Apparently to use the Taipei Youbike system I need either a Taiwanese credit card or mobile phone.
The bikes are plentiful, the weather is warm, there are cyclists about and I am hoping to cycle about rather than use the MRT every day. In fact this Youbike station was huge – and full of bikes!
Plan B is now in operation – one of the leisure bike hire stations by the river.
*The Rime of the Ancient Mariner:
“Water water everywhere, nor any drop to drink”