I promised never to do this again after my first Desaru trip in January, but how easily we forget pain! This Desaru trip was a shorter ride, 160km vs. 210km for the January trip. Despite this, it was equally brutal! Here are the stats:
- Total Distance: 161km
- Moving Time: 5h 28m
- Elevation Gain: 508m
- Temperature: 24C in the morning to 42C by afternoon
- Calories Burned: 2801 C
The ride started with a nice easy pace from home to Siglap to meet up with other riders. We then did a nice easy pace (~30km/h) to Changi Village. The Ferry ride from there to Pengerang port in Malaysia was nice and pleasant.
So was the start of the ride from the port to the town on Rengit (also our stop for seafood on the return leg).
From this point on, it was non-stop all out effort! For nearly 50km, we battled long rolling hills and headwinds along the coastal highway (90) until Kampung Nelayan. A short pit stop for water and ice-cream, then the sprint for Seafood back in Rengit!
Seems we’ll be back for more torture soon!