Photos by MJ Klein
UPDATE: This article was missing the ride stats. I’ve added them at the bottom.
Today, I took the Artifice out for a ride to finish the route that I had started last week when I was rudely interrupted by 5 dogs coming out of a house to chase me.
There is a small temple beside the trail.
This is what the temple looks like. A neighborhood temple for this small village.
Opposite the temple is a rice field. By the looks of it, the rice is ready for harvest.
I had to take this shot of my Artifice against the bright green of the rice stalks. I’ve been trying to think of a name for my trike. I think I’ve settled on Artifice Gordon.
I’ve ridden by this radio station before, on a ride I took a couple of years ago.
I rode the Sinfong trail, connected to Yongan and rode on the Yongan trail. What I haven’t blogged on before, are the military buildings along the Yongan trail.
Yes, those are gun ports alright.
I noticed that there is some kind of construction going on beside the Yongan trail. I don’t know what they’re doing but it’s not small:
I came to a pillbox.
This is the other side of that pillbox. I didn’t see a way to get inside and with cycling shoes on, I wasn’t about to try looking very hard.
This was the next building I came to – another tower of some sort.
The back was open so I went inside.
There was an old rotted-out spiral staircase.
Next, was this pillbox. You can see the previous tower and the trike in the distance.
The house has a cool lookout tower. This would be my radio room if I owned this house!
- Distance: 43.22 KM
- Maximum Speed: 37.1 KPH
- Average Speed: 15.7
- Total Time (including stops): 3:47
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