Photos by MJ Klein
Today’s ride was 4 and a half hours long. The main problem that I have with riding that distance is not the distance itself, but the fact that I get pretty bored after being on the trike for more than three hours. Anyway, on this ride I did some of the familiar bike trails and also went to places not reported on before.
The Taiwan Straight looked just beautiful today. This shot was taken on the Yong An bike trail.
This is one of those military structures that I neglected to report on the last time.
Apparently there was more to this structure than meets the eye, but it’s all broken off now.
Notice that there is no shelter. There are, however, some seats out in the open sunlight. I’ve never seen anyone sitting there. Who would?
Now, you know that I just had to get one good shot of the Artifice in this article! Once again, the equipment configuration has changed around so I’m going to have to do another update soon.
On this ride, I went all the way up to the Yongan fish market building, and beyond – right to the very edge of the land. I saw this cool boat coming into the harbor. I would love to have a boat like this. It’s just right for fishing, sightseeing and partying!
There were quite a few fisherman out today….
This is the very edge of the harbor.
The harbor entrance markers….
On the other side, there were even more people fishing.
The fishermen that I saw were all using bobbers. When the float goes down you know that a fish is on the line.
I also ran across a group of three horses.
If you ask me, they’re a little thin looking.
I went on the trail that connects the Yongan trail with the Sinfong trail. This is the little trail in between.
This trail is not bad, and it has some curves and small hills to make it interesting too.
What I like about these trails is that they are all marked with the distance to the red tree area, so you know how long the trail is.
This trail does have it’s issues though, and one of them is some deep cuts across the trail. This gives quite a shock on the trike, which has no suspension.
Around this place, someone’s dog came out and gave me a half-hearted growl. I used my spare flagpole and “explained” to the dog that it’s behavior was inappropriate for a bike trail.
I came to an intersection in the trail and I took a right to see where the trail went, having never been down that way before.
The bike trail intersected with the new Route 61. Would the trail go across 61 and continue on?
From all indications, the trail did indeed continue across Route 61, to an area previously unexplored by Yours Truly.
It sure didn’t look like the bike trail went anywhere that I could tell.
But there was the familar trail marker, and off to the left….
Was the trail itself. This one was way overgrown, so much more than the other end of the Sinfong trail. I’ve geotagged this article with this position.
Look at this trail! It’s almost like a jungle trail. I wondered if I could even make it through!
I passed an abandoned building on the left….
And went through a section with no pavement….
Eventually coming out to some place familar. I took a little side trip to see where the connecting road went. Once I figured out where I was, I went back to this section of the trail, seen to the right. The connecting road that I’m on went here:
I’d been here before. Now it’s starting to all make sense. I turned around and rejoined the trail.
But I found out that it only went a few hundred meters before ending. This is the strangest trail I’ve seen because there are 3 separate and distinct sections (maybe more), and 2 of the sections don’t connect directly. In this shot I’m facing East, towards Route 61, where I have to get on 61 to make it to the next section of trail.
This is where the trail begins/ends (depending upon your viewpoint). The path I’m on comes from Route 61 and the trail is to the left.
This is a shot of my going onto the first of 2 sections that connect on the Sinfong trail.
This is that area I reported on before, with places to sit and do nothing, only I’m facing the opposite direction now.
Eventually, I got bored after so much time on the trike, and I went back home.
- Distance: 51.42 KM
- Maximum Speed: 39.8 KM
- Average Speed: 16.1 KPH
- Total Time (including stops): 04:29
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