Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ronda2 KL Night Ride

RONDA-RONDA KL - 18/02/2010
This was my first night ride ever. I was looking for an excused to use the front light (purchased from BC Kelolo). Without hesitation, I contacted Ken n told him that I want to follow the ride. We meet up at Ampang at about 8:15pm. I had pumped my 2.35 tires to 29 psi (200 kpa) as it was 100% road that night. When Zul Ampang arrived, we set off to meet other riders at Ampang point.
So far so good, I managed to keep up with Zul Ampang n Ken. From Ampang Point we moved to The Mall via Jalan Ampang, Jalan Sultan Ismail n Jalan Raja Laut. It took me almost 30 minutes. By this time my leg was beginning to hurt due the climb to The Mall. However, I managed to rest a while as we were waiting for more riders. Then onwards to Sri Hartamas via Bunit Tunku. Alamak!!!..... Bukit Tunku. I was hoping that the rear tire won't give me problems. I was wrong.... It was very hard climbing Bukit Tunku. I was the last rider to arrive at the mamak's beside GT Sri Hartamas. I was amazed with Ken, I could not keep up with him on each climb. Cayalah Ken! - Ken's GT Force (white bike - right picture)

Most of the other riders' bikes

Time to move on to the next destination. Another mamak's restaurant at Sri Hartamas. I had to build up my energy for the ride back to Ampang. We were going to go back via the dreaded Bukit Tunku. I think all the rider knows that I was having hard time with the 2.35 twins. So, we were resting quit a lot that night. (Mamak's Pit-stop = 2 times)

We moved on back n I was at the back again due each climbs. After Bukit Tunku, we rode on to Ampang via Kampung Baru. Then Jalan Ampang. At last, I had made it. Before going back, we (Ken, Zul Ampang n I) made another pit-stop. This is going to be last night/road ride on the twins. Will get a 1.8 semi-slick tires first before making any more attempts to get my T-Bolt on road.

Went back at 2am

Friday, February 12, 2010

FRIM - Mission to conquer Steroid Hill (Postponed to later date - going to PCP instead)

Preparation to FRIM - postponed
This will be my second ride at FRIM. On my first trip, I didn't manage to go up the hill due to Muzack brought along his eldest son Hakeem. This time around, I will conquer "Steroid Hill".

Right pic - My eldest son (Nayib), wishing he can touch my T-Bolt 661. That is the nearest he's going to get to my ride.... hahaha

To ride The T-Bolt, your time will come....

Checklist for Sunday:-
1) KS Shock absorber air pressure - must remind Muzack to bring the shock pump
2) Tyre pressure - checked
3) Protective gears - checked
4) To test my new rear bike carrier - on Sunday (cannot wait lor)
5) Hydra bag - checked
6) What else.... aah yes. Must be strong, do not let myself be seducted by the wife. Need the energy for steroid hill..... hahaha

To be continued after the ride on Sunday 14/02/2010 (Just noticed that it will be V.Day... must bring back wild flowers from FRIM (Are there any flowers there.... hhhmmm).

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------tbc 07/03/2010

Received SMS from Muzack today (13/02/2010:2045hrs) - changed of plan. Will conquer PCP hills tomorrow

14/02/2010 - PCP (Valentine's Day ride)