We are cycling up the West coast of Malaysia from Port Dickson to Thailand, currently at a rate of 90km per day and 20km per hour, in a very humid & hot environment. We are both already sunkissed red in the face & covered in mosquito bites at our ankles! Thankfully my new gel-handlebars perform superbly & I have no aches or pains. Unfortunately this is not the case for Sergio... - as I bought him a new Selle An-atomica saddle just before we left the UK & so he is slowly getting more comfortable on it during our long day trips, together with lots of Assos chamois creme & skin repair gel!
As well as carrying around 6kg per pannier, we are also taking a reminder of our dogs, Coco & Kali, on the ride with us:
... and this is them, snug as a bug at home at the moment: