Tyler zips down the road parallel to the HSR.
I took some friends on an easy ride through the low hills west of Sanyi and east of the sea on Friday, and discovered the mother lode of Taiwan's oil and gas wells. This old article gives a brief introduction to oil and gas drilling in Taiwan. Come below the READ MORE line for more...
ROUTE NOTES: To find the oil fields of Miaoli, take Pingding Road southeast out of Tungxiao. The natural gas and oil wells lie along it, and at the end, where it meets the Miaoli 40, is the massive oil and gas storage facility. All the roads in this area feature easy hills with excellent views and good rural riding. The little service road which runs along the HSR offers spectacular views of the HSR shooting across the countryside. It comes down to the 121, which returns you to the Miaoli 43 and home to Taichung via the 140 and the 13.
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