I am planning on driving from Tainan to Hualien on scooter next weekend. I have a 125 cc Kymco scooter in pretty good condition that I will get completely checked out before I leave for the trip. The scooter is around 12 years old… This is my plan
Day 1: Tainan to Puli
Leave sometime early in the morning for Puli.
I will start on highway 1 and go north. I will eventually switch to highway 3, followed by highway 16, and finally highway 21 to take me into Puli. Google maps estimates this part of the trip at around 4 hours. I will be going at a leisurely pace and plan to drive very safely. I hope that I will arrive in Puli sometime in the afternoon. I will spend the night in Puli
Day 2: Puli to Hualien
Star out on highway 15 and ride until it hits highway 8. highway 8 will eventually turn into highway 9, which should take me into Hualien. This part of the trip is estimated at 5+ hours. I will try to start quite early in the morning so I can arrive in Hualien before it gets dark.
So, how do you all think my plan sounds? Is there anything that I am not thinking of/missing out on? Are the roads I am planning on taking particularly dangerous in any way? Are the times estimates from google relatively accurate? Also, I believe my scooter will be fine on this trip, but is it possible that my scooter is too old for such an ambitious ride?
Any thoughts will be appreciated.