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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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Completed Oct 2014
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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 
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Bikes  Bottle cage attachment points...how many?   Graham Smith  13:47   12   03:23
General Touring  Unicycling around the world...   Joe Longfellow  19:03   4   02:10
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   14:33
Clothing  Lets talk Socks!   Tom Norton  Wed 29   9   13:19
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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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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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Cycle touring information in Singapore* cycletoursg.com Travel resources 2014-10-31 
Publish your cycling book using CompletelyNovel completelynovel.com Books 2014-10-13 
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Edmonton couple spends 10 years cycling the world globalnews.ca/news/1567717/edmont... Travelogue 2014-09-19 
Cycling Japan www.cyclingjapan.jp Tour Operator 2014-09-02 
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Pion, Normand (rikimiki) 30 Oct 2014  30 Jan 2011 
Poage, Edwin (stick93me-ga) 30 Oct 2014  24 Mar 2013 
Warner, Barry (Cuda) 30 Oct 2014  16 Sep 2014 
Simonsen, Darrell (elsimon) 30 Oct 2014  7 Dec 2012 
Anderson, Dirk (dirkand) 29 Oct 2014  11 Feb 2008 
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Forum Re: Unicycling around the world... by David Cambon in forum: General Touring  2014-10-31 0:37 
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aaHatCreek2.jpg The Hat Creek Ranch at the corner of Highway 97 and Highway 99. This is where you turn to go to Lillooet and Whistler.

Image on journal page: Cache Creek to Lillooet in journal Rumble Strips of British ColumbiaFeatured Journal #412 by David Cambon (Completed Sep 2010)

 2014-10-31 0:37 
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b_001.jpg Head out on the highway
Lookin' for adventure
and whatever comes our way... .. .

.. ... easy rider Debbie's head is buzzing with Steppenwolf's lyrics as she rides from the airport into downtown Kota Kinabalu.

Image on journal page: Introduction & Route: Kota Kinabalu with a boat trip to Palau Gaya in journal Borneo to be WildFeatured Journal #633 by Graham Finch (Completed Mar 2010)

 2014-10-31 0:37 
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b_005.jpg
It's monitoring me.

Image on journal page: Introduction & Route: Kota Kinabalu with a boat trip to Palau Gaya in journal Borneo to be WildFeatured Journal #633 by Graham Finch (Completed Mar 2010)

 2014-10-31 0:37 
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IMG_0806.JPG Our total disregard for signs is showing here

Image on journal page: Day 51: Toronto KS to Walnut KS in journal Two Grads and a Dad on TourFeatured Journal #440 by Pete Staehling, Erica Staehling and Lauren Varboncoeur (Completed Sep 2007)

 2014-10-30 23:58 
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