a long outing all over Miaoli with my friend Drew, one of the most enjoyable trips I've had, and was looking forward to coming back for some more exploration of the area.[Click on any picture to be taken to its Flickr page and see it in a variety of sizes.]
coup de grace to one of the area's most important bridges. As always, on the way I recorded photos of historical importance, such as this one.
Here's about a minute of riding on a local road. Turn the sound down; the wind and the engine produce a lot of loud, useless noise.
Sponge Bear fame eats up the distance with long strides.
90 seconds of motoring back along the ridges. The first 15 is a little unsteady, and the part where I nearly wrecked looks a bit like the death of Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia, but the last 30 seconds contain some nice views, and there's a funny moment where Augustin does some drive-by shooting...
We stopped for lunch at the Leftbank (左岸) in Jhuolan (卓蘭), just off the intersection in the town center where five roads come together on Chungshan Rd (中山路). You can see some pics of it on this blog. The food, Thai and Hakka, was good, and the owner promised to put us on his blog, which I unfortunately I cannot find.