Photos by MJ Klein and Michael Turton + Video by MJ Klein
Michael Turton invited me down to Taichung to ride some hills on my recumbent trike. I don’t have that much experience with hills because there aren’t very many where I live. I was looking forward to seeing how the trike climbed, with my new 26 tooth chainring. I shot some video with my GoPro Helmet Hero Wide, video camera (visible on the front of my bike helmet) which you can see later on in this article. Michael took this shot of me standing in front of a reservoir at the top of the hill we climbed.
This is the wide-angle view from the top of the hill. The weather was perfect for riding!
We think that this is a house that got covered by water when the valley was flooded to make this reservoir.
Later on, we were treated to this vista. We crossed the bridge earlier in the day.
Another overview shot of the area.
As we crossed a bridge on the way back we saw gravel being taken from the river bed.
This is a very lucrative business in Taiwan. The raw material costs nothing. You get a permit and then extract the gravel.
The gravel bed is huge! Compare the thickness to this shovel.
We had a great time riding down in Taichung. Here is the video that shows what it’s like to climb a hill on a recumbent trike:
This is the route we rode, taken from the GPS tracklog.
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