Our Backyard – Sony RX100 MIII and iPhone 6

Last week there were a couple particularly nice evenings for a ride. It was unusually cool for a September evening and unusually clear. A combination that we don’t get often. It was a perfect night for a ride around the mountains that sit in our backyard. One of those evenings was so nice that brought out the Sony RX100 MIII. Not the best choice for bringing along on a ride, but on that particular night I thought it might be worth hauling along. The other photos were taken and edited on an iPhone 6.

The Chinese Culture University sits about a mountain top just on the edge of the city.

The Chinese Culture University sits about a mountain top just on the edge of the city.

Tonight's mode of transportation.

Tonight’s mode of transportation. This section connects the top of one climb to another beautiful climb further up into the mountains.

After about 600 feet of climbing you'll get this view of the hot spring activity in Beitou.

After about 600 feet of climbing you’ll get this view of the hot spring activity in Beitou.

Shooting into the sun over a valley filled with hot spring activity near Beitou.

Shooting into the sun over a valley filled with hot spring activity near Beitou.

The following photos were taken and edited with an iPhone 6.

This was taken from the top of a 2,585ft climb. From here it is about 12 miles to the north coast of Taiwan.

This was taken from the top of a 2,585ft climb. From here it is about 12 miles to the north coast of Taiwan.

A little before sunset on a small path that parallels one of the main roads.

A little before sunset on a small path that parallels one of the main roads.

Nicknamed goat road. It has several spots that sit at a 25% grade at it just about touches 30% at one point. It's struggle to keep the front wheel down and requires you to lean quite a ways forward to put some weight over the front end of the bike.

Nicknamed Goat Road. It has several spots that sit at a 22-25% grade and it just about touches 30% at one point. It’s struggle to keep the front wheel down and requires you to lean quite a ways forward to put some weight over the front end of the bike.

Tonight's mode of transport. Titanium frame, SRAM components.

The ride. Titanium frame, SRAM components.

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