[quote=“protoprismatic”][quote=“epinephrine”]Hey ColT, I’ve just moved to Tainan and I’m looking to meet with a group of leisure riders to explore the area with me. I’m a strong cyclist and I can handle a good day’s riding, but my primary focus is to enjoy the surroundings rather than race through them, and my bike is a hybrid, not a road bike, so I’m not well suited to the more training-oriented road bike groups I’ve found here. My ideal ride is 40-80 km, sticking to scenic low-traffic roads and paths as much as possible, with some kind of theme or destination to explore before turning around and heading home, and a slow enough pace to maintain conversations with other riders. I’m feeling really starved for nature here in the Tainan city sprawl, so I’d like to find rides that get out of the city and into nature if possible. Anything around here match that description, or should I just try to round up some people with similar interests and start my own group? Can you recommend any good routes that can get me away from the city without having to contend with roaring highway traffic and clouds of exhaust?
Hey, I don’t know if Colin ever got back to you so I’ll try and help.
For starters, google “strava world heat map” and then zone in on the Tainan area.
not sure if this link will work http://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#14/120.22178/22.99048/blue/bike
Also, here is a route I’ll post a route. my name --[callum shayer] https://www.strava.com/activities/251407136
Now, if you don’t have a strava account, I would advise you to make a quick account and then go to my profile, or colins and click on the blue bars that list how much we have ridden each week. The rides we have done should pop up and then you can just search around for the distance you would like to do and voila many many rides of varying length. I do more rides in the hills and he does more fast morning rides in north part of town. Hope this helps. Also, colin never invites me for coffee…[/quote]
See post previous to yours, Callum. I got back and left it open, but haven’t heard anything.
Funny you should mention coffee - was thinking about inviting round the ex-pat riders I know just after New Year for coffee and cake… watch this space.