I got my bike assembled at a bike store and piled my gear in to the rear panniers. Before long I was back in business and ready for the relatively tame 30 km ride to Ubud. The ride was great; very hot but the scenery is beautiful. On multiple occasions I ended up riding down narrow dirt paths through little resedential areas having to dodge chickens and potholes, which made for an interesting time!
Soon enough I got to the rice fields of Ubud, which was great – the hills of Ubud are less so unfortunately!
As pleasant as the ride was it was a relief to get out of my sweat drenched clothes and jump in the pool at my accomodation.