In a wonderful feature for Travel In Taiwan, veteran traveler and cyclist, Mark Caltonhill lays out his 20 years of cycling Taiwan in a few short pages. Mark has seen cycling move from utility transportation to leisure sport in just a few short years.
Caltonhill's article is both informative and entertaining. My favorite section is his review of the bikes. Sadly, for Taiwan's bike retailers, touring bikes and mountain bikes are the same thing. You really don't need a heavy tourer, but a good, steel tourer with racks, long wheelbase and drop bars is hard to come by.
You can read the whole article HERE.