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Green for go (three days in for the GREEN RIDERS)

By Dave Armstrong - 29 Jun 2012 13:27:45 GMT
Green for go (three days in for the GREEN RIDERS)

Credit: GREEN Riders: Southeast Asia

Here is the latest on the green machine otherwise known as the GREEN RIDERS Southeast Asian bicycle-trip from Thailand to Bali. As you may recall, we wanted to wear Kenny and Jamie down to the size of the spokes on their bamboo bikes!

Well, it's working. A couple of spokes have broken under the pressure already. In fact this thoroughly-serious sustainable transport odyssey has had its share of punctures and wild animals. Dead snakes have attacked the transport system and one was alive, too.

You can catch their Facebook page, Tweets or the blog with the video above, complete with all updates available. The intrepid pair have reached Khao Sok's famed National Park, still in Thailand, but having covered 108km. That's about two miles isn't it!

With other riders joining in, they haven't been lonely. In fact the wildlife in Khao Sok should keep them fully alert. The atmosphere in these National Parks is serene in the early morning, as the mist above the trees masks the whooping of gibbons (see image below) telling you it's their territory. Here's a lovely pic from Jamie to prove it

Khao Sok

Credit: GREEN Riders: Southeast Asia

It shows the view from Kenny and Jamie's bungalow in the forest. Something called a coucal was calling them too. I believe that's a kind of cuckoo, so maybe it was trying to make a point about those wheels, guys.

Meanwhile in Bali, fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the bikers, with news alerts flying the GREEN Riders colours from May onward:

Khao Sok

Credit: GREEN Riders: Southeast Asia

Meanwhile a press conference in Kuala Lumpur awaits, and there's always an eventful border crossing to look forward to. "What are you carrying those spokes for Sir?"

Best of luck to the GREEN RIDERS and all who sail in her.

gibbon

He couldn't get a bike, but this gibbon was recording a song at breakfast-time to help the guys along the way; Credit: © Shutterstock.

Next report in a few days!

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