[quote=“Wookiee”]Great ride, Paddy B.
When you ride the road from Yushan village to Neiwan, watch out for leaf litter, mud from slides and debris especially at the sides. It’s a great road, but you need to go slow, so plan for a longer day. I much prefered it before it was paved. It was fun on a mountain bike.
There also may be a couple of slides on it now. I rode the lower road (#30) this morning and there were three slide areas that are under repair. One was backfilled with construction trash with shards of broken ceramic tiles just waiting to slash my tires–I obviously walked through.
I left the poseurs at the 7-11 at about nine a.m., so we missed each other by a few hours.[/quote]
Haha, yeah I rode over those shards twice. But I have touring tires so I think I’m OK (famous last words, I’ll check my tires when I wake up tomorrow). I rode up maybe a kilometer past where the orange groves end and the road gets really steep and rough. Anyway, that’s always been one of my favorite motorcycle roads, but it’s always been paved (in the loosest sense of the word) in the four years I’ve known about it. It is really rough now though. I did the whole road on my motorcycle about a month ago and noticed that its been logged quite a bit - there used to be some huge camphor trees up there that made it a very magical place but they all seem to be gone now And the small and medium size camphor trees that are left seem to be hanging on by a thread. Bad slides all over now. I was nervous riding through there on my hog of a motorcycle. But that’s what logging, even selective logging, seems to do. What a shame. Still a beautiful, secluded road though. Can’t wait to go back.