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Photos & Video by MJ Klein

I took a nice long ride on Friday, along the coast and one of my favorite areas.  I’ve blogged on the Yong An ride before; nevertheless, the ride up to Yong An is very enjoyable and has quite a long stretch along the Taiwan Straight, always a favorite place to be.

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I enjoy photographing the ships on the Taiwan Straight.  I’ve seen quite a few of them from the roof of our home.  I took this shot from the road along the coast.

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There were people out and about on the Taiwan Straight on Friday, looking for shellfish probably.  Notice the beautiful color of the water.

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This was my destination for the day – Yong An Fish Port.  I wanted to ride up there for lunch.

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This is the view of the jetty at the port.  Many people come here to fish.

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A dredge was busy at work.  The entire harbor has been dredged out and it’s my guess that once they finish with the opening to the port, they’ll be all done with the project.

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Working boats.

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People fishing.  One of these days I’ll have to try my hand at fishing up here.

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Eventually I got some lunch.  This is grilled salmon.

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This is a dish of mountain vegetables, one of my favorites.

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I took this photo too late – the entire plate of shrimp was gone!

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This is Artifice Gordon, looking sleek and fast, at the end of the Yong An parking lot.  The restaurant staff got a kick out of seeing the trike.  I got a bit sunburned, despite my sunblock, and I had to make a “bush latrine” on the way home but all in all it was a fine day for a ride.  The total distance cycled was 45.3 KM.

As usual, I had the GoPro camera with me, and I shot quite a bit of video of the bike trails up in the area.  Allow me to present 3 videos of my Friday ride:

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    1. Patrick, there is a strap that runs through vents in the bike helmet and pulls tight. the camera mounts to that. the trike is a smooth ride and i have 27 gears. it’s slow uphill because it’s heavier than a diamond frame, and you can’t use gravity to help pedal by standing up. but when you’re going uphill you have the knowledge that it’s “all you” doing the work to get it up there! thanks.

  2. That’s what I figured – a tougher ride going up, because you can’t stand up on your pedals and gnash down. The coast rides will be devoid of mean-ass climbs, but still cheers. Cycling is cycling – we get it done how we can.

    BTW, do you take the camera out of the helmet? I noticed another post during the typhoon and you were using it. Or, did you just put your biking helmet on and venture out during the typhoon. MJ, I like this post; I’m a cycling enthusiast.
    .-= Patrick Cowsill´s last blog ..Huwei Fort in Danshui, Taiwan =-.

    1. Patrick, you are right about the coast. when i ride down to the coast, the elevation profile on the GPS says that the difference between the coast and where i live is over 100 meters. going to the coast is downhill, and going home is uphill, basically.

      the GoPro camera has a quick-release mounting system. check out the photo here: http://www.goprocamera.com/images/products/large/683_large_GHHW5170-683×426-01.jpg for the Morakot video, i took the cam off the bike helmet and wore the headband mount, just like i did for the Dutch Oven Chicken cooking video. i’ll continue to bring you my cycling adventures on the trike and occasionally on my MTB. thanks Patrick.

  3. We’ve finally got some pretty hot AND humid weather here… well… hot and humid for New England. Boston finally had their first official 90F/32C day at Logan (94F/34,4C on Monday and 95F/35C on Tuesday)… but the humidty has put the heat index at around 102F/39C (and for those in Canada or other places where they may use “humidex”… it was around 110F/43.3C). As you know… I really HATE this type of weather… I perfer the colder weather 🙂

    I have to look up when high tide is here on Sunday and Monday. Right now, Hurricane Bill is out in the Atlantic as a Category 4 storm. Its going to pass between Bermuda and the US Cost over the weekend… but they are expecting it to stay out to sea and not hit the US coast. It should pass about 250 to 300 miles (400 to 480km) to the east of Cape Cod (but should go into Nova Scotia… maybe as a strong Catergory 1 or weak Category 2 storm). They are expecting the seas to pick up along the coast here. So at high tide… might get some good pics of wave crashing into/splashing up over the seawall. Now I can put my big camera into my bike’s new trunkbag and bring that camera with me 🙂
    .-= mike01905´s last blog ..Jim Rice Day at Fenway Park =-.

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