Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mountain Biking Part 3

After the long photo and chat break by the valley in Part 2, we moved on

The journey was 25km, most of it was downhill but there was a slight bit of uphill which really killed us. We ended up just walking the bike up the hill!

At one point i remember that i was getting into the mood, was able to cycle confidently, felt so good and i was really enjoying the moment when it started to rain dammit. My camera was in my pocket and not in my waterproof bag so i stopped. Lost momentum after that
Just as quickly as it started raining, it stopped and the sun came out again! Towards the end, S fell right in front of me! It was like in slow motion, it was a really bad fall and her chin was bleeding.
S was brave about it, and she was apologetic for holding us up. When she asked how bad it was, we all said it wasnt too bad to keep her calm.
Around the same place she fell, there was blood stains...
Funny that there was a rainbow in the distance, took this pic while the guides were giving her first aid. After that she was noticeably less chatty, and cycling a lot slower and wayyy more cautiously.
Mmmmm... cycling by the lake was bliss, soooo beautiful, relaxing and calm. Just too bad it meant our trip has come to an end
Lunch was included in the package, simple rice+ meat + veggie, which we ate by the lake in one of those huts. S was back to her chatty self! Hahaha, she was complaining about her country and telling us how restrictive the government is
The other group finished eating and left, but we were still chatting! Hahah, i liked observing S and her much older Brit husband, how they make fun of each other, love their chemistry.
Camwhore time! The level 1 group =)
The guides and i =) Two thumbs up for them!
Definitely will sign up again if i ever head back to Chiang Mai

I didnt know they were making faces! Hence the out of place smile on me

The songtau to take us back to the city. At the centre, the owner told S she needed stitches =( We changed out of the cycling attire and back into our own clothes. All exchanged emails and Facebook details =)

Since AK was also a solo lady traveller, i asked her if she has a Thai mobile phone number. She did and we arranged to meet for dinner by the East Gate of the mote!

I asked the friend i made at my guesthouse, JK to join us. He did and he brought along his Panasonic Lumix which was good for night shots

The girls having a laugh! Good to have a photographer around. JK took the waterfall pic in my previous post =)

1. Pedal scratch on my thigh and the dot on the knee is the leech bite from Part 1
2. The pedal hit the back of my ankle
3. The middle bar of the bicycle bruised my inner thigh in one of my multiple falls

Wounds healed, scars fade, memories will remain, love! =) I wanna do it again!

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Biopolymath said...

I'm now done with the 1st sem of my 3rd year! Woo hoo!

MK Loo said...

.....pedal is spelled pedal...not peddle!!!! your mom the English Teach.

MK Loo said...

Must be a very old post! Anyway, enjoyed reading it! Loved your cycling suit! makes you look so "with it" and "into it", just like Uncle Terry!

Isya said...

you have batttle scars!!!!!! super cooool!!!!!

love reading your travel posts. keep em coming!

Sue Lin said...

Yay! Congrats Biopolymath. But that means uni life is coming to an end, would u view that as a good thing or a bad thing?

MK Loo whoops!!! Thanks, am logging in to correct that now =) Pretend it never happened! Hahah, was tired la, took me sooo many nights to get this post written.

Yeah, this was a long time ago! Haha, thanks for the compliments =)

Isya hahaha, battle scars! Yeahhh! One day i'll blog about the cliff-jumping bruises! Thanks for the love! =) Miss ya!

Isya said...

omg you went for cliff jumping???? super duper cool!!!

i was reading this entry again and i'm amazed with your courage to travel alone!! *hats off to you*

Sue Lin said...

Yeahhh i did, got it on video! Need to edit it. Very tiny cuz the cliff is high and its a camera with no video zoom, not an actual video camera.

Hahah, thanks for the hats off gesture =) Appreciate it! I did have tonnes of second thoughts and cold feet before my first solo travel before EBA.

But after that it got addictive and i learned that we Malaysians and Singaporeans have a misconception of Thailand - its actually very safe there, so i did round two of solo travel after EBA =)