Today is the second stage of the Tour de Taiwan, a round-Taiwan international cycle race that started yesterday in Taipei. It’s a bit grey out there this morning, but probably ideal for cycling. Today they’re doing 114.67 km, from Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf around the northern coast, up Yang-Ming Shan a little, and finishing at Baishawan Visitors Centre around lunch time.
Much excitement outside St. John’s University this morning as a whole crowd of students and staff gathered to cheer the cyclists on their way, we had flags, a big drum and lion dancers too! The procession of course started with police motorbikes, cars, VIPs ~ and finally a whole crowd of cyclists, who zoomed past in a great big blur ~ in about one second flat!
加油, 加油, 加油! Jia-yo, jia-yo, jia-yo! Go go go! Come on, come on, come on! YEAH!