Tommy has a great idea!
Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
360Trip End Aug 21, 2011
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After being kicked off the loungers we headed next door for sunset G and T’s and began to plan the route ahead, we've booked a great looking atmospheric guesthouse for tomorrow night in Penang. That done it was back to the rooms to wash off the sand before setting out to find an eatery which served beers
Having wandered round on the streets last night and not found anywhere to have a drink, we headed to the beach this time and immediately came across the Yellow Café - Tables on the sand and more lovely friendly staff. We got the laptop out again intending to work out where we could stay that Tom could get the bus to as well. At that point things took a dramatic turn when he suddenly said "What if I buy a bike and just come with you?"!!!!! We had joked about this, but never thought he would actually do it, but he really is going to!!! We worked out that Mikey and I can take his luggage, he can borrow some of our cycling shorts, buy himself a fabulous sun hat like ours and provided the bike doesn’t cost too much, it will be a fabulous way to get to Kuala Lumpur. We’ve decided to cycle the 220 miles in 3 days so that we’ll have the 15th off in KL before Tom flies home and we head on to Singapore. This means that Tommy’s first cycle touring experience will involve a 60 mile day, then 76 miles and finally a 90 mile blast into a capital city. To keep us going he’s booked us into a 5* hotel in KL where they will hopefully receive three filthy sweaty, smelly exhausted cyclists with open arms on the evening of the 14th! Having made this excellent plan, Tom texted lots of people and told them, so there’s no backing out now.
We spent the rest of the night training for the big trip – this training took place in a Malaysian disco. I was all trained out by 3.30am and headed back, but Tommy and Mikey kept at it until 5, and are in excellent shape this morning, ready for anything a cycle trip can throw at them.