Day 302. 82km. Kuala Lumpur – Bagan Lalang

Posted: January 30, 2016 in Cycling, Malaysia
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Sitting in the warm water as the last light fades to black, we look at the two bikes, silhouetted, standing side by side on the exposed sand bar. This is brilliant. And then Clement’s bike tips over. The tide is rising! We sprint across the shin-deep water to rescue the bikes from the salt. Back on the ocean in Malaysia.

The bikes on the beach

The bikes on the beach

Back on the road again, this time with Clement. We met in Dubrovnik in Croatia in 2014 at the start of our trips. Since then he has crossed India, and I have crossed China. We have both covered about 27000km. So many stories to tell. Clement, my inspiration to try dumpster diving in Adelaide, lives on almost no money each day. I am going to try to follow along. When all is quiet, Clement will set up his tent, and I will put up my brand new hammock – directly on the beach. It will be amazing!

I had a nice break in Kuala Lumpur, meeting some lovely new cycling people, sharing lots of stories. And my bike got the most thorough cleaning and check-over for ages. Thanks Akmal for your help!

Leaving the hostel in Kuala Lumpur

Leaving the hostel in Kuala Lumpur

Bike maintenance

Bike maintenance

The Petronas Towers

The Petronas Towers

Comments
  1. valerievolk says:

    Brilliant photo of my beloved Petronas Towers!

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    Great shot of the Towers!

  3. Incredible stories of biking round the world. Here in Cape Town at the moment is a Spanish cycler who has cycled 6700 kms still going strong, adventures through Asia and now Africa. It’s an extraordinary way to travel!!! Well, hope you are going strong, negotiating through KL a big city metropolis. The dumpster diving sounds pretty risky!!

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