Monday, May 21, 2007

Lost boys at it again

These lost boys are arranging a race session for Mountain Biking and Road. I am sure there are many of my compatriot might go to these events though some are looking for buddy support. Nevertherless, here is their flyer for those who are interested.

Most of the ditance are no longer then 20km. Should be fun tho..but get a grip of the name....somebody's brand of humour ;-)

What a Dilemma...

My God,

My close buddy, Mohamed bin Ali drop me a line in the comment section to remind me of the potential Mount Fuji climb. I have so looking forward to this. So what's the problem that you may say?

Its scheduled to be nearly on the same date as PCC Annual Interstate Ride. Consider this:-

a) Interstate - a ride which starts on Friday at Ipoh and will finish on Sunday at Penang. This year, they will close up Penang bridge for 500 odd cyclist to cross the Penang Bridge and subsequently round Penang Island. Opportunity to meet new friends and explore new routes.

b) Climb Mount Fuji - Pay nominal fee for flight tickets and walla, will be in Japan and able to climb Mount Fuji. Its considered not that challenging a climb (more of trekking) and doable. Opens up new horizon and new things to do this year.

Actually, I should be thankful to MBA as he has worked hard to secure this deal and its such a wonderful deal, but why am I in such a dilemma to decide one way or another.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Inspirational - A triathlete she is..............

I had the most frustrating weekend ever, I had to sacrifice some of the things that I had intended to do last weekend for someone I cared. I couldn't do my Century Ride which I had trained for weeks. I have been missing out on my training schedule and picking up excess weight and I did not do enough rides due to time constraint. Wahhhhhhhhh....

Fortunately, I have had the oppurtunity to "see" (read hear) that my compatriot, a triathlete in the making has become a full fledge triathlete at Bukit Merah last weekend. I, for one am still in training and learning to swim where she has now done a full triathlon in two attempt.

Well done to her, at least that is one good news that I got during last weekend to drown my sorrow of not being able to get my riding licence. Well done also to Adrian, who has given a nice report on the Century Ride which he had particpated with some of my other colleages Ashley, PK, William, Bernard and Joe.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Labouring Day - Mind the GAP/Hello Frasers

I was so hardup to ride that I woke up at 4:30am Labour Day morning to prepare and pack my bike and drinks for the ride to Frasers. The day before, i had received a text from Jaja that she was not able to make it to the ride due to some circumstances. Was quite eager to see her biking skill up this hill. Fortunately, Bernard did call and he became my partner in crime for the Frasers Hill ride.

Picked up Bernard and his bike(with new spanking TOKEN wheels) at BHP station near Damansara and we convoyed to KKB (oh Ah Fook and Roland bumped into me at the same station). Arrived in KKB just before 7:30 (the designated time) and as usual Adrian was already there with Arif and May Sen. May Sen chose to unviel her brand new spanking Orbea DIVA. It is truly a DIVA of a bike in all sense. She must have chosen such a time when she feels its among friends. There was quite a few triathlete in this group that , it makes us normal cyclist feels puny. Actually, I have never seen such an ensemble of many traithletes in one ride before this.

We pushed of to GAP at about 8:15 after the customery photoshot by Adrian. Adrian actually did and extensive and impressive ride report on his blog here. (Note to self: Please learn from Adrian on report writing and coverage). Met up with PK,family and Kim Yap along the way. In my eagerness trying to chase Kimberly (read- keeping up with her), i hadn't noticed that my rear wheel was misaligned. Laif helped me out with my misaligned wheel 15 minute into the ride.
We reached GAP at about 10:15 am and if you had a camera at GAP, u wud have liked the photo oppurtunity session in seeing the dissapointed face of most of us seeing the GAP coffee house closed. Me not having breakfast that morning chose to "Mogok" and refuse to go any further to Frasers without my carbo loading.

PK & family, William , Kim and me choses to go down not after me taking some photos of the first initial back creaking climb after GAP. Halfway down the hill, we met Patsy who had an unfortunate puncture and we assisted her and coax her to climb down with us, seeing that the whole group was already at the peak.

It was an exhilirating race down hill, PK, Kim, me and Hassan racing from the Dam to the foothill of Kuala Kubu. The headwind was very strong that you even had to peddle when going downhill. We were still doing speeds of 52 to 53 km/hr just before the Kuala Kubu stadium and managed to reached the Stadium just about 11:30am.

The group from Frasers did eventually come down racing lead by Azim and the triathletes at about 1:15pm. Everyone said it was a good ride and enjoyed it.