Kota Bharu To Ipoh 11-2-2011

Captain_Slash

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11 Feb 2011

The route 8, D 30, A 181, 1

Total distance 354 km

After a couple of pleasant nights in Kota Bharu it was time to move back to Ipoh now that the weather has hopefully improved as I want to explore more in the mountains.
A quick 7am phone call to my hotel in Ipoh confirmed that they had a room for me so I packed and was on the road for 8.15 (7.15) Thai time, its a nice time to leave with virtually no traffic in town and a nice pleasant riding temperature
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After seeing a conscientious father making his son wear a crash helmet yesterday morning I meet his opposite numbers today
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Quite a few km out from Kota Bharu and the 8 turns into a good road
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I cant grumble about this
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Looking back the other way
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As I ride along the scenery just improves
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Time for breakfast at N05.05.828 E102.13.439
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A chicken curry from the pot today, lovely and only 40 Baht
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This car looks a little smashed up
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I wonder if its written off or whether it gets welded back together again
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Now I am between Gua Musang and Ipoh and how much nicer the ride and scenery are today in the sunshine
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Theres still more water in the rivers than I expected, but then just because its been fine where I was doesnt mean that it wasnt raining here
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Suddenly I see a large lizard swimming up river
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I must have watched him for about 10 minutes but no sign of him coming ashore
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Two weeks ago it was wet and none too warm up here, today its baking hot
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I visit a hot spring at N04.42.592 E101.34.090
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The water flowing down was rather hot
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I get the odd spot of rain at the top but it wasnt until I was well down towards Ipoh before I got the contents of this cloud, I took shelter for about 20 minutes until it had virtually stopped and after a few km the roads were bone dry and it got baking hot again
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Chicken and beansprouts with rice at the Onn Kee restaurant tonight, a Chinese delicacy for 73 Baht, delicious and very filling.

Get the gdb file here http://www.captainslash.com/kota-bharu-to-ipoh/
 
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