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Overnight motorbike trip, Wuling Farm, May 13-14

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Postby Mordeth » 14 May 2006, 21:08

I regret not having been there. I've dropped my bike stopping on gravel as well....the trick is to use only the rear brake once you are moving at less than 15km/hr...as it can skid and the front cannot.

I should've at least headed up and met you near the bridges on your way back today.

And what's this I hear about some Taiwanese guy saying I slept at his house :eek: :noway: ?
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Postby jdsmith » 14 May 2006, 21:14

And what's this I hear about some Taiwanese guy saying I slept at his house


Well, that's what he said. Your name just rolled off his tongue like honey! :lol:

Thanks for the head's up on the gravel stop.
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Postby Truant » 14 May 2006, 21:29

Thanks to everyone that came and made this trip a great one. I think it is fair to say we came off a LOT better than the forecasters were giving us and all told we probably didn't have to deal with that much wetness overall.

First shot is an arty one in honor of the dominant force in the group - 60% in fact ;) (This particular one carried the most weight :oops: ) :
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Just as the weather was closing in, some local boys were running (literally) to load up the cabbage trucks as we went past:
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The camp was very spacious and was surrounded by wonderful misty mountains, fresh air and the occasional Formosan Hawk:
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All of us were certain that we'd be packing up and heading off in the rain on Sunday, but awoke to this (shot from the truantvilla):
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The road out of the farm was great, and we were thinking how awesome the return jouney was going to be. As Ratlung pointed out, we were in fact above the clouds, and had to go thru them some point soon (notice the mist rolling down the hills ahead):
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After coming up the 7 in misty rain, as we went down the other side towards Baling, the conditions became perfect for the rest of the day. The coffee overlooking the valley just before we headed for home was well deserved:
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As I mentioned today, we will have a few day rides coming up in the next several weeks. Initial thoughts are to revisit some roads around Baling and the #7, and also head up Yang Ming for a hot swim. Watch this space.

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Postby Mordeth » 14 May 2006, 21:40

Truant wrote:Watch this space.

Which space?
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Postby MJB » 14 May 2006, 21:56

A few more misc shots from the trip...

Room with a view:

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Trippy night skies:

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"Yeah baby"

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Just before San Baling on the way up...Fantastic riding weather.

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Truant and the Missus saddling up.

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Post rain/wind/fog sunshine and coffee.

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The steeds at rest.

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Postby Truant » 14 May 2006, 22:05

Mordeth wrote:
Truant wrote:Watch this space.

Which space?

This one:
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Postby igorveni » 14 May 2006, 22:25

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!!
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Postby Mordeth » 14 May 2006, 22:29

You have a beautiful wife Truant. You two getting along ok recently (I know she likes men with shaved heads....I'm halfway in already)?
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Postby Truant » 15 May 2006, 08:28

:bow: Thanks Mordeth. I'll pass that on.....not :twisted:

Considering she had the flu and still carried a 30 pound backpack without complaining I think she was a trooper this weekend. :bravo:

Look at one of those photos of me standing beside Ratlung & jdsmith, I look short, not 1.74m I tell ya. If you come on the next trip Mordeth, I really will look short :s
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Postby jdsmith » 15 May 2006, 08:29

So no one got pics of the fog huh?
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