Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Taiwan KOM Challenge

Daniel Carruthers, a New Zealand cyclist and competitor at the 2009 Deafalympics in Taipei, took part in last month's Taiwan KOM Challenge, and begins his engrossing account of the experience with this paean for the 103.5km-long route:

"There are many epic hill climb challenges dotted around the world that capture the imagination of riders, but there is, perhaps, one hill climb challenge that surpasses them all – the toughest, the most beautiful, with the highest elevation gain on a paved twisting road that snakes its way through a jaw-dropping Taroko Gorge, through some dense forests and eventually up to one of the highest points in Taiwan, at an elevation of 3,275m!"

His article is here, along with some good photos of the event. 

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