Every R@SKLs trip is a combination of riding and eating. This trip was no different. Sunday morning started with breakfast in a shop just down the road from the City Suites Beimen. Our hotel in Taipei.
Those who had arrived the day before and Xiao Ger then went on a ride along Taipei’s outstanding bike path system. These wide and smooth paths put many of the streets and roads in many other countries to shame.
CK, Daniel, Rabbit and I arrived at 2.00pm on Sunday. Xiao Ger had driven to the airport in his bib shorts after the ride to pick us up. He had to wait while CK sorted out a small problem with his suitcase.
He was offered a replacement suitcase, which he accepted. The catch was that he had to surrender his damaged bag. That meant unpacking and repacking on the floor of the baggage reclaim area.
The first thing we did after checking in to the hotel was to get something to eat. There is a Mos Burger 200 metres from the hotel.
Meanwhile, the ladies were shopping.
As soon as we knew where they were, a number of orders were messaged from Mos Burger!
After dinner, it was on to the key task of assembling bikes. Ben and Douglas had arrived at the hotel by then. Which meant we had four good bike mechanics in the group.
Assembly done, half of the group went to a night market for supper.
The reports were that these prawns were as delicious as they looked.
Hopefully, everyone got a good night’s sleep. The hills were waiting!