I took a ride on the Shaxi Lindau yesterday to scout a possible trail up to Jingdashan 京大山 for next week’s hike. The ride alone is fun, but I’ve done it a number of times. So I thought I would hike up to Weiliaoshan 尾寮山 while I was out there.

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I went out riding last Wednesday. I’ve been wanting to do a bike ride/hike to a peak for some time now. I saw the JiuBaoShan 久保山 peak near where I was riding and figured what the heck. From my map it didn’t look to bad. Boy was I wrong.

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Ever since I installed the 331 big bore I felt it didn’t crank over quite as well as with the stock bore. But all in all the battery was fine, and I didn’t want to replace it. I figured when the battery died I would find something with more cranking amps.

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Total distance: 16.89 km
Max elevation: 645 m
Min elevation: 11 m
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Day 06

This was my last day before bike trouble…

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Total distance: 106.92 km
Max elevation: 885 m
Min elevation: -3 m
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Day 05

I woke up on the Dawu riverbed and made my way over the mountains to the next river.

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Day 04

I’m sitting here at the side of a vast riverbed. Nothing but rocks – humongous boulders to sand-like pebbles. I’m somewhere behind the town of Dawu (大武). Here’s a current shot:

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Total distance: 87.34 km
Max elevation: 373 m
Min elevation: 1 m
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Round Island Dirt Trip – Take 2 – Day 03

I wasn’t feeling 100% but didn’t want to waste another day. I decided to drive straight through Kenting, around the southern tip and make my way up the east coast. I lost plenty of mountain riding but I needed to make up some time.

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