Cycle Touring or Bike Touring is NOT for macho guys & gals with perfect bodies or fancy carbon bikes. It is for anyone with sense of adventure who is drawn to explore the back roads, highlands, countrysides, coastal roads etc... It's for people who want to discover a 'real' Malaysia with as few barriers as possible - It doesn't matter if you are 25, 45 or 65 if you are in sound physical condition and willing to take some time to prepare. You don't have to be all that athletic... gearing and patience are more important than raw strength.
As long as you know how to ride a bicycle and are familiar with the basic operation of gear shifting and braking, then you are reading for a bike tour whether it is a day ride, supported-touring, credit-card touring or un-supported touring...you will just love it man!
cyclist since 1987