Taipei Night Climbs Mar 19, 2013

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Once you’ve settled into a new town, it’s always nice to go for a quick spin to loosen the legs up. Sometimes a short ride along the river, turns into exploring roads that shoot off into the mountain’s foothills. Taipei has some incredible riding in these neighboring mountains, just 8 miles from the central banking district.

My hope is that we get to spend an afternoon scaling some switchbacks but even tonight’s little jaunt was exactly what we needed. Well, minus the Chinese Tree Viper that I almost ran over. Yikes!

  • ZianStudios

    hemotoxin hurts like non other

  • http://twitter.com/TomEats Tom

    Great pictures. Makes me all the more excited to go to Taipei one day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/syl.no Syl No

    Taipei is just one of the best place in the world to bike around: flat roads, coastal roads, hills, mountain, forest, country side, riverside… <3

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      …except you feel like you smoked a pack of cigarettes when you’re done riding and there are fucking deadly snakes E V E R Y W H E R E ! ! haha

      • http://www.facebook.com/dolinaj Zachary J Dolinaj

        agree completely on both, wait till you get to SH, I lived and rode in Shanghai and Beijing (worst pollution imaginable) for two years and it was nuts. still working the black out of my lungs after 3 months of being home. despite that, there are some stunning places to live and ride in China / Taiwan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=21002057 Chris Chou

    Chinese Tree Viper was my nickname in college

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      Why, because it so little?

  • http://twitter.com/AceMetric Ace Metric Cycles

    these are awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnscottharris Scott Harris

    Nice dude!