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Apr

Diary of the World Record: Day66

  • By Vin Cox
The morning view over Bukittinggi to the volcano from the hotel.

The morning view over Bukittinggi to the volcano from the hotel.

13th April. 51.6 miles cycled.

Booked on flight for tomorrow morning.  Stopped clock today [for Guinness World Records rules between ports] at 11:55.

Gorgeous descent after short climb out of Bukittinggi between two volcanos.  Only a couple of landslides and bridges out.

Made the airport without issue, but finding a bike box and hotel was more tough. A man called Hendra helped with cardboard after I found a room in the hotel next to his shop.  He also bought me dinner and declared us friends.  I spent some time in the circle of his friends enjoying the natural normality of people winding down in an evening.

The dinner was Satay Padang – that’s barbequed chicken guts and rice.

51.6mi @ 14.3mph

Earthquake damaged road in Sumatra.

Earthquake damaged road in Sumatra.

There’s some great video from this day which captures the full story; so watch and enjoy this:

That was my diary from precisely four years ago.  I’m writing up each day on it’s fourth anniversary as a motivation to get this long overdue task done.  These days I’m to be found spending my working days at a brewery, my leisure time cycling, and my family time with my wife and baby daughter.  I hope this entertains, informs, or motivates you.