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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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All-Natural Energy Bars *   Lorraine Nygaard  Wed 29 
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Campgrounds & Hostels-Neckar River-Germany *   Graeme Dawe  Tue 28 
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Cycle Tourists I Have Meet on the Road *   Frank Denman  Fri 24 
Completed Oct 2013
Loaded Bicycles   Kelly Iniguez and Jonathan Voelz  Oct 24 
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Wheels & Tires  Schwalbe Tire question   Tom Norton  Tue 28   9   15:44
Bikes  Bottle cage attachment points...how many?   Graham Smith  Thu 30   30   13:33
General Touring  Unicycling around the world...   Joe Longfellow  19:03   9   13:07
Regional: North America  9 months in North America   Hayley Bateman  Mon 27   28   16:35
Regional: North America  West half of TransAm   Jill Lundmark  Oct 22   32   Thu 30
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Merchants  Chainreactioncycles   ****_  *****  5   Fred Spengler  Sep 2011   8   16:28
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 31   4   Sat 25
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For Sale  Trek 520 for Sale w/ Brooks Saddle/Tape + Rack + Fenders* $1100  open  Craig Attig 2014-10-30 
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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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Forum Re: Schwalbe Tire question by Robert Ewing in forum: Wheels & Tires  2014-10-31 15:14 
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Image on journal page: Day 92: Walden, CO to Saratoga, WY in journal Between the Ends of AmericaFeatured Journal #453 by Jeff Arnim (Completed Aug 2011)

 2014-10-31 13:36 
Forum Re: Bottle cage attachment points...how many? by jim katzin in forum: Bikes  2014-10-31 13:19 
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PA280069.jpg most of the Towns I passed through looked like this

Image on journal page: I'm In China!: Few days of updates rolled into one now thats a bargain! in journal Thailand to Australia with the 155 kilogram rider.Featured Journal #623 by Ray Pokai (240 of ??? days)

 2014-10-31 12:12 
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PA280068.jpg Farmlands and timber plantations for as far as the eye can see

Image on journal page: I'm In China!: Few days of updates rolled into one now thats a bargain! in journal Thailand to Australia with the 155 kilogram rider.Featured Journal #623 by Ray Pokai (240 of ??? days)

 2014-10-31 12:12 
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