I had a double header this weekend. Gf wasn’t happy, but I wasn’t letting the perfect weather get away from me.
Saturday I saw some Forumosan guys head out to Guan Ying Shan and I thought it was about time I revisited the area. I had a lot of time to kill since I had no plans that day.
I completely took my time on the way there and took some roundabout riverside paths and also ended up at a dead end on the riverside. Tbh, no complaints, I’ve been riding the same roads over and over again and it was about time I got lost for a change.
Extra kudos to @Throwaway for ascending GYS not only once, but TWICE on his first time climbing. No one chooses to suffer twice on their first day out. That’s just unheard of.
I ran into a teammate of mine, who happened to ride the same bike as me at the top. It took him a split second to realize it was me. “What are you doing here?” Was his first reaction haha
Ran into this view on the way home…quite eerie when I couldn’t get anything to focus properly, but I think it works.
If you guys have been following the cycling events thread, you know that the year end race in Taipei, the Yangjing 3-peaks has once again, seen a route change. New new Yangjing 3-peaks or Yangjing 3 Peaks Ver. 3, call it what you want, but a good response from most people on the route change…until they’ve ridden it.
The first peak definitely got a bit tougher with the change. The roads behind Beitou tend to be very inconsistent when it comes to gradients. One sec you’re going up a stinger and the next you’re on rolling hills.
Been awhile since I’ve done up to 200km for the week, but I’m loving the weather. I can’t complain too much about the stiffness in the legs this morning.