Apr 24-25: A bunch of us are doing this ride in Nantou, up along the ridges to Xitou, and then up the second day to 1700 meters before plunging down Nantou 49 to Zhushan and home. A variant will take a few people to Jiayi town.
The ride starts on Saturday from Shuili. You can HSR down to Taichung, take a local to Shuili, and be there by ten. Assemble your bike and off you go. Alternatively, you come down on friday and bike with us down 3 to 152 and Jiji, stay overnight, and bike to Shuili – a lovely few kms, as described in my post above.
May 22-3: Northern Cross Island Highway
Lovely route, but weather may intervene. the third day from I-lan back up the coast to Keelung is optional, sunday you arrive in Keelung and can bus/train back to Taipei.
June 19-20. Up over Hehuanshan from Taroko, or any of several variants. Two day ride starts from Xincheng on Sat morning and ends in Taichung on Sunday afternoon. Tentative.
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