Took part in Taiwan's Brompton World Championship racing event last weekend at Chang Hua.
Went a few days early and did a little bit of sketching and cycling here and there.
1) My Brompton
2) A pocket sized Accordion Moleskine.
3) Clutch Pencil, Kneaded eraser and a sharpener
Started from my hotel, near Taipei Main Station to Dihua Street. Was planning to sketch some of the beautiful buildings there but ended up cycling aimlessly.... until I stopped at a beautifully lit building.
Rode up north and cycled along the river near Shilin.
Stop by CCH Studio to attend a figure drawing session. It was a great gathering and I sat beside a retiree. The studio was packed and the instructor was very welcoming and friendly. I really dig it.
Day 2 : I woke up early to cycle along Tamshui and check out the market.
Taipei drizzled a little and its time I escape to Taichung via HSR. When I got to Taichung, I have assembled my bicycle again and got some Milk Tea at a local 85c Cafe. Sketched some scooters here before I cycle my heart out just to Taichung Confucius Temple. Only 30 minutes to sketch this scene.
Day 4: Brompton World Championship day at Chang Hua
I woke up early to take the local train to Taichung HSR but jumped on the wrong train. Instead of one-stop south to Changhua, I went on an express train and it shot passed all stations and reached Zuoying. I love the HSR and actually didn't mind this incidental round island affair. Jumped onto the next train North and got to the race, on time. Nope. they didn't charge me extra .... this is probably the trick to get a total HSR ride down and up for a fraction of the real cost :P
Overall, a great trip.
Thank you all my Taiwanese friends who came out to spend time with me.