But not necessarily a glutton for punishment.
For one thing, I do not pedal in the rain for I see no pleasure in it and I can only sit in a rice pavillon for so long before going batty.
Trafic on these roads is far and few between so you've got to grab what you can. The most common conveyance is called a lut tai, which is a three-wheeled tractor pulling a wooden cart.
Sometimes you've got to get out and push the thing up the hill, and all the time the bumps on the road – of which there are plenty – shake you to your soul.
Other times a truck will do the job.