I decided to leave Saigon a day earlier basically as I had seen all that I wanted and was anxious to get cycling. I got up early to get an early start to try and avoid the rush hour traffic. Once into it,it went well. A direct ride from the hotel down to Vo Van Kiev a major highway that follows a canal for several kilometers out of the city. It is busy but many lanes so manageable.
In the suburbs traffic intensified somewhat but eventually picked up highway QL1A all the way to My Tho. Total distance approximately 80 kilometres.
Checked into the Song Tien Annex Hotel, a pleasant place right on the corner of a canal and the river. ($26. Can. )
Lots of boat traffic which is interesting to me. This is a good starting point I am told to tour the Mekong delta.