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Day 209: Klang – Kuala Lumpur

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on May - 09 - 2011

Distance: 38.68 km
Ridetime: 02:12:55
Average: 17.5 km/h
Total distance: 10027 km!

From the morning it was clear that it was going to be a special day. The first person to show up in front of my hotel was Rasid, a radio friend from Kuala Lumpur I have been in contact with over the last weeks. Rasid is cyclist, riding a recumbent bike – one of only 3 in Malaysia.

During breakfast we met Cik Da, a mountain bike rider also joining us for the ride into KL. The quartet ready for departure. Don’t tell us we are wearing boring colors 🙂

Kuala Lumpur is known to be hard to navigate on a bicycle so it was great to have local company. We were mostly riding on a bicycle/scooter lane next to the highway. Nice cycling as long as you remembered to look back one in a while – the scooters were coming fast!

We were passing Shah Alam, a place famous for it’s Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque.

Our next stop was the local Bianchi shop were we met a famous Malaysian cyclist.

The celebrations continued a few kilometers further down the road. My cycle computer indicated that I was passing the 10000 km mark since leaving Denmark 7 months ago. No champagne but a lot of happiness on the road side.

As it was Friday Rasid left for the prayer but Cik Da agreed to show us the way to a hotel in the center. As we were speeding through the city I got a flat tire. Marius told me I had run over a glass bottle. I guess I was too busy just trying to follow Cik Da’s wheel. Those mountain bike riders are tough!

Once checked into our hotel we could relax for a while. The TV in the lobby draw a lot of attention from both locals and travellers. The fuss turned out to be about the Royal Wedding in London.

A day to remember!

Categories: Malaysia, Meeting Cyclists
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6 Responses so far.

  1. Rider says:

    good luck…

  2. Newbie says:

    May i know where is the location of the shop that selling Bianchi bikes?

    Thanks a lot!

  3. It’s in Shah Alam close to E6 and I think the street is called Jalan Boling Pedang.

  4. Morten says:

    Congratulations on the 10000 km! This distance probably puts you in a rather small club of World cyclists 🙂

  5. Passing the 10,000 km must have felt like a fantastic achievement!

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