Day 356. 79km. Pantai Kenangan – Keningau

Posted: April 27, 2016 in Cycling, Malaysia
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‘My arms were burning. I was changing arms every 20 metres, and then I grabbed with both hands, steering the bike by shifting my weight on the saddle.’
Clement took a lift grabbing onto a truck, pulling the bike with his bare hands up the incredibly steep road.

18%

18%

The sun was pounding down and the heat was intense. The road turned a corner and started it’s incredible ascent of 1500m in just over 10km. The sweat poured down off me and I drank and drank. I drank 10 litres getting to the top, pushing my bike most of the way to avoid the cramp that was developing. This is the steep Borneo I was waiting for. It’s a challenge, and I lugged my bike all the way up there.

Slalom cycling

Slalom cycling

Mountain view

Mountain view

We met up with Will after parting ways a few days ago, to find ourselves being interviewed by a journalist that had seen him cycling into Keningau. We are spending the night in a city hall, dancing with the village kids to the beat pounding from the huge loudspeaker. I joined in. Hehe

Sunset

Sunset

Kids dancing

Kids dancing

Sunrise at the beach

Sunrise at the beach

Comments
  1. Eliza Waters says:

    That ascent sounded grueling. Dancing with kids, much more fun!

  2. Dayang says:

    Matthew don’t forget to update your blog ya! we’ll waiting for your new stories. – Dayang

    • Don’t worry. More blogs are waiting for upload. I’ve had a few days without Internet in the Borneo jungle. We’re having a rest day tomorrow in Tawau. Stay tuned.

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