Brompton Bicycle Touring in Taiwan, 2017. Post # 12

Huwei & Puzi City on Route 145

After picking up my bike from the shop with my new gearing installed, I took a test ride around Silou with a GPS unit the owner of the bike shop lent me. It was pre-loaded with a tour around the city. Took me on some dirt roads- not very suitable for the Brompton. Still it was a fun ride checking out some sights. And the bike shifts a-okay; I’m excited for what’s ahead.

On the way to Puzi City fighting an annoying headwind, I passed by the Nanlun Painted Village:

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Totoro, and the crew

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Reminds me of Arizona iced tea

Motion sickness inducing mobile phone video:

 

Continuing onward:

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Down the road, there was this interesting rest area

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Detail

 

While relaxing at Family Mart, I was approached by a young man who asked if I was touring the island, and how did I know about this town we were in (to travel here). I didn’t know the lore behind this town, but the young man explained to me that it was a very prosperous town in the past from peanut farming. The main attraction of the town is the old sugar factory which is now a museum. After our conversation, the young man left and came back in his car to show me where the sugar factory is on the map, and suggested I visit. Such a nice guy.

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This was the location the young man said the old sugar factory museum is. I must have made a wrong turn somewhere

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Not sure, but looks like an old train station to me

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You can ride this one by showing a ticket

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When I made it to Puzi, it felt like a newly developed commuter city. Big wide streets and modern-looking residential blocks. Or it could be university dorms. I liked the feel of the area, pretty quiet, and the hotel was cheap.

 

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Screenshot of the ride