We could not get into the homestay until 3:00 pm today, so once we had checked out it was time for some bicycle maintenance. Janet’s needed the axle plate tightening, this is a result of a long term problem with the Rohloff hub which will be going back to Germany when we get back home. Mine was just a repair to the saddle, it has actually worn out.
Then we had 6 kilometres along the busy main road which was not so nice, but after turning off the rest of the day was the opposite, quiet roads with no traffic.
As we cycled down a side road we stopped and spoke to Iwan, who had been harvesting palm oil, he was originally from Indonesia but now lives here. The large piles of fruits which he accumulates at the roadside are collected in a small lorry then eventually pressed for oil.
There was even a couple rickety bridges we crossed (notice Janet tests for safety first, if she survives I can cross), some dirt track and a main road to finish.
It was a good day of cycling, the temperature did hit 49.9 °C though.
The Strava route today.