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Close Call on the Road to Singapore

Posted by on Dec 16, 08:41 PM
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Suddenly the hair rose on the back of my neck and my body tensed…

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Southbound in the Land of Smiles

Posted by on Jul 13, 09:45 AM
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I was fully prepared to discredit such a slogan as “The Land of Smiles” as the merest marketing department propaganda…

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Penang Island

Posted by on Jun 17, 02:59 PM
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Penang, I found, was a lovely place. It possessed a fascinating cultural diversity: Indian, Chinese and Malay were the dominant ethnic groups, but countless others filled the nooks and crannies around town…

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Back in the Saddle!

Posted by on Mar 30, 06:19 AM
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Rural China

There has been a rather long lapse of time since my last update partly because my former camera ceased to work and partly because I doubted whether the happenings of the past four months would be of great interest to our dear readers. Therefore, I will breeze over them as a transition back into the cycling adventure that has just been resumed.

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Agony of Travel / Kuala Lumpur

Posted by on Sep 30, 03:58 PM
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It was late when I arrived in Kuala Lumpur International Airport. I bedded down in the hallway near Starbucks for the night, curled round my trailer, which was locked to my bicycle. I woke early in the morning, sole inhabitant of an island besieged by a tumultuous sea of feet…

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Through Laos and China: Biking, Busing and Railing

Posted by on Jul 15, 05:39 PM
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Laos

Laos, among my cycling friends, has a great reputation, and therefore rather than cross the 230 kilometers of country by bus to get back to Xinjiang as soon as possible, I opted to pass through on my bike. It is said that the experience of visiting Laos is probably similar that of visiting Thailand as it was 50 years ago.

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Of Reunions and the Last Leg

Posted by on Jul 7, 02:58 AM
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Thailand continued...

Jeff and I both competed in a local mountain bike race one rainy day. It was only 15 kilometers from town so we biked down in the morning to warm up, and on the way we were caught in a torrential downpour. The grounds of the Buddhist temple in the small village where the registration area was set up were completely flooded…

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Ride Statistics

Last Updated: Jun 26, 11:50 AM

  • Odometer: 46,033 km / 28,604 miles
  • Countries Visited: 30
  • Calories Burnt: 2,301,650
  • Near-Death Experiences: 6
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  • Times Stolen from: 8
  • Flat Tires: 105

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