Seven of us did a train plus bike trip to Penang in October.
This trip included drawing lots to see who would drive the support vehicle. You can guess who lost on this day.
We had a bit of an adventure on our ride from Taiping to Penang.
Twenty other R@SKLs drove or flew to the island. Our Penangite friends led a morning ride up the Kedah coast.
The annual CFAL ride was renamed Toward Cycling City Penang for 2019. It was the same round-island route with two new extensions.
The big event of 2019 was our German friends visiting Malaysia. They had been excellent hosts when some R@SKLs rode with them in 2018. It was time to reciprocate.
Food on Friday after they had checked in to the hotel. A ride to Jugra on Saturday.
A city ride and more food on Sunday.
Monday was sightseeing in Melaka and a party hosted by LY.
The main event started on Tuesday. The first leg was a ride from Tanjung Malim to Simpang Pulai. TH organised a very nice dinner in Ipoh.
The real ride was the next day. Simpang Pulai to Brinchang. With a barbecue dinner and lots of wine, again thanks to TH.
We visited the Boh tea plantation in the morning of Day Seven. The Germans and some R@SKLs then drove to Penang. The other R@SKLs headed back to KL.
The evening ended with more local delights for the Germans.
The sights, sounds and tastes of Penang on Day Eight.
The Germans’ last ride in Penang was around the island. The ride included an extended stop at The Hard Rock Cafe and a dip in the sea.
The final day was all about getting our guests safely onto their flights home.
The Germans were all safely back home. We rode through the paddy fields of Sekinchan to close out November.
This was our last organised ride. I.e. a ride with an entry fee, closed roads etc.
Where has this guy gone?
The last ride for 2019 was an overnight jaunt to Port Dickson and back.
That is a wrap for 2019.