When you don’t have much time, lets say on a weekday after work, you feel the tingling in your hand and think ‘lets go for a quick ride, 1-2 hours, just for fun’ - where do you go?
Usually that’s the only time I have: It’s dark already (miss the long northern twilight hours) when I come home and I’ve been in the office all day. My favourite route is trough Shilin to Yangmin Shan, passing by the Palace Museum and at the end of the road turning right uphill towards Wanlin. It’s perfect: Twisty mountain roads up and down with sharp bends, 2. and 3. gear strips of narrow roads and very little traffic. Sure there are the random scooter kids hanging out and playing ‘follow the leader, lets see how far we get this time’ but usually they don’t bother me. There are some interesting spots up there with a pretty view of the city lights in clear nights and another twisty descent down to east of Neihu again. Love that one.
There are a few other routes I like to go but some (like Guanyi-Shan) are really dark, with lots and lots of black dogs lurking in every corner and the roads are rather short which shortens the fun.
So, where do you go? What’s your favorite quick getaway?