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The tea growing area of Maokong makes for a great place to cycle.  Plenty of hills and different routes, loads of cafes and tea houses with awesome views and there’s really not that much traffic, at least not during the week!

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A beautfiul sunset over the Maokong Cable Car

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Seeing as this week saw the passing of Ghost Day, it seemed appropriate to give the route known as “The Graveyard” a write up.  This road can be taken as a short cut from Nangang over towards Heping East Rd. and for me as I can do it in a loop in just under an hour, it’s perfect short run in the evenings.

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My bike on The Graveyard Road with Taipei 101 just over the hill

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Finally I got some time to get on my bike and go for a long ride. The weather this Monday was beautiful and so I dragged myself out of bed and headed out towards Shenkeng 深坑, a small town famed for it’s stinky tofu. From there I carried on to Pinglin 坪林 and then looped back around to Xindian 新店 and Taipei.

Ride to Pinglin

A cherry blosoom tree and prayer flags

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Danshui Bike Ride

Enjoying the views at Danshui

I recently got myself a new bike and so I was keen to get out on it this weekend.  I did the graveyard run a couple of weeks back and it was great, apart from the mental stray dogs. However, this weekend I wasn’t in the mood for climbing hills and so a nice easy ride along the riverside park up to Danshui seemed like the perfect alternative. (more…)

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