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I am planning a ride round the island of Taiwan in August (2013).
I have done most the way to sydney from melb and melb to adelaide last year so understand what is required for endurance fixed gear cycling. see viewtopic.php?f=28&t=34447&start=25
I understand road and conditions will be different in Taiwan. Has any cycled the coast at all ? What are the hills like on coast.
Also anyone that does long rides fixed in melbourne are you keen to catch up for a ride. I can handle up to 150 km in one day max.
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This site is run by an Aussie in Taiwan, and may be of use to you.
http://ozsoapbox.com/cycling/5-reasons- ... ment-86801
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Majority of the West coast is relatively flat. However, it gets hillier when you head North, East and extremely hilly in the centre part of Taiwan.
I would recommend that rather riding a fixie, ride a bike with gears. As you might encounter something like this:
1.2km vertical climb without a resting spot.
Also, the weather in Taiwan especially August is extremely humid. Take plenty of money and water as they have 7-11 in every corner.
Furthermore, look out for semis, trucks, cars, scooters, pedestrians and drunk drivers as not many people stick to road rules.
Other than that you will have a great time there!!
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