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Dayuan mountain 大原山 is a small peak located just east of Liugui 六龜. It’s fairly easy to get to and ideal for a half day hike or a full day ride and hike.

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If you’re thinking about importing a satellite phone into Taiwan, I have good news. Yes, it’s possible! I recently imported a Thuraya XT-Lite and I’ll explain how I did it.

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NanJiuBaoShan – 南久保山 is located in Pingtung not far from Laoqijia 老七佳. I’ve been to JiuBaoShan 久保山 and figured it was time I hiked to this peak.

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In July last year I randomly rode off into the mountains near Laiyi 來義 and happened upon an “altar of human skulls” as it’s known. Of all the days I could have ridden up there, this may have been the best.

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Have you ever decided to do something and thought “Yeah, it should be ok.” And at some point while doing it you realize you made a bad decision?

Well, today was that day…

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I finally got around to buying new valves for my front suspension, Racetech FMGV 2001 Gold Valves. Before they arrived I scoured the Internet for any helpful info on their installation. There’s plenty out there but I didn’t find any one post that specifically showed all of the steps involved on my bike. So I decided to write my own post on how to do it.

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I contemplated not posting about this tiny peak. But figured it IS a peak, and has a nice view. So here goes…

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Last week I thought it would be a good idea to hike to the top of TianLiangJingShan 田良井山 despite it being one of the hottest days of the year so far. What I thought would take me around 8.5 hours round trip, actually took me closer to 12 hours.

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Last week I had planned to climb ZuMuShan 足母山, but quickly realized I had brought far too much in my pack to make the climb in a reasonable amount of time. That and it was REALLY hot. About 30 min into the climb I turned around and headed towards my Plan B, Ghost Ax Canyon.

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My wife asked if she could come along for a hike, but she didn’t want to do something difficult. I asked around and got a few good suggestions but they seemed too easy. After scouring google maps and thinking back to trails I have ridden, I settled on Minghaishan 鳴海山.

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