After final check of the bikes and a break in the weather, we left Afiat hotel at 0745 heading towards Makassar, 24kms away. The town was bustling with traffic and we got used to negotiating the traffic very early in our journey. We need to get used to the constant hooting of the horns too, everytime and all the time.
Thanks to Acid, I have more pics of myself from this trip then during my solo tours. I too of-course must do justice to Acid. So when we stopped to buy our energy bar (pisang), I had to feature him too.
Upon reaching Makassar, we noticed this Masjid Agung 45. The name struck us as unique and we made a quick stop.
There was also this Muzuem Juang "45" within the compound. Hunger for some history, we entered and found students inside. Must be a study tour. We were wrong. Sadly, the only remnants of this muzeum was its name. The building had been converted into lecture halls for a local university.
Indonesia will be having its general election come April. Throughout the entire journey, the banners were a common feature. Like Malaysia, Indonesia too boasts of a Partai Barisan Nasional.
I can't help noticing this candidate below and I wondered whether he originates from where I originated, i.e. Kelantan!
And I was popular too as candidates. There were at least 2 versions of myself, one came pretty close at describing me...ha...ha....
But I knew that "I" would have no chance of winning the election. "I" will surely lose my deposit against Suzanna and Maharani!
So sadly, Acid and I cycled on to our destination for the first day, Takalar. It was Hotel Azman, priced at IR120,000 (RM36) with air-cond.
The weather had been kind and we covered 90kms on this Day 1 ride. I burned 3074 calories but probably put in much more. We look forward to Day 2 to Bantaeng tomorrow