I arrived in Borneo yesterday. Today I’m ready to head out and explore Borneo on a dirt bike. I wasn’t sure that I would be able to get a motorcycle, or figure out where I should ride it to, when I got here, but I went to Ride Borneo and they totally hooked me up. The gave me a good deal on a bike for the week. Showed me all the best places to go on a map. They even gave me a map and drew the location of every gas station along the way on it (apparently running out of gas is easy to do here).
Now, thanks to Brandon, I have my itinerary worked out. Here it is:
Stop 1: Sabah State Foundation to see if I can talk my way into a press pass into the uber expensive Maliau Basin (otherwise known as the Lost World of Borneo).
Stop 2: Telupid to sleep.
Stop 3: Sepilok to visit the orangoutangs, and maybe some rhinos.
Stop 4: Kinabatangan to go looking for elephants.
Stop 5: Tawau to see the tallest trees in the world.
After that, who knows? With a dirt bike, I can go basically anywhere except into a national park. I’m so glad the boys at Ride Borneo hooked me up.