Thursday, September 27, 2012
The last long distance I rode was in Feb 2011 from Putrajaya – Bagan Lalang - Putrajaya for 120km and again after 18 months I have cycled with other 10 cyclist from Taiping Heritage Cycling Team (HCT) mixed mtb and roadbike assembled at Kompleks Rakan Muda on Sunday morning of 23rd Sept. Target of the ride was to complete 100km before 12pm. We started approximate 7.15am and reached small town Kubu Gajah logged a distance of 49km. I was left behind when climbing on the long hills from Pondok Tanjung to Kubu Gajah and was drafting back by the leader bro Ayoi to the peloton. Those riders in peloton possibly rode consistently above 35km/h until 1st stop at ‘xtrajoss” restaurant. Then we rode towards Bagan Serai and took a left turn after 15km heading to Bukit Merah. Here, my speed slightly fall could be a fatigue and energy crash. Regroup back with the peloton at Bukit Merah lake, took photos on the overhead bridge and then continued hard climb at Bukit Merah Laketown resort. We finished approximate by 12.15pm and distances covered were varies from 93km to 100km over, depends where they have started. With strong wind and hot after hours in the saddle, riding for long distance very tiring and mentally tortured especially when you are not prepared and some more your bike not lighter. Mine is 14kg plus and never upgrade since bought it in July 2009.