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    Samo's basikal expedition from Ipoh - Lenggong, Perak

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    Hey folks!

    I would like to share my bicycle touring experience in Northern Peninsular Malaysia. The round trip was clocked-in at 231km (143miles) and the highlight was a trip to an archaeology museum where the remains of the "Perak Man" was found.

    Here's a brief description:


    Perak man is The oldest human skeleton found in Malaysia was in the state of Perak in Peninsular Malaysia. Its exact location is at Gua Gunung Runtuh, a cave of his final resting place situated in Bukit Kepala Gajah or Elephant's Head Hill in the Lenggong Valley of Ulu Perak. The skeleton was a male with a height of approximately 157 cm, aged 50s. It was discovered in 1991 and the skeleton has been dated to around 11,000 years old. In 2004, another skeleton was found at Gua Teluk Kelawar in Lenggong, Perak by a team of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) archaeologists. This time it is a 'Perak woman' of 148 cm in height and was believed to aged 40s.

    The Perak Man dates to about 11,000 years before present, and is one of the most complete skeletons for this time period in this region.

    He was buried in the fetal position, i.e. with legs tucked towards chest, his right arm touching shoulder and his left arm bent so that his hand would rest on his stomach. Besides that, they found deposits of animal bones at right shoulder, to his left and to his bottom, and deposits of stone tools around the body. They also did not find any other burials in the cave.
    Okay, history lessons aside, here are some pictorial highlights of my more recent bicycling trip...



    Waiting for our train ride to Ipoh, the staging point of our ride..



    Photo ops



    Boarding the train..



    Getting comfy..



    Roger, my riding buddy with an improvised self-portrait gadget...
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    Arrival at destination..



    Setting up the bikes..



    My buddy Pat, setting up his Surly Long Haul Trucker on its maiden ride..



    Samo's trusty iron-mule..



    Roger, speaking to some curious on-lookers..



    One for the road!
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    Rolling out from the train station...



    Getting a fix on our route and location via GPS..



    On the move..



    First on the agenda, a quick lunch!



    Here we go!



    What a feast!



    Chicken rice for the soul..
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    First pit-stop, a cave temple..



    Interesting structure..



    Roger, taking a break..



    Samo and his iron Mule.. hahaha!!



    Hahahah! We just need to take this shot!



    Rolling again..



    Roger and his Tern Joe D24 folding bike..
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    Tea break in a small town..



    Life on the slow lane..



    An old school coffee shop..



    Another town, Sungai Siput, which is roughly about 27km away from our starting point..



    Its also a place where we can refill our water bottles.. haha!



    And have a nice glass of Herbal tea..



    Riding in the monsoon season means roughing it out in thunderstorms.. Here, we found a decent place to seek shelter..



    There's nothing like keeping dry and having the comfort of a shelter, away from the rain..
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    After holding out for nearly two hours, its time to roll out..



    We reached Kuala Kangsar town, some 48km away.. And here's the guys getting ready for dinner..



    Our dinner..



    The cosy little room, fully equipped with air-conditioning, and a hot shower..



    Packing up the next morning for an early ride out of town..



    Rolling..



    Breakfast..



    Black coffee and half-boiled eggs..



    Ahh.. Large dumplings!
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    And now, the 'real' cycling begins.. Elevation gain about 120 -200 meters up the mountainous road to Lenggong, Perak..



    What an awesome view!



    A nice slope..



    More slopes..



    A deserved break from the ball-busting climbs..



    Samo and his iron-mule..



    Roger..



    The road sign..



    Late breakfast..



    Mmmm... Nasi Lemak (Steamed rice with coconut milk)..
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    Rolling out after 'late breakfast'..



    Reaching the Raja Nazrin bridge across Lake Raban..



    Lake Raban..



    Photo ops



    Getting hot..



    Rolling again..



    Reaching our destination..



    The road to Perak Man's museum...



    Photo ops..



    At the archaeology museum..
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    I am really impressed with the larger foldies of your friends. They did not look that big when wrapped in their respective carrying cases. What would the weight of the bikes be by the way?

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    Re: Samo's basikal expedition from Ipoh - Lenggong, Perak

    Wow..another great expedition,Sam.
    Taman Perpaduan near my home.The temple was the place i used to train myself early this year for PMPE Nepal Photosafari.
    Last weekend was with Kurt(OM) at Lou Wong.So happen he dropped by.
    Let me know when you visit Ipoh again.

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    Signing-in for the visit..



    A look at the Earth's crust..



    Some of the findings being shown..



    Cavemen diorama..



    This Security guards is well-trained.. He answered some really tough questions!



    A replica of the Perak Man and the cave where he was discovered..



    A close-up on the skeletal remains..



    More facts on Malaysia's early occupant..



    The early residents of Malaysia..



    The upper level on the museum..
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    Nice one Samo,
    Nice expedition .. checkout those Ayups up front & Garmins.
    Cheers , Spin Spin Spin !

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    Time to leave the museum..



    Lovely countryside ride...



    Crossing a Bailey bridge



    Yaaarrrrr!!! Reaching our destination at last!



    The rest house where we spent a night..



    Checking-in
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    Lenggong is a rustic little town..



    Our bikes, parked outside an eatery..



    This is one of the most recognizable eating places in town..



    Giant featherback fishballs.. Best in the world!



    Mmmmmm.... Lunch is served!



    From the phone camera and to the rest of the world.. The magic of Social Media Networks!



    My touring gang..
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    Rise and shine from our room at the rest house..



    Setting up my bike for the long haul..



    The guys..



    Rolling, rolling, rolling...



    Roger..



    The town, at dawn..



    Our pre-ride meal was taken here..



    Hungry cyclists..
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    The dim-sum's excellent!



    Definitely worth another visit!



    Siew-mai.. Nice and tasty Chinese dumplings...



    Pat and his meal..



    Ahhhh... Finally! I found them!



    Say "hello" to my little friend!
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    Rolling out on a pre-dawn ride to Ipoh..



    Visibility is limited 10meters..



    Daybreak, and still riding..



    The long road ahead..



    Lake Raban..



    Photo ops..



    Samo and his iron mule..



    Its gonna be a beautiful day..
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    Rolling down the slope...



    Another roll...



    Cockpit view of the route..



    Break..



    Rolling to our next staging area.. .



    Kuala Kangsar at last!



    Into the Royal town of Kuala Kangsar...



    Its gonna get really hot!
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    A nice bike lane along the route..



    Break time again..



    Pat's happy to get a place to charge his iphone..



    Lunch...



    Hmmmmppphh...



    After a ride in the hot sun, its time for a tea break in Ipoh, before we board our train back to Kuala Lumpur...



    Ice-cream soda..



    Rojak buah @ fruit salad..



    Total distance clocked..
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    Re: Samo's basikal expedition from Ipoh - Lenggong, Perak

    Wow..another great expedition,Sam.
    Taman Perpaduan near my home.The temple was the place i used to train myself early this year for PMPE Nepal Photosafari.
    Last weekend was with Kurt(OM) at Lou Wong.So happen he dropped by.
    Let me know when you visit Ipoh again.
    Hahhaha! Thanks for your kind words Doc!

    Sorry for not being able to make a call due to our tight schedule.. Hahhaha! When we ride from Ipoh - Betong, Thailand, soon, we might give you a shout...

    I am really impressed with the larger foldies of your friends. They did not look that big when wrapped in their respective carrying cases. What would the weight of the bikes be by the way?
    Ahh.. Only two bikes in the lot are folding bikes.. The other is a full-sized bike.. Average weight is 11kgs without load..

    Nice one Samo,
    Nice expedition .. checkout those Ayups up front & Garmins.
    Cheers , Spin Spin Spin !
    Thank you John!

    Sam
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