Looking up the hill along Xiangshang Road
It isn't a very steep climb, but it is fairly steady, lasting for a good five-six kilometers. Looking back, the view toward downtown and the Central Mountain Range beyond was quite nice.
Looking back from near the top of the morning climb on Zhonglong (Taichung-Longjing) Road
A small temple along Zhonglong Road
Lookout out over Taichung Harbor and the Taiwan Strait from the top of Dadu Ridge
I descended some after reaching the top of the ridge, but looking at the maps last night, I decided to turn on Zhongxing Road. I am not familiar with this side of the ridge, so although it wasn't as far down as I wanted to go today, I really didn't want to go into unfamiliar territory on a Monday morning. I will map scout further down and try it again another day.
Came back down on Zhonggang Road then Huanzhong to Shizheng. Usual morning traffic, but it moved nicely except for a couple of buses I had to navigate around. A great way to start the week.