- 2017 YangMingShan Challenge
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2017 YangMingShan Challenge
After 2016 year’s ride I decided to do the 2017 YangMingShan Challenge (again). The weather was pretty bad this time so I expected some heavy rain and slippery downhill.
The route this year was also adjusted to avoid the heavy traffic section of Provincial Highway 2 Bin. Instead we would be riding back road up to YangMingShan National Park’s entrance and connecting previous year’s route.
As usual we started at TianMu 天母, an area of Taipei famous for its many international schools.
The ride started from TianMu Sport Park 天母運動公園.
Start riding on back road to YangMingShan!
The back road passed through Sulfur Valley Recreation Area 硫磺谷遊憩區, the source of rotten egg smelled hot springs for the famous Taipei hot spring resort region BeiTou 北投.
Continued on the back road.
Mountains began to appear!
Officially entered YangMingShan!
YangMingShan Flower Clock.
Here we connected back to last year’s route.
As this year’s rain was much heavier than last year’s, view was often blurred, and the ride even more challenged.
Videos: Northern Coastal Highway
Part of the route went through Taiwan’s northern coastal highway with great views. This time I was able to take some videos.
Video: Final Climb
The final climb was like climbing in the mist.