Another interesting day in Taiwan. We stayed the night in a Douliu City park that was made like a homage to Mount Olympus with statues doing different sporting activities which surrounded an oval. We picked the location because it was very protected from the stormy night. We were lucky the weather cleared at dawn after raining all night, so packing up in the morning was okay.
We happened to stop outside a bike store and were able to replace broken items. See Patrick’s post for more details. Although the bike store owner couldn’t speak any English he was very helpful.
While we riding through the streets of Chaiyi City we could hear fireworks going off. As we got closer to the explosions there was a procession of people and an inordinate amount of fireworks. It felt a little like a war zone.
The place we are staying tonight is out in the countryside, so it was nice to get back to the quiet of the rice paddy fields.
Check out my ride on Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/922820541/