I’ve reached Singapore and finished the fourth leg (This happened yesterday but I didn’t have time to write about it)
The day started off with the rolling hills that I’d come across the day before. I felt good and I was looking forward to the finish but it wasn’t exactly easy (or fast) going. The hills were all very short but of a reasonable gradient. In fact it pretty much just felt like 30 seconds up, 30 seconds down for much of the first 40 kilometres; and when riding a bike that loses all momentum the second the road goes uphill, it gets a bit tedious
Despite this, I didn’t stop at all until 90 kilometres. I’m not quite sure how I managed to make my water last that long but it worked out pretty well.
The rest of the day went well. For the previous 3 legs, I’ve had a headwind on the final day. Yesterday my luck changed and I flew towards my destination. It would be nice if that continued across Australia, but somehow I doubt I’ll be that lucky.
Once approaching Johor Bahru (the last city in Malaysia before Singapore) the traffic worsened and the ride became slightly less enjoyable. Nevertheless – after getting slightly lost – I made my way over to Singapore.
Both my portable chargers broke in the last few days so the final 20k through the city was a bit of a race to get there before my Garmin ran out of battery. The legs felt great and I almost felt as if I was riding an unladen bike.
I ended up finishing the day before 3 o’clock which isn’t bad going. So after having a long afternoon off yesterday, I already feel as if I’ve had a lengthy break.
That’s about it for now, I’ll post something else tomorrow (probably) and maybe I’ll even put a few pictures up at some point; although there aren’t many
Distance: 96.90miles / 155.9km
Riding Time: 6:12:48
Av. Speed: 15.6mph / 25.0kph