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Last month a group of us rode to Port Dickson and stayed at Paul’s apartment. One month on and seven of us were planning to invade Paul’s again.

We rode down on Friday 31st. It was Hari Raya Haji. The roads were fairly quiet as the majority of people who wanted to balik kampung had made their drives a day or two before.

Our route was the same as it was in June. Starting from where I live and making the short detour to Sungai Pelek to ride the ferry over the Sungai Sepang. Then ride to the Seremban KTM station the next morning to catch a train back to KL.

Map courtesy of Ride With GPS

The planned 6:00 am start was washed away by the rain. We were in Yut Kee eating breakfast at 7:30 am. It was still drizzling after 9:00 am when we rode past the PETRONAS Twin Towers on our way to the MAJU Expressway.

Photograph courtesy of ML

We weren’t on MEX long before we had to stop. There was some broken glass on the road shoulder which may have caused this puncture.

Photograph courtesy of ML

Not surprisingly, most restaurants and coffee shops were closed because of the Hari Raya Haji holiday. Including our regular eating places in Dengkil. We ended up at the McDonald’s in Kota Warisan for some food and coffees.

The rain had stopped and we had cool overcast conditions for most of the way from Kota Warisan to Port Dickson.

Photograph courtesy of ML

This time the ferry at Sungai Pelek was running.

Photograph courtesy of ML

It is a short float across the Sungai Sepang.

Photograph courtesy of ML

Followed by a quick ride through mangroves to get to the N4 at Kampung India.

Photograph courtesy of ML

We had one more stop to fix a flat tire before we got to Port Dickson.

Photograph courtesy of ML

Port Dickson was heaving with people. We wanted a late lunch. Most places had people outside queueing to get in. We settled for PappaRich. Which wasn’t too full. However, the restaurant was understaffed, so it took an hour from when this snap was taken for our food to arrive.

Photograph courtesy of ML

Eight more kilometres of riding through holiday traffic and we were in Paul’s apartment.

Photograph courtesy of ML
Photograph courtesy of ML

Suffice to say a good time was had by all that evening.

The next day we started riding to Seremban at about 7:00 am.

Photograph courtesy of ALL

It is just under 40km from The Regency Tanjung Tuan Resort in Port Dickson to the Seremban station. No punctures on the way 👍🏻.

Photograph courtesy of ML

Time to put on our masks. Wearing masks on public transport and in public places became mandatory this day.

Photograph courtesy of ALL

We were at the station in plenty of time for the 9:06 am train.

Photograph courtesy of ML

AL was comfortable in her slippers ⬆️.

I got comfortable in my Furoshikis.

Photograph courtesy of ML

It was a short hop from Bank Negara station to Gavel for breakfast.

Photograph courtesy of ML

A BIG breakfast!

Photograph courtesy of ML

When are we riding to Port Dickson again?

About alchemyrider

I left Malaysia in 2008 as a non-cyclist. I am back home now with three road bikes and all the paraphernalia that goes with being addicted to cycling.

2 responses »

  1. Hi Bro, Nice blog, can u kindly share the route map via ridemygps for this route? thanks in advance.

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