after the sea, the mountains

from the beach, along a day of flat coastline, camping in a river valley at the foot of the space i would eventually cross, the road i chose ran directly up into the hills…

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and made me sweat, turn red, slather myself with sun creme, and dig it, all that uphill…

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hot coffee in the village, then rain on the ascent. i hid out under my tarp for a bit, then off again. sorry scott, no way to keep the board outta the wet, i’m afraid i abused her/it. but we got the job done…

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sunset over the taiwan straits…

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and then there were bridges, coming down from alishan, by way of jade mountain…

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fog, deep thick fog, and i emerged in the swiss alps. damn google maps!

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evening fell as i pushed up hehuan shan, rainbows, moon shining high, clouds billowing over the mountian tops, approaching 3000m altitude. after sichuan, this was hard, but like child’s play…

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the last seven kilometers, in the morning…hehuan shan on a skateboard!

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camping in the sea of clouds…

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and then there was this, two hours of gopro running, crazy beautiful, follow the road…i made it more than 50km before crashing…

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though this was the end of my ride kinda like planned, it was a stoke-killer (almost) when i hit a wet patch and landed wierd, wrenching my knee. ouch! i went along the coast road a bit, just to see the cliffs, and the next day (today) i hitched to daxi, to hang with Quake, at Daxi. relaxing, recuperating…feeling much better, it should be ok.

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