7-11 sighted. It was a really “ulu”isolated kind of place. A very beautiful one.
small road leading to  Wu Shi Bi 
nice waves
Can you hear the waves?
Nixs and his very light MTB
Unique boat design using PVC tube. The outboard motor is also housed internally!
MTB time!
lunch at the beach!
Even the Coast Guard leader came out to see what the fuss was about... 
Nice to see this. "Watch out for cyclists" sign in the country side
Wild boar meat bbq to perfection
Dinner was at Yuan shi bu luo. This is a county food in a very county setting. They even had a aborigine swing for customer to play with. I also liked the herbal soup and wild boar meat dish.  
dinner time!
The swing using bamboo pole support 
Momo spinning around

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