Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Taiwan LCSG Tour - 9th Dec day3

Route: Rui sui to Ang Tong
Distance: 32km, flattish. Really.

@ Route 193
RuiSui on the north and following Route 193 to Angtong
We took the route 193, which is also known as the farmer's road. Route 193 is a windy small road that runs parallel to the highway 9. Most drivers will take the Highway 9 as it is wider and straighter.This makes the Route 193 a very nice place to cycle. Along the way, we stopped for awhile to view the tourist visitor centre. I noticed there were wooden huts around and George told me it was facilities provided free for campers and cyclists. There was even power and lighting provision. I also saw a nice toilet with showering facilities near by. This is really fantastic infrastructure and surely something we can all learn from.    
We are at the red label... 
LCSG @Xiuguluan River center. This is where whitewater rafting can be done. 
Camping huts available. Free to use. Over looking the river bed.  
Elevated wood plattform. Clean and dry to camp. 
Even have electrical out and lighting for the camper to use. Very thoughtful
We then continue cycling along Route 193 and saw lots of padi fields. Many of which were a been harvested and cut. Still I really love the nice and quiet environment. Best of all for weaker riders, it was not so hilly! George did a small detour ; led us into the rice fields so that we city dwellers can see the  rice fields close and personal. 
Route 193, Padi fields
Rice just harvested

Jasper in a matching yellow Tee. This is postcard perfect!
rolling slowing among the rice fields. Very special feeling!
We spent quite sometime there just soaking in the environment and taking pictures. It really was a priceless moment. Have to do this at least once in your life!
Snap and snap. I think the farmers must felt like a super star!
Encik helping mow the rice padi
old uncle just minding his plants. 
As we rolled toward Antong, Encik felt we made too fast a progress and went on the hilly road detour... it was tough and everyone groaned with the effort.
We are going around the mountain here we come X 10 
Tough Brompton rider. After the shiok shiok climb

Outside the hotel 
looking out of the room
Eventually we reach our hotel. It was perched on top of a hill overlooking Antong. The view was beautiful and peaceful. Due to the size of the group, we literally occupied the whole hotel. Encik George very kindly assigned the Presidential suite to us and it featured a very big bathtub. Check out the photos. 
The room to stay in!
big coffee table for chats 

someone is very comfortable
Ah Mo so happy.. can go swimming
Lever on the right is to "open the hotspring floodgate..." 

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