April 8th, 2009 – Days like today are the reason I bought the motorcycle. The drive across this island was superb and included mountain backdrops, seaside views, and emerald green rice fields. I rode for about six and a half hours, the longest stretch I’ve had on the bike. I likey. I really, really likey.
The Lonely Planet guidebook describes the main road across the island as ‘surfaced all the way and in generally good shape’. Ummmm….close but not quite accurate. Although there are stretches that are on par with roads back home there are also stretches that resemble the lunar surface (Never actually been to the moon but I hear its lovely). Luckily, the latter is the exception otherwise I’d still be driving.