Monday, April 30, 2007
After the 16x km ride, my recovery days somehow got extended and yesterday, what was supposedly a recovery ride turn to be elek, pocik due to a feeble excuse of rain. Trying to rectify my guilt, went to RPM class (Pat and Lynn) at Curve and truth enough, by the ending of Track 7, i was nearly kaput.
Didn't even go to swimming class yesterday and this week, I made a vow not to stop Gymming and excising from today. I am so looking forward to Frasers Hill ride tomorrow....
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Not sure whether to do both or select one of this since Century Ride is just round the corner (6th May). To top it up further, PCC is arranging for Holiday on Bike/King of Montain ride to Camerons on the 12th May. This shud be one interseting ride as well. Now if I were to do Camerons, that will only leave Genting as last on my checklist of hills to climb for this year. Woweeeeee...
This is going to be one fun fortnite. I better keep my Mountain Bike in the store longer....sigh.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Ironically, the manner which this news was related to me was through another acquaintance, Stephanie Chok. This girl, if you know her like I do, is very humourous and has talent of story telling. She makes mundane stories like personnal everyday challenges exciting and kept us in awe of the things that she had to do to climb Aconcagua (not that I want to take anything away from her real physical talent). She is one hell of a triathlete and a very good friend.
Both of them are part of the expedition that concequered Aconcagua and this has been documented very well. ASTRO will be broadcasting this "Climb with PRIDE" on the days:-
ASTRO Ria, Channel 4 (in Malay)
1 May 2007 (Tuesday) Episode One 1:30pm – 2:30pm
2 May 2007 (Wednesday) Episode Two 1:30pm – 2:30pm
ASTRO News, Channel 92 (in English)
5 May 2007 (Saturday) 3 pm– 4 pm
6 May 2007 (Sunday) 3 pm – 4pm
I feel that it is a shame if we miss this documentary.
Monday, April 23, 2007
Got up early eager to tackle the ride from Center Point-Ijok-Sungai Tengi-Ijok-Center Point. The group was very punctual pushing of at 7:35. Me and a fren of mine was rather late and pushed of at 7:40 with another later peloton. Caught up with the main group near Kota Damansara and we were pushing speeds of 36-38km by the time we hit Guthrie Highway. Typical when the front group consist of Geoff Kronenberg and other prolific riders. We reached Ijok at about 9:10 am for our first pitstop before pushing off to Sungai Tengi. At that moment, my mind is still synching to the 145km distance.
The moment we reached Sungai Tengi, we had done 84 km on clock and that is when i realized that something is wrong with the Maths. We are at Sungai Tengi at 11:15 am and thinking that this was the halfway point, we were kinda wondering what time will we reached home ;-).
Ah well, we still have to go home anyway. The thot of taking a taxi did cross my mind but since I have only RM10 in my pocket, I kinda plodded back with this Gym instructor fren of mine back. On the way back, since the peloton was quite small and we kinda loss sight of the main peloton, a group of us decided to work as a team to get ourselves back to Ijok. I was pulling the team back at 25km/hr average, but at one stage got carried away trying to catch up with the Le Tua Team Train which passed us at 36-38km average (I know as I was behind them for about 1km until I was tired out).
When we arrived at Ijok, the whole group was waiting for us. I drown myselves with Red Bull and had to massage my legs as I can feel the onset of cramps. All the ORS and 100plus still cannot deter the cramps. Going back from Ijok, I was back to my own self and doing 30-32km/hr until we reached Sungai Buloh. Due to traffic light, I was the only one left behind and had to go back alone from Paya Jeras to Kota Damansara. Met up with my buddy from Fitness First and we push of to Center Point and arrived at Center Point at 3:40pm in torrential rain.
Its quite an exhilarating ride and I suppose it goes to show that the 166 km can be done within the stipulated Century Ride time frame. It was a good outing for my RPM instructor friend of mine as it kinda proof that she is fit and can do the 160km in one go. Congrats to her.
Hmmm...6000 calories burn today, does that mean I can splurge on ice cream!!!!
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
I was on the bike for about 6 hours, i could have reached Ipoh already. My butt was also telling me it does not want to feel the seat no more. This is one memorable ride which I would like to forget. I had to go to my swim class to cool down that day.
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