Island Ride Almost Wipes Out New Team Member
Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
360Trip End Aug 21, 2011
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Where I stayed
Old Penang Guesthouse
Lunch eaten, we loaded up the gear and set off to catch our ferry to Penang. We’d approximated that it would be a 6 mile ride. It was actually a 15 mile slog with hills throughout. Tom did well for the first hill, but then began to struggle – VERY badly. After 6 miles I said to Mikey we were going to have to give him a break, and we stopped
As usual arriving in a new town on bikes was great. We wheeled out of the ferry terminal, past excited touts and through the lantern lit streets to Chinatown and our hostel. Penang Guesthouse was perfect – clean, cool room, atmospheric building and room to park the bikes. Showered we headed out to sample hawker stall food and check out a bit of the Georgetown. Food was great – Nasi Goreng (spicy rice with little salty fish) and we also got some takeaway iced coffee and tea served in a plastic bag. (No beers wanted tonight!) We agreed to leave at 7 the next day, in an attempt to avoid the heat, and make sure we get our 60 miles done before dark.
Georgetown at night was good fun, and it probably would have been fun to spend a couple of days exploring the rest of the island, but that’s not really how our trip works and actually both Mikey and I are much more excited about the TEAM CYCLING with Tommy!! We’ll see more of the town as we cycle out of it tomorrow morning.