Saturday, January 4, 2014

Taiwan LCSG Tour 12th Dec day 6

Route: Ang Tong Old train Stn PCN - Yushan mountain reserve part ending at start of Walami trail
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Route for day 6
taken from Google map

Shot of Gary's Go Pro mounted on the front of his bike
Yah, its abit chilly. Don't forget ur camera!
power stick to rev up the engine... 

We visited the old Antong train station. It has been converted into a bike path but perhaps business was slow. The Giant rental shop had closed for some time (judging from the wear on the wall paint)
abit crummy 
Riding on the old train PCN. Looking over the padi fields and mountains. 
Eliasha with his troll nearing the bridge 
Still it was great to be able to cycle slowly; to see the rice fields and mountain at the horizon.
what a view!
The smaller blocks are supposed to slow down the flow of the water during the floods. 
The dry river bed with lots of sediment
Geography lesson on what happened here
one for Janny
brief break at the PCN. 
As we rode towards the river, it was meeting point of two tectonic plates, which shifted during the 1999 earthquake The Taiwanese authorities had to realign the train path and the former station was abandoned until it was repurposed as a cycling path.
I chatted with this nice ah ma, She was astounded that we came all the way from SG to cycle. And she was happy to see us!
At Yuli Red Bridge
Enjoying the country side.... 
cycling and soaking everything in
We also went to Yu Shan national park which we rode all the way up the old Walami trail. This trail is an ancient trail which connects to Batongguan.  Lunch was on the top of the mountain pass and really was a nice experience. 
This concluded the super nice LCSG ride to Taiwan. Tomorrow we head back to Taipei and some would be flying off to Singapore. I am very thankful for the opportunity to be riding along side some really nice folk. Its the company that made is so fun. Also very grateful for Encik George and Cindy for their leadership and efforts. Taiwan Tourism Board, he is your man to bring more SG cyclists to Taiwan :) 

going up towards the Naan vistor centre
Why a support vehicle?  Because we can have a break where ever we want and have bananas or snacks. 
even hot coffee!
So that you can enjoy the views in quiet and slowly zip coffee. Its a wonderful feeling!
The small things in life. They are so beautiful. If u stop and see
Totally no cars... just us and nature!
The waterfall along the way

Every where is just beautiful
Entrance to Yu Shan National Park
Makan at the Nature park
Chatting invariably will turn into a poison session.. Pei Sze cannot believe how light Nixs wheel is!

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