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Borneo to be Wild

20 days exploring Sabah
By Graham Finch
#633 - posted Sunday October 26, 2014 by Neil Gunton

"Tropical rainforest, national parks, rare wildlife, 4,000-metre-high peaks, piping hot springs and stupendous beaches - very attractive stuff for a few weeks of R&R on a bike trip. We - that's Debbie and myself - felt the urge to get away 'somewhere' for our annual winter break aka Chinese New Year. Taiwan, where we live, becomes manic then: hotels are full (and charge double), all resorts are packed, roads jammed, trains overflowing and - in national holiday tradition - the weather usually turns dodgy. Sabah: it's safe, pretty close to Taiwan, doesn't really celebrate CNY, isn't frighteningly expensive, English is widely spoken, it boasts good weather and is linked with direct flights. It ticked a lot of boxes. We even had enough airmiles for free flights. Decision made..." - read this journal

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Thailand to Burma Tour *   Frank Denman  03:04 
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Where There's a Way, There's a Will *   Sander Van de Moortel  01:26 
Completed Nov 2014
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Florence - Missoula - Salt Lake City *   Wayne Estes  22:11 
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All-Natural Energy Bars *   Lorraine Nygaard  Wed 29 
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Campgrounds & Hostels-Neckar River-Germany *   Graeme Dawe  Tue 28 
Completed Oct 2014
Cycle Tourists I Have Meet on the Road   Frank Denman  Oct 24 
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Loaded Bicycles   Kelly Iniguez and Jonathan Voelz  Oct 24 
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General Touring  Bikes in Rooms   Barry Charles  Nov 14   32   00:42
Bikes  Bottle cage attachment points...how many?   Graham Smith  Thu 30   33   23:45
Legal  Cyclist sues Cyclist: BIG dollars   Graham Smith  18:33   11   22:52
Touring Mindset  Does it bug you?   Jerry Witherspoon  Oct 23   31   22:27
Regional: Asia  Where to buy a bike in Bangkok   John Rilett  18:32   2   21:37
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Merchants  Chainreactioncycles   ****_  *****  5   Fred Spengler  Sep 2011   8   Thu 30
Tires  Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 26"   *****  ****_  3   Graham Smith  Aug 2012   51   Wed 29
Touring bikes (regular)  THORN AUDAX MK 3   *****  1   Graham Smith  Wed 29   0   Wed 29
Sleeping mats  Exped Synmat 7 Sleeping Pad: Getting a good night's sleep in the woods   *****  ***__  3   Blue Tapp Scheffer  Nov 4   2   Tue 28
Tools  IceToolz quartet wrench   ****_  1   William Abbey  Oct 2013   4   Sat 25
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Wanted  Pittsburgh Spur* $5  open  Mark Herman 2014-10-30 
For Sale  Shimano Chainrings 64/104mm BCD 10/9 Speed NEW* $50.00  open  timothy schneider 2014-04-03 
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Touring Unicyclist* caryoutthere.com Travelogue 2014-10-31 
Cycle touring information in Singapore* cycletoursg.com Travel resources 2014-10-31 
Publish your cycling book using CompletelyNovel completelynovel.com Books 2014-10-13 
Pegasus Cycling Club www.fmzxc.com/en Camping, Maps, Shopping (general) 2014-09-22 
Edmonton couple spends 10 years cycling the world globalnews.ca/news/1567717/edmont... Travelogue 2014-09-19 
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Cerrillo, Bert* (HMC292015) 31 Oct 2014  29 Oct 2014 
Goodman, Rick* (rwgood) 31 Oct 2014  31 Oct 2014 
Poage, Edwin (stick93me-ga) 31 Oct 2014  24 Mar 2013 
Scovill, Ken (kstarmac) 31 Oct 2014  20 Mar 2011 
Pion, Normand (rikimiki) 30 Oct 2014  30 Jan 2011 
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Image on journal page: Millennium trail to Balclutha: Fog, bird song and Vintage cars in journal MoGuWi and Kia Kaha's long haul homeFeatured Journal #490 by Sergai Davis (Completed Apr 2013)

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IMG_2492.jpg The view of the Clutha when we went to bed...

Image on journal page: Millennium trail to Balclutha: Fog, bird song and Vintage cars in journal MoGuWi and Kia Kaha's long haul homeFeatured Journal #490 by Sergai Davis (Completed Apr 2013)

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IMG_2486.jpg Fishing in Pinders Pond

Image on journal page: Alexandra to 6km North of Beaumont (Millennium Trail): Hard work getting out of Alexandra in journal MoGuWi and Kia Kaha's long haul homeFeatured Journal #490 by Sergai Davis (Completed Apr 2013)

 2014-11-01 1:21 
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IMG_2464.jpg The Ida Valley

Image on journal page: Ranfurly to Alexandera: Two days of the Otago Rail Trail in journal MoGuWi and Kia Kaha's long haul homeFeatured Journal #490 by Sergai Davis (Completed Apr 2013)

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IMG_9853.jpg Poolburn Viaduct No 12

Image on journal page: Ranfurly to Alexandera: Two days of the Otago Rail Trail in journal MoGuWi and Kia Kaha's long haul homeFeatured Journal #490 by Sergai Davis (Completed Apr 2013)

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