Saturday, September 12, 2009

NR 11/09/2009

it's 8:10am...since my working hour starts at 8:30am, I guess I'll just take the time to update yesterday's NR...

I reached home from work at about 9:45pm...called Abg Azhar and confirms that I'll be joining the ride and we set to RV opposite a primary school in UDA...I went in the house and quickly changed to my riding gear...took out the bike..tucked my daughter and left home at 10pm sharp...

I reached the RV point about 5 minutes later and shortly after that, Abg Azhar came with another 5 riders...and we continued riding to Larkin at a steady pace...I decided not to tire myself up and enjoying the ride...that was until I reached the MPTI hill where my front gear were giving me problem...I couldn't shift the gears which saw me struggling to climb uphill....

we reached Larkin some 15 minutes later and waited for the other guys to show up...after waited for a while...we started rolling at 10:45am...there were >20 riders riding that night....still a large number if we take into consideration it is already past half way into Ramadhan...maybe the crowd will be smaller by next week...I guess...

the ride was the same as always....relatively easy...as I've already memorised the route like the back of my hand...I memorised every pot holes, downhills, parts to speed up..to slow down...and so on...(we really need a fresh new route la!)...I faced little difficulties thanks to my FD but I managed to reach Danga Bay within a considerable timeframe...was riding steadily behind Reza until Lido stretch when he signalled me to overtake him and I dashed straight to the RV point with Reza giving me a chase at the back...=)

we took a 30 minutes break..as usual...and some of us (including me)..took the opportunity to get Ali's help to check on our bikes...this where my Topeak tool kit came into use...Ali checked my bike and commented that my FD setting was a bit off...he took a few minutes to adjust and it's done...I really need to master this repairing skills...couldn't rely on others to fix my bike right?...at least I should know some basics...need to work on that....hehe..

We were back on saddles at 12 midnight..heading back to Larkin...some of us part ways as they decided to went straight back home...me too...I left the group at the Bangunan UDA traffic light junction to ride straight home...reached home at 12:15am...stashed my bike, took a shower, perform solat and went to bed....

There will be another ride tonight...with PG Gerekers...looking forward to this one as the route will be different than the normal NR routes...actually Hafiz invited me to join them to Pendas tonight but I guess I just don't want to over ride myself in Ramadhan, riding long distances in the cold still nights...20-30 km is already suffices....

well...till tonight then....ride on..ride safe guys....

3 comments:

  1. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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  2. salam bro... ini minggu ade ride ke? -najib-

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  3. jen....thanks for visiting this humble blog of mine...I'm glad u enjoyed reading it...visit it often ya?

    sero...next NR will be on 29/09/09. RV at the usual place at 8.30pm...see ya!

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