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