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Old 04-17-11, 03:01 AM   #1
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photos - Broga countryside ride

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Its Sunday here, Michelle and I went to check out a trail in a town called Broga (N 02 56' 14.01", E 101 55' 09.68"). It was a simple 9.5km ride (one-way) with a few undulating terrain along the way. We took about 3 hours to complete our tour and had an excellent meal for lunch before heading back.. Here's some pictorial highlights of our trip..



Michelle, posing near a roadsign leading towards our destination..



Barely minutes into the ride, we pulled over to conduct some repair.. Michelle's Dahon Curve D3 had a misaligned chain..



After fine-tuning the bike's rear wheel, we were on the road again..



A shot of the famous 'Dragon's back' hill in the backdrop..



A downhill roll..

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The heat proved to be overwhelming, so, we pulled over onto a shaded area for a short break..



This is the most scenic part of the route, rubber trees and oil palm.. hahah!



At the state-border with sun directly on top of our head..



Another welcome sign..



Parking our lil bikes..

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Here's Michelle taking a refreshment break and getting her bearings on my Oregon 300 handheld GPS..



This is a quaint lil coffee shop with an interesting interior decor..



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At a Chinese temple, Broga's main attraction..



A nice mug of Chinese tea, great for cooling down under the scorching sun.. hahha!



Settling for an early lunch..

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Where we had our lunch..



Now, that's some serious gardening!



A rare treat: fried pig's small intestines with dried shrimp..



Sappy leaves fried with dried anchovies and eggs..



Our favourite dish: stewed softshelled turtle..

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After a good lunch, its time to head back..



It was a hot afternoon!



This is an interesting road sign..



'Beware of cow.."



Yup! They mean serious business when they put up a sign like this.. Here's looking at some T-Bone steaks, minced meat and Cow pie!



Ah, finished the ride.. Finally!

Well, there ya have it folks! Another team Samo cycling adventure! Hope you've enjoyed the photos as much as we did the ride..

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The SL is so noticeably longer than the D3 in the last pic. I wonder if both 2011 models have the longer wheelbase, or if there is now a different frame for each model...anyone?
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The SL is so noticeably longer than the D3 in the last pic. I wonder if both 2011 models have the longer wheelbase, or if there is now a different frame for each model...anyone?
joseph - you're quite right about that. frame looks longer. i am looking at my curve sl (8 speed) now and it seems mine has the curve d3 frame. they might have made some changes on 2009 model. i bought mine brand new but it is a 2008 model. 2011 has the same frame as 2009. curve sl capreo is the one bike i would love to keep....

maybe the reason they decided to extend the frame is because of the chain rub issue. i quite have that issue even if i push the axle all the way inside and shorten the chain. and to think that the shimano sora crankset i installed is just 50T (not even 53T).

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nice pics. it looks like you had more fun eating out than biking....with all those good food and restaurants, it will probably take me a day to travel that distance. and on your picture, you look like you're loosing weight now. biking might be doing some good things for you. keep the pics coming. we love perusing your bike chronicles.

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Wow, such clean bikes! Nice pics, btw. My folder looks like death after this winter. Yeah, keep the pics coming. Love 'em!
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A rare treat: fried pig's small intestines with dried shrimp..



Sappy leaves fried with dried anchovies and eggs..



Our favourite dish: stewed softshelled turtle..

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That's why I ride a bike - so I can eat lots of delicious food...
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What are sappy leaves? They look absolutely delicious. Do they go by another name perhaps?
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Thank you Samo for these beautiful adventures! Quite inspiring to get me out there and cycle.

Man those food look delicious!
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Wow, such clean bikes! Nice pics, btw. My folder looks like death after this winter. Yeah, keep the pics coming. Love 'em!
Haha! Sure thing buddy!

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Oh yeah! Eat-ride-eat!

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What are sappy leaves? They look absolutely delicious. Do they go by another name perhaps?
I have no idea about that buddy.. Its in Chinese and its called 'Shue Chai Choy'..

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Thank you Samo for these beautiful adventures! Quite inspiring to get me out there and cycle.

Man those food look delicious!
Much obliged my friend.. We ride every week.. Hahah!

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