Saturday, August 22, 2009


I'm one of those who think planning for a trip can actually be more fun than doing it. Emails between myself, Mike and Kevin are flying around these days as we make preparations for our upcoming ride to the Northern part of Borneo from Oct 1 - 6.

The plan is to fly into Kota Kinabalu, ride through the mountain ranges, enjoy Poring Hot Springs and end up at Sandakan where it marks the start of the infamous death march by many Australian Diggers in WW2. It promises to be a 400km ride and this trip was inspired by fellow adventure cyclist Mike Khor of Wheelsopher who did this some years back. His trip is recorded in his blog here.

All of us will be riding foldies as we may have to take public buses/minivans and the ability to do that is absolutely essential. I can never ask for better company as I shall have the privilege of 3 medical professionals in the team!
6 more weeks. Can't wait... but then again, today was quite a super special & blessed one too.
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24


Las montaƱas said...

Everybody loves a well planned trip; just that somebody got to take the initiative and hard work for doing the detailed planning. Heh.

Michael Khor said...

Way to go, Al. Looks like you're all set ... just 2 months to go.

Btw, I ditched my Melbourne-Sydney plans --- I'm off to Europe instead, 4 weeks, 5 countries. Leaving next Friday. Can't wait :)

Oldyonfoldy said...

Mike, that sounds like a trip of a lifetime! All the very best. Journey mercies to you and the family. Look forward to yr pics. Fall is beautiful!

in2minds said...

May the fellowship be excellent and the experience fun and enjoyable.