Just returned from an awesome trip across the huge island of Sumatra, Indonesia on my brand new Surly LHT. Landed in Medan near the Straits of Malacca, went up into the Lake Toba highlands and finished with an awesome downhill to the notorious town of Sibolga, springboard to the Nias Island (surfing). Basically start at sea level, climb up to 1600m and downhill to sea level.
This area is home to the Batak people who once were known to eat their enemies alive. Thankfully, they don't do that anymore and this is a rare Christian area in majority Muslim Indonesia.
For your viewing and reading enjoyment.
For more detailed account, please check
CGOAG journal: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?...c_id=3470&v=FR
and my blog http://www.lovethefold.blogspot.com