At 142km, this was by far the furthest ride for the Malaysia leg. Not forgetting also is that the Malaysian roads have not been as friendly as compared to the Thailand ones in terms of the number of bumps and potholes. There we have, 142km of massage for our poor hands!
As usual the day started with reveille timing at 6a.m, and to be honest, I am still not used to this timing as my body clock still feels like in Thai mode, which had a one hour time difference from Malaysia and Singapore. Soon after we had our breakfast, we pushed off at about 0710. At about 15 minutes later, it started to drizzle and not long later, we experienced a downpour. As usual, the girls are quite fortunate to “siam” the rain again. Thankfully, there was a petrol kiosk nearby where we sought shelter and read some of the brochures that they offered in the kiosk.
The rain did not last long and we started hitting the roads again once it stopped. After about an hour of cycling, I experienced my second flat of the trip!! FR quickly swapped tires with me and we continued on our journey to K.S (Kuala Selangor). As this leg was made up of 4 guys, naturally, the speed went a bit faster and towards the end of the trip at about the 128km mark, KY decided to take over and we were travelling at 38km/hr for a good 20 minutes if I remembered correctly. Hmm, it was okay as it meant that we could reach the hotel faster and nua at the restaurant when having lunch. When we reached, they decided to check their speedometer and it was 30.3km/hr for 142km on Malaysia Roads. Quite a mini achievement!!
Lunch was heavy as usual as the 6 of us started ordering rending, maggi goring, maggi soup, murtabak and nasi goreng. Now I wonder how some of us are going to maintain their figures or reduce their tummy like how they have hoped (=
After lunch, we went to check-in the hotel and washed-up ourselves while I started to change my tube. It was a good learning experience as Darren helped me and taught me a bit of it. After that, we headed over to Tesco. Not much there and we didn’t even bother walking into the Tesco supermarket, as it was probably going to be the same stuff. Dinner followed and we headed to our very first zhi char in Malaysia and it definitely felt good eating proper stuff like “Mai Pian Xia” , “ Tie Ban Dou Fu”, “ Yu Tou Quan”, “ Fan Shu Ye”, “Fu Rong Dan” and “Ku Lao Rou”. In case you are having trouble understanding it, it’s cereal prawn, bean curd in hotpot, yam basket, sweet potato leaf, omelette and sweet sour pork.
The girls and Ky then headed to view the famous Fireflies in KS while the rest of us went back to the hotel and had an early rest as we were probably shagged from the ride earlier today.