The Tour de Taiwan cycling race began today with a criterium race along the Love river in Kaohsiung;
40 laps of a 2km loop. Not quite sure how many riders were in the pack, but boy were they moving - 2km in just under 3 minutes is an avg. speed of over 40km/hr!
A beautiful winter day in Kaohsiung for the race too, with clear blue skies and around 25 degrees.
Was great to see so many folks out on their bikes and cheering on the racers.
Notice how close to the action the toddler in the orange pants is!
But, just as I was nervously watching him, my own little guy took a thump on the noggin from a carelessly discarded waterbottle that bounced off the road right into us.
*Also, if you look real close in this shot you can see Kaohsiung’s new public bikes.