Don't read, it wasn't a happy ending.
I have been a bit ill and missed some training, but I thought I could make it up with a 258km ride (house to Bentong to Frasers Gap and back the same way).
Left the house at 6 a.m., (its very nice to cycle in the still of the morning). I was going much slower than usual, felt lethargic and the mind games (should I turn back?) started very early in the ride.
But this is what its all about. Lets push the envelope and see what happens.
This very friendly chap from Raub (just like Kevin) wanted to give me a lift, show his car engine etc. Sorry buddy we are on a mission today.
Fraser Gap was full of people (half way? 129 km)
180km, I treated myself the same thing (all was to come out)
I thought I was "doing fine". Slow, struggling but what the heck. I got stung by an insect (I think this was the cause of my predicament) as I was approaching Janda Baik. I started to bonk, felt very itchy, goose bumps and other bumps started to appear. I knew I was in quite serious trouble, I stopped at the Janda Baik junction (208km), slept on the road, the head was spinning, I thought I was going to pass out. Can't let that happen, struggled to where the cars drove by, one luxury MPV stopped and actually accepted me.
He was a Driver. He was actually annoyed with me. He was also in a big rush, needing to go to the Seremban Highway. The luxury vehicle flew down the Karak Highway. I unfortunately vomitted everything that was in me. It was all over my cycling gear and shoes and unfortunately all over this luxury car too. I was disoriented trying to apologise profusely to the Driver.
He dropped me at RHB Bank at the Kampong Pandan roundabout and demanded RM100 to clean up the mess in the car. I gave it. But I was still not feeling well, its only 5 km to my house but I could not risk cycling home.
Normally I would call my wife, but she has gone home to her folks. No taxi would take me with all the vomit on my clothes. Hmm I don't know many people do I, called Nancy Yeoh (wife of Datuk Ng Joo Ngan). She sent her mechanic (THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH NANCY), so he got me home. Showered and went to bed. I do miss my wife, she excels at pampering me when I am down.
Now its the following day, Sunday and I am quite fine, thank you. Hee Hee