The OP needs to understand that the Suao Highway is crowded with tour buses, day trippers, and worst of all, overloaded gravel and cement trucks. It is unpleasant at best and extremely dangerous--I should add that after nearly 20 years in Taiwan, I have a fairly high tolerance to risk. I rode it once about 12 years ago. Never again, and I hear it has gotten worse
I jumped off a couple of times mid-tunnel and stood against the wall to allow trucks to pass.
Nuit wrote:Ach, I was just being over-cautious. Just in case the driver hadn't seen me. There's a certain something though, standing halfway through a km long tunnel, inky blackness diluted by sodium lights, the drip-drip of water from the ceiling, and the shriek of bats as the rumble of an approaching gravel truck fills the space.
With you on the wait, It's not a route I'll be re-riding now that through traffic is on the move.
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