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rediscovering Taiwan, one drawing at a time
Day two: Zhunan to Yuanlin; 108km.  
The routine is like this: wake up at 5:30am, breakfast by 6am, group warmup at 6:30am; by 7am we are on the road, riding, riding, riding.  Break at every 15-20km, with ample water and snacks and even music, and everyone chats and laughs and incessantly pound away at the thighs and calves to release tension.  At lunchtime, a longer break where we are to rest and nap a little, I break away to sketch — frequently my only time to sketch during the day.  By 6pm, when we have arrived at the evening’s destination, we drag ourselves through cool-down, dash for the showers, dinner at 8pm, a bit of socializing after dinner if time allows, and by 10:30pm lights are off, and I can barely keep my eyes open to finish writing emails on my mobile.  My body has never been so used to the max so continuously, and it felt marvelous.

Day two: Zhunan to Yuanlin; 108km. 

The routine is like this: wake up at 5:30am, breakfast by 6am, group warmup at 6:30am; by 7am we are on the road, riding, riding, riding.  Break at every 15-20km, with ample water and snacks and even music, and everyone chats and laughs and incessantly pound away at the thighs and calves to release tension.  At lunchtime, a longer break where we are to rest and nap a little, I break away to sketch — frequently my only time to sketch during the day.  By 6pm, when we have arrived at the evening’s destination, we drag ourselves through cool-down, dash for the showers, dinner at 8pm, a bit of socializing after dinner if time allows, and by 10:30pm lights are off, and I can barely keep my eyes open to finish writing emails on my mobile.  My body has never been so used to the max so continuously, and it felt marvelous.