Balikpapan to Samarinda

130 km, 2 1/2 hours

Get an early start from Balikpapan otherwise the traffic lingers for about 20 km beyond the city.

Many stretches of decent road, some of it quite pretty. A lot of road works where only one lane at a time is allowed to pass. This can be used as an opportunity to leapfrog slow-moving trucks and buses.

A lot of old-fashioned overtaking where where plenty of kW are a good thing.

Signposting approaching Samarinda is erratic but roads are good.

At least two Pertamina stations with Pertamax on the main road.

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