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Topic: Endau Rompin bike packing?

Posted on: 13th Nov 2012 9:23 PM    Quote and Reply


I did that before but was about 15years ago. I rode in from the start to kampong Pena. Heard got tigers.

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Posted on: 15th Nov 2012 3:47 PM    Quote and Reply


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"Formerly posted by johnicology: Hi there! 
How was your trip? Did it happen?

Stumbled upon this thread when I googled bikepacking Singapore...

Im looking for buddies to bikepack/camp!  "


Hey sorry, got busy and forgot about this. Ended up not happening this year unfortunately, injuries, then work etc all got in the way! Did a couple big rides up north and found an awesome beach to camp on... unaccessible execpt by serious 4*4 on foot or mtb or by boat....also a great waterfall ride where I got robbed by Orang Asli while asleep in my hammock! Heading to Betong this weekend for a big ride, but only a one dayer, over 1000m of climbing...its gonna hurt, but should be fun as well!

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Posted on: 19th Nov 2012 11:48 AM    Quote and Reply


Spent 6.5 hrs in the jungles around Bentong on Sat, only 30km ride, but 1000m+ climbing!! Good thing was there was nearly as much descending...very fun! 

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Posted on: 20th Nov 2012 1:22 AM    Quote and Reply


Rain coat is important.....

Rain there are especially cold.....

My balls shrink from the cold.

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Posted on: 20th Nov 2012 10:24 AM    Quote and Reply


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"Formerly posted by Meowfifa: Rain coat is important.....

Rain there are especially cold.....

My balls shrink from the cold."


then use plastic bag to wrap them prior to the ride.

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Posted on: 20th Nov 2012 12:38 PM    Quote and Reply


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"Formerly posted by Meowfifa: Rain coat is important.....

Rain there are especially cold.....

My balls shrink from the cold."


then use plastic bag to wrap them prior to the ride."

But please do not use cable tie(s) 

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Posted on: 16th May 2013 11:51 AM    Quote and Reply


So...missed out on Endau last year, but determined to make it happen this year, but am thinking taking an alpacka pack raft and hiking up the river a few days, then rafting back out...anyone done this before?

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Posted on: 16th May 2013 12:41 PM    Quote and Reply


Is it a river or a lake? crossing a lake should be OK
I haven't tried that kind of thing on rivers (except for a couple of goes canoing - not packrafting), but we used really cheap inflatable dingies years ago to cross a couple of lochs at narrows on the West coast of scotland on a 4 day MTB trip from Fort William to Skye mainly to avoid massive detours round them - the plan was that if the weather crapped out we had planned escape routes back to roads so we were not committed to the crossings in high winds.
Personally I would do recce trip before taking on any river and talk to the guides there, unless you have got a pretty good account and map of the river and know where there are waterfalls / rapids, sections, shallows that require portage etc and on it's condition in varying water conditions (flood, surges could be a major issue). This is especially important in  hills / mtns  and jungle it may be nigh on impossible to get off the river to portage round obstacles until its too late...Are you are an experienced Kayaker? you should be OK - I would certainly want to try out your raft on lakes or very easy rivers prior to taking on unkown mountain rivers.
FYI river grades go from Grade I to VI and in mountains this can vary based upon water levels - stuff that is Grd II in low water can become VI in flood etc. If you look at the storm drains in SG they are about grd 0.5 during a massive downpour


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