Taipei to Ruifang and back : a look at the Pacific on the eastern coast of Taiwan
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Saturday, September 10th, 2016
Today had it all: new sights, serious climbing, heavy rain, a pretty bad fall, and my first flat in Taiwan. I left at 10am; at 7:30pm I return to Taipei sopping wet and with a rapidly deflating front tire.
Interesting bike-rack system.
Temple alter, Keelung
Fresco in Buddhist temple, Keelung.
Nice tunnel for cyclists next to the train tracks.
Someone panning for gold in the river, just below the gold mine museum.
Apparently that bridge used to be for transporting coal. There is a coalmine museum next to it.
Climbing away from the river.
I look kind of startled. The ridiculous grades on this road must have shocked me.
Looking down on the Pacific ocean from the top of the climb.
Gives an idea of the grades on these mountains.
Looking down on Keelung port.
My first flat in Taiwan! My rubber cement was all dried up, I had to use some rubber-patching glue my uncle gave me. It held long enough to make it home.