Day 381. 51km. Cemara Lawang – Gending

Posted: June 3, 2016 in Cycling, Indonesia
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Today I acquired new skills – braking without brakes. I used my shoes to slow me down, and I walked a lot coming down the volcano. I am now the proud owner of standard brakes. Maybe having fancy everything on my expensive bike that noone can fix is not always the best strategy..

Bike team in Probolinggo

Bike team in Probolinggo

I left our place of sleep in the park ranger’s office to look out over Bromo as the sun was rising. I thought – ‘that can’t be snow – it is cold but not that cold.’ I looked up – it was raining ash. Looking over the edge of the mountain before it dropped down to the sandy volcanic plains below, I watched Bromo spew ash up into the heavens above.

Bromo

Bromo

When I was able to stop, I took some photos of the descent. It was very beautiful.

Descent from Bromo

Descent from Bromo

Descent from Bromo

Descent from Bromo

Thanks to the bike team in Probolinggo who helped both me and Harry out with our ailing bikes. Great work!

Bike repairs in Probolinggo

Bike repairs in Probolinggo

Comments
  1. Eliza Waters says:

    You must be fearless to go down those hills without brakes!! Or maybe just a tad crazy. 😉

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