Bamboo Cooked Meal
My mother has been in town for a visit, so my training and riding time has been greatly curtailed.
I really didn't think I had anything to blog on this week... that is until I started listening to my inner monologue as I drove the family around Nantou.
I realized as I drove, that was thinking like a cyclist as I was not taking the most direct routes to our destination, but rather, I was taking the route I would use if I had been riding my bike.
We were on a virtual bike tour by car.
Periodically, I would find myself recounting some experience or another biking those roads, or explaining to the car full of non-riders exactly how difficult the climbing was.
After a while I caught myself and tried to avoid a "band camp" monologue, but I also enjoyed sharing what I really enjoy about passing through those places in the open air.... No windows to insulate or frame the scenery.
We enjoyed the nice weather with a Saturday trip up to Lugu to visit some friends and buy a little tea.
On Sunday, we took in the ride to Sun Moon Lake and over Bagua Shan.
Below are a few of the pictures I took and a few links to the routes I have used to bike to these places.
View From Sanlnxi
Betel nut, Betel nut.... Where?!