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    A long haul

    Hello folks!

    Greetings from Malaysia. Just want to share my latest folding bike adventure. Rode with my wife for 152km from our home to a small coastal town called "Tanjung Sepat", Southwest on the Malaysian Peninsula. It was an interesting ride as we cycled from Dawn till Dusk. This also puts our endurance to test and here are some of the highlights in pictures..



    Route map of the ride..



    Early bird: Mrs Samo and her night riding gear..



    Our home..



    Our dogs..



    Hitting the road..



    Entering the small vehicle lane on the highway..

    Sam
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    We had to keep a watch for motorised two-wheelers like this motorcycle..



    Entering a highway tunnel



    Inside the tunnel..



    Daybreak...



    Its a gloomy day..



    Making an exit



    Entering the country road..
    Have knives will travel

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    Taking a break by the roadside..



    Continuing with the journey..



    Nice tree..



    Our breakfast..



    Filling our tummy..



    The Samos..



    Mrs Samo's bike
    Have knives will travel

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    Dark skies..



    Riding past a pedestrian bridge with a bicycle and motorcycle ramp..



    On the route to a public beach..



    The sea was choppy..



    Mrs Samo working with her camera..



    Chilling out at the beach..



    Doing the Samo Surf Dance.. Hahah!
    Have knives will travel

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    Ye Olde Faithful: Samo's 2009 Dahon Speed P8



    The Samobikes



    All the handlebar gadgets..



    Cycling into a thunderstorm..



    Taking shelter from the rain..



    Its raining cats and dogs..



    Some dude caught in the rain..



    The happy Geese taking a shower..
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    While waiting for the rain to stop, there's ample time to recharge my GPS



    The Geese in action..



    Arriving at our destination..



    Mrs Samo and her Speed TR



    Riding into town..



    Tea break: prawn and crab fritters..
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    We resumed our journey in search of a good place to have lunch..



    And we found this seafood joint..



    Located near the seaside..



    Fried baby squid..



    Goes down well with a plate of hot rice..



    Stir-fried sweet potato leaves.. only so-so..



    Deep-fried whiting.. This one is not bad..
    Have knives will travel

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    Looks like you had a nice trip, nice photos

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    After a hearty meal, its time to hit the road again..



    Going home is fun!



    Back on the motorcycle lane..



    Entering a tunnel again..



    Darkness and light at the end of the tunnel..



    On the road..



    Half-way there..
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    Quote Originally Posted by samosaurus View Post

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    Fried baby squid..



    Goes down well with a plate of hot rice..



    Stir-fried sweet potato leaves.. only so-so..



    Deep-fried whiting.. This one is not bad..
    I'm hungry now.


    Thanks for sharing!
    "Cycling is for pleasure not penance"

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    Even on the motorway, its a long ride, here, we've rode for more than 145km..



    Lights on!



    Refreshment break..



    The final push..



    Mission accomplished



    Total mileage clocked on my Garmin EDGE800 GPS

    Sam
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    here you are again Samo boy. you're making me hungry and jealous with all those nice trips and food and rides. as usual VERY NICE and thanks for sharing...

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    I love all the pics of Malaysia! And the small vehicle lane rocks! I wish we had those here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ro-monster View Post
    I love all the pics of Malaysia! And the small vehicle lane rocks! I wish we had those here.
    No kidding... both on the small-sized lane and the squids...
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    Very cool pics. Would love to make a trip like that in the near future.

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    I'm going to go to Malaysia and throw a stick in your spokes

    btw how many speeds are you working with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ro-monster View Post
    I love all the pics of Malaysia! And the small vehicle lane rocks! I wish we had those here.
    +1. Very neat pictures.
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    Wow! I'm impressed- over a hundred miles on a folder in a day! I'd be suffering at half that distance.

    Love the food and beach pics!

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    Hahah!

    Thank you for your kind words guys!

    Sam
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    Great TR!!!!!

    Loong Day...........how many hours did it take?

    You left the dogs at home. Beautiful huskies. surprised to see that dog in Malaysia............Love em........
    thanks for the great photos.......

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    I wish i can visit malaysia and ride with you guys
    nice trip nice photos yummy food
    we look forward to your next trip !

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    nice report and nice pics.
    looks like an unpolluted ride.
    wish we had anything like that here in the phils.
    i will go to malaysia again next year on my bikefriday

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    Looks like a great trip! With great food, glad you had a safe and enjoyable ride, did you ride back as well? Great pics thanks ;o)
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