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Touring in Borneo (title edited)

johnmcleanjohnmclean Posts: 14
edited May 2010 in Tour & expedition
Hi,

I am currently living in Brunei and will return to the UK at the end of the year.

I am considering a ride form Kota Kinabalu to Kuching across Malaysian Borneo, which will be in the region of 1400km, in the first week in July. Training is fine (I think), and I am building up to 4 x consecutive 100 miles per day towards the end of June.

I have a Specialized Allez ('07 model) with Mavic Open Pros and running 105 Compact. I am looking for advice on which pannier rack and bags to fit on the rear of the bike, and which bar bag and 1-man tent to buy. It would be great if the bags and tent were able to withstand monsoon levels of rain... :shock:

Any other sound and reasonable advice on the ups and downs of long distance touring (and training for) would be gratefully received.

Thanks.
JM

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  • http://www.everytrail.com/my_trips.php?user_id=106193


    Check this out for some inspiration, mate of mine just completed this.


    edited, had wrong link.
  • cycladeliccycladelic Posts: 641
    I toured Sabah in Feb a year or so ago and it was very hot then... July!

    I just wonder why there's such a rush to do it in a short time-frame. I can't imagine it'll be enjoyable.

    No doubt you'll buy the bike stuff online. I suggest a Tubus rear rack. I have the s/s model.

    Most tourers go for Ortlieb paniers, which will keep out the rain.

    Ortlieb also make a barbag, which is also waterproof.
    It's an uphill climb to the bottom
  • johnmcleanjohnmclean Posts: 14
    Thanks guys.
    JM
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