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Checking Out Ortlieb Pannier Bags

November 14, 2014 – 12:51 pm
Ortlieb and Arkel Rear Pannier Bags

Friday November 14, 2014
6:45 a.m. Bird Nest Guest House
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Again, not much to say this morning I don’t think. I stumbled across the existence of another bicycle shop yesterday, and I went to see it, and, of course, found it closed. It was very disappointing because this shop specialized in Ortlieb pannier bags, and I very much wanted to check them out again. Getting …

Running Errands, Reading Books, Listening to Podcasts

November 7, 2014 – 12:29 pm
What comes out of the vending machine when you push the Pepsi button.

Friday November 7, 2014
7:45 a.m. Bird Nest Guest House
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Not much happened yesterday. I spent the morning working on the Trangia X2 stove. I got my hands on a long and thin piece of wire and it was small enough to be inserted into the fuel line. The idea was to clean it out if it was clogged with soot. But, if this wire …

Lifesystems Mosquito Net, Bikebuddy, and Trangia Adventures

November 5, 2014 – 11:53 am
Lifesystems Mosquito Net

Wednesday November 5, 2014
4:45 a.m.
Yes, the time is correct. It’s that early in the morning. I woke up and I just couldn’t get back to sleep.
Only the usual type of news to report. The BikeBuddy water bottle cage from the UK arrived in the mail yesterday. It is stamped October 27 in the UK and arrived here on November 4, so that’s pretty fast.
Buying the …

Gear Talk – MSR Hubba Hubba NX and Thermarest Prolite

October 29, 2014 – 1:17 pm
MSR Hubba Hubba NX without the fly.

Wednesday October 29, 2014
6:45 a.m. Bird Nest Guest House
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I went to another camping store yesterday. My goal was simply to purchase a second lightweight Dueter toiletries bag. I used the first one for my bike tools and I liked the bag so much, I wanted to get a second one for either my cutlery or for my flash drives and electrical cords. At …

Rabbit Bites, Schwalbe Tires, Clikstand, and Camera Repairs

October 16, 2014 – 6:01 pm
Schwalbe Marathon Mondial Tires

Thursday October 16, 2014
6:30 a.m. Bird Nest Guest House
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Some events of note took place yesterday. For one, the rabbit that I have such an odd relationship with actually bit someone hard enough to draw blood. An actual Western family showed up here at the guest house yesterday afternoon – a family with two young boys. I watched them arrive and I wondered what …

Trying to Cycle Across Kuala Lumpur

October 1, 2014 – 3:34 pm
Kuala Lumpur - Nothing but highways

Wednesday October 1, 2014
8:00 a.m. Bird Nest Guest House
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Words fail me about my adventures yesterday. I went out on my bike to find the Olympus service center, and I discovered a first in history – a city without streets, a city made up entirely of highways. Just as I had no choice but to ride from the airport to downtown on a highway …

Riding My Bike from Airport to Kuala Lumpur

September 25, 2014 – 1:38 pm
Kuala Lumpur - A city under construction

Friday September 25, 2014
Somewhere lost in the Kuala Lumpur International Airport
8:30 a.m.
Man oh man oh man oh man oh man. A crazy life. It’s funny how I keep deciding to do things and I just ignore all the potential problems. I assume that I will be able to handle it when the time comes in some fashion. I go blithely forward without a care or …

From Cebu to Kuala Lumpur

September 25, 2014 – 12:56 pm
My bike and luggage in the Kuala Lumpur airport.

Doug Health Check: It’s a good thing that I don’t (as the Filipinos tell me I should) have a bunch of children to take care of me in my old age. I’m already there. My phantom kids would have to start taking care of me now. My eyes are so sore and so bad that I can hardly focus on the keyboard. I’m so tired that I can hardly move. This has been a problem for a while and relates strongly to why I’ve stayed in the Philippines for so long. The days of waking up feeling refreshed and energetic seem to be long past. My legs feel like lead weights and I can hardly summon the strength to move. The last time I woke up feeling what I think of as normal was a long time ago. I remember the feeling strongly because it was so rare. It was such a surprise to open my eyes in the morning and feel good. I don’t remember when that was, but it was months ago and it was only that one time. Every other morning, I feel like this – exhausted.