Thursday, June 6, 2013

Climbing out of Ilan on Highway 9

The weather has been pretty nice recently, so Taipei Scooter Style took the opportunity to get out of the city. A ride along the coastal highway to Ilan was what the doctor ordered, and at the end of the day, the ride back to Taipei is the high point. Automobile traffic takes the Highway 5 tunnel, while two-wheelers and others climb back into Taipei via Highway 9.

The ride in this video starts down at a fishing harbor, cuts between rice paddies before reaching Highway 9, then climbs the infamously twisting road, before finally taking an off-road excursion to visit a deserted park cut into the surrounding forest.