Taipei to Tainan, is that on the motorbike?
Seriously though, what is the point in riding 220 miles in one day on a bicycle?
About that new spot. It used to be a playground for kids. There's a carpark, a few camping meadows and woodland on a hill. Total elevation difference is about 100 vertical metres. Total area is pretty small, maybe a square km +/- 1. There are a couple of tarmac loops all over the hillside. It's not too overgrown, it could be cleared quickly (preferably by someone who doesn't find those massive black and yellow spiders with the yellow knees revolting). Ryan suggests ripping up the tarmac track on one side and using that as the main DH trail.
Could be turned into a permanent bike park.
In north Taiwan.
Only 100m vertical drop.
Small overall area roughly half as long as Jung Fu Gong top to bottom (although obviously intelligent trail design could maximise the potential)
Tarmac roadways all over it - not sure if the person who paid for them will want them to be removed.
It will take a lot of cash to make it awesome - who's going to pay?
About an hour from my house, too far to go with the bike on the scooter.
I just can't see it happening.
My opinion is that it's too small to make a pimp DH course. The owner probably won't let us remove the tarmac roads. We'd be better served planning a more winding track through the woods at JFG where no locals go, building all jumps and berms with dirt and just leave the top section alone. With proper planning I'm certain the DH track could be made 30-45 seconds longer, more fun, flowy and permanent. I don't want to piss off the locals/landowners but there is a good bit of woodland there with a lot of elevation difference that no one ever hikes through. I think come the rains, that's the place to put the effort into. Linkou/Bali is too far out of the way, not a 7-11 or crappy noodle shop for miles. It doesn't mater to me but it matters to everyone with a green passport who might ride there...