Day 331. 96km. Bandung – Warung Peuteuy

Posted: March 26, 2016 in Cycling, Indonesia
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‘Come to my house!’
It was getting dark as I passed his house. What welcoming smiling faces after a day of traffic jams, fumes and noise.

Family

Family

Putrid air thick from the black fumes coughed out by the bikes, trucks and cars without filters. A packed road with trucks, cars between the trucks, and motorbikes between the cars – and then me, squashed between everything. Then there was the eternal noise of engines struggling up hills, or overtaking to get one car in front in the mayhem. And, to top it all off, my first serious banjir (blocked drainage causing the roads to turn to rivers). The traffic jam only lasted for 70km. The last 30km today had so few cars I could cycle at my own speed (in the rain).

Macet

Macet

Banjir

Banjir

Rain ahead

Rain ahead

Thanks Dony in Bandung for a great night last night!

Dony and team

Dony and team

Comments
  1. Alessandro Zorat says:

    Hey Mathew, I was in Bandung some time ago (2006?), for a meeting with colleagues of the Bandung Inst. of Technology! The idea was to set up some kind of Trento-Bandung cooperation, so plans were prepared, Memoranda of Understanding drawn up etc. but not much came out of this early effort.
    But the place was very interesting.
    And you got there by pedal-power! I am impressed.
    Cheers.

  2. Iwan Tahir says:

    Dear sir, the man who used kafeyah/hat (peci-indonesia) is my friends and also my commandant too because he is a police officer. He is really happy when you drop by and he meet me and ask me to translated this web

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