Rides in Penang

Posted: June 16, 2016 in Mountain Bike Touring North West Malaysia 2014
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Beat the late night rains by a minute or so.

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Very nice special treatment for my bike box. I guess the trailer was full.

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I packed a full sized mountain bike in a folding bike box to see how difficult it could get. Surprisingly it wasn’t that bad, even with having to remove the fork. The box was only as tall as the wheels, but with all the air out of the tyres.

The box was for a Tern foldie with 24 inch wheels. I don’t think a traditional 20 inch foldie box would do the job. That would be stretching my packing skills much too much.

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All done in air con comfort and ready to hit the streets of Penang.

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A token bike lane in less congested Penang. Batu Ferenghi beachside road to be exact.

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He’s a happy dude

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Outside a hipster coffee place. Nice old Raleigh though

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Good ol Penang Hill ‘jeep track’ as it was known in the old days. Some punishing 30% inclines in all of 5 kms.

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She gave up after 700 metres of granny gearing. ‘See you at the bottom of the hill’

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So steep, the road just disappears from view, round the bend

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Penang lang all recharged after checking their phones and some smokes !

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I gave up in the fading light after 3500m. One of the reasons was dinner . See following pics. I did ride up all the way back in 1989, on a heavier bike. Ahh the wonders of youth. 😉

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Meow !

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Art? The artist almost couldn’t get approval to drive this bra padded Honda around town.  Something to do with driver distraction but I guess ‘morality’ was the underlying issue.

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