A Solo Bike Tour in Taiwan
By Yang Cheng-Hsieh
Sometimes I like the freedom of solo travel. I don’t need to wait for
others. I can take a rest break whenever I want and ride at my own
speed.Â On the last day before winter vacation ended, suddenly the
weather turned good.Â I seized the opportunity to tour solo on my BIKE
FRIDAY to see the beautiful spring Sakura (cherry blossoms) and enjoy
the feeling of wandering.
I really like my diamond frame Bike Friday, which I got from the U.S.
I got aÂ TravelCase and Trailer for it in Taiwan.
I traveled through the Ruifang disctrict of New Taipei City, northeast
of Taipei, to Pingxi – famous for the Lantern Festival, Shuangxi,
Chinkuashih ? location of the Gold Ecological Park, and the Jiufen
mountains. My trip was very leisurely, over Shiping road, a beautiful
road through the mountains with views of maple leaves in autumn and
cherry blossoms in spring.