[quote=“Bubba 2 Guns”]My vote goes for Bei Yi Gong . North 1 Highway of Death. I’ve seen it all: 3 trucks speeding together in the oncoming lane, cemet trucks with no headlights at night, tailgating betel nut freaks, even a woman swerving in front of me screaming on her cell phone so loud I could hear her fighting with her hubby.
A purist’s road for the truly terrible Taiwanese drivers.[/quote]
I agree, the “ghost road” as the locals call it takes first prize.
As for the Suao gong lou, I have a routine down pat. Once I get past Taroko going south, I pull into the first gas station I see and hose down the bike. Plasmatron described the crap that comes off it perfectly. I then head into the restroom, strong soap in hand and spend a good 15 minutes trying to wash off the filth.
Despite the grime it’s still one of the most beautiful roads I’ve ever been on. I find I’m far more frustrated with the gravel trucks while driving than riding.
Once the new 5 connector goes through to Ilan, the number of meth-amped truckers and incompetent city drivers should be reduced on the Bei yi gong lou to virtually zero :bravo: