[ Turbines & Country Roads ] West Miaoli Shore Ride Part 2

[ Turbines & Country Roads ] West Miaoli Shore Ride Part 2

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West Miaoli Shore Ride

Baishatun & Start of Wind Turbine Bike Path

Continuing our West Miaoli Shore Ride, near a small town called Baishatun (白沙屯) was a cool temple with a busy front street. It was also the beginning of a bike path that went through many wind turbines.

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The busy temple at Baishatun.

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There was always a busy old street near a famous old temple.

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More wind turbine.

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Here the seawall bike path ended. The bike path continued on the road inside of the seawall.

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#17th.

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The official “car free” bike path started here.

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VIDEO: Miaoli Wind Turbine Bike Path

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Although this is a bike path, cars ran freely on it.

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At the northern tip of the bike path was a memorial for Mazu landing onto Taiwan, along with some non-maintained arts.

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Mazu landing memorial.

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The abandoned feel was quite nice here.

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Beginning Riding Inland

At this point in our West Miaoli Shore Ride we left the shore and began to ride inland. We first visited a vista point here called Haowangjiao (好望角), then we will head onto Miaoli’s country road.

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The road to inland.

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A cool site showing some shell fossils.

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The detour to vista point.

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Great views from the vista point.

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Beginning inland Miaoli country road riding.

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Very cool wall decoration!

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Watermelon!

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When the country road passed a small town XiHu (西湖), there was a giant Mazu statue here.

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XiHu town hall.

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Art depicting local fruit specialty Pomelo.

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“Flying Dragon Bridge.”

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The high rise road on the right was the National HighWay #3.

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Surprisingly there was a bike path under the Highway!

Here we went onto Local #33, a very nice country road with almost no cars, and had many interesting Miaoli farmland views along the way.

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Traditional Hakka round rice storage house.

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A bit creepy farmer statue.

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Traditional Sanheyuan residence.

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Oops. Better leave now…

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Local cool school.

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… with elephant slider!

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To add more mileage, we took another detour on local #34 into the hilly area and use Country #128 back.

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Local hilly road. Crossing again several times High Speed Rail track.

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TongLuo & Back

Finally in our West Miaoli Shore Ride we arrived at the last major town in our route TongLuo. From here we climbed up a hilly road to see a skywalk structure, then head back.

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Local community sign.

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At the beginning of our hill climb was TongLuo Tea Factory (銅鑼茶廠).

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Further uphill was another giant temple complex called JioHuaShan 九華山.

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Swag entrance!

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A lion with a misplaced ding dong?

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Near the Skywalk was TongLuo Industrial Park.

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The Skywalk. View was so-so but it was fun riding on it 🙂

Miss Part 1? Here it is.

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