Bike-Ride to Australia 13th-February-2012

Bike-Ride to Australia Monday 13th-February-2012. In Kuala Lumpur. And the day started so well! Last night the Rohloff distributors emailed me back and phoned me this morning. They had arranged for a shop to do the work and even text me the directions! I think that’s where I went wrong!

The idea was that if I got lost, I could just show people the text, and they would point me in the right direction. Good idea, in theory, shame nobody read it properly! Or they didn’t know where it was and were too embarrassed to say. No matter who I asked, I got a different direction! The only consistent thing was that everybody kept saying it’s a long way away! What they meant by a long way was 10km! If only they knew how far I’d come!

Stripped building
Merdeka Square

After nearly four hours of trying to find the shop, I gave up asking anybody and found my own way. Maybe that’s what I should have done in the first place, but, hey, it is what it is. I eventually found the shop by following the railway line, as I knew it was next to a railway station. Because I arrived so late at the shop, I left my bike with them. I’ve also asked them to sort out an annoying click in one of my peddles. It took me five hours to find that shop! And half an hour to get back by train!

Back at the hotel, I sorted out my visa for Australia, another job out of the way. In the restaurant tonight, I was sitting next to a Chinese couple. It was so funny watching them trying to eat their food with a knife and fork! I probably looked just as awkward as them when I was eating with chopsticks!

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