Mini Itinerary

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  • Campsite premonitions
    18 July 2015

    Met Tom in Llandudno Junction after a short panic when he didn't pick up the phone.

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  • Not all those who wander are lost
    7 June 2014

    Sent by one who bears the globe Two will carry a minimal load Offering tribute on mountainous pyre Until inland sea inundates fire

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  • Thanks
    10 April 2012

    Nearly done. The Asia leg is complete: Kunming to Singapore. Now I just have to hop the aluminium bird back to Heathrow, clatter about in London a few days and then ride a couple more days across the UK's south east.

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  • Clear and Bright
    4 April 2012

    After an overcast start, it is a clear and bright day, which is appropriate for Qingming festival.

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  • Penultimate
    3 April 2012

    Palm oil plantations, lots of them. Consequently it's a bit of a tedious day.

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  • I'm Mersing Myself
    28 March 2012

    Today was pretty much as expected for a short day after a long day: difficult but over quickly.

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  • No Room at the Inn
    27 March 2012

    Something feels wrong with the day from the get go. My breakfast plans come unstuck, I can't find what I need in the shop, etc. Just got that feeling.

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  • Rest. Repair. Ride.
    26 March 2012

    Yesterday's short day seems to have led to good recovery. At no point was today's ride challenging, even when it looked like the wheels were going to come off.

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  • Out of the Hills, Hopefully
    25 March 2012

    A short outing today, but still with bumps.

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  • Bumping Through the Jungle
    24 March 2012

    I'm expecting a flat easy day today, with a few bumps and maybe with a nice tailwind. No can do.

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  • Back Down Into the Oxygen Soup
    23 March 2012

    For a day with such a hefty descent, today's a lot of work.

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  • Riding to Colorado
    20 March 2012

    Tanah Rata is the administrative centre of the Cameron Highlands. There's a clue in the name that hints at what today's ride was like.

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  • Finally, a Real Puncture
    19 March 2012

    My tyres are getting worn. Back in Ao Nang, I swapped front and rear, due to the rear wearing faster. It's no big surprise when I pull a chunk of metal out of the rubber.

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  • Back on the Mainland
    18 March 2012

    Woke up sore from yesterday's exertions. Nothing to be done. Breakfast, pack, bike.

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  • Hashing in the Land of the Mother Hash
    17 March 2012

    I've several cuts and scratches on my hands, patches of moist forest matter stuck to my ankles, a red patch on my left sock where I've bled into it, a rather muddy rear, and I ache all over.

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  • Island to Island Ferry
    14 March 2012

    The ferry to Penang leaves at 2:30pm, so it's hardly a hurried start to the day.

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  • Selamat Datang
    11 March 2012

    Up early, not much cycling planned, as it's a ferry day, so a quick 7-11 breakfast will do.

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  • Rainy Ride to the Edge of Thailand
    10 March 2012

    The plan today is similar to yesterday's: get going early to beat the rain. The hotel café opens at 8am however, and breakfast is too important to skip.

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  • Racing the Rain
    9 March 2012

    The rain's been a reliably recurring feature of the last few days, generally making an appearance around mid afternoon. With this in mind, I set out early to try to get the ride done before it dumps.

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  • Ferry to Ko Lanta
    7 March 2012

    Since Jiangcheng, I've not used motorised transport as a means of biting off a large chunk of distance. Today, however, is a ferry day.

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