Tuesday, December 30, 2008

281208 Unikeb UKM to Lenggeng - The Ride

Syafiq, Hafiz Skinhead & Nasrun

"Uncle Man, kami lambat lah...tayar pancit..."
Oh no not again. 7:20 am & not a bloody soul. Amin just trailed behind.
Just woke up & stoned.

"I'm feeling sick, might not be riding today...sorry Bg. Man...3 minutes later another sms..."I want to sweat it out, might feel better after that" Apai...
Then out of nowhere appeared Fahmi, apparently "...gatal punya pasal la katakan,"
He's not riding. The itch is just too great to be missed!
7:40 am another puncture!!! $%&#@* Apai was starting to burn up his calories already. Pump & the tire keeps letting out air... $%&#@* again! 8:20 am already & finally we moved!

Took the 4 of us, Apai, Acap, Amin Superstar & me 15 min of hard riding to reach Semenyih. What do you expect when the leader was Amin the Superstar boy.
We didn't want Hafiz & the MTBs to wait too long so we decided to backtrack into Tmn University - Bangi Golf Club - Kajang Mewah.

As usual there's a pack of wild K9 waiting to pounce on us near the Bangi Golf Club. These K9 seems to know where to wait & we always seem to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. But I was rather amazed today...they didn't bother us one bit...only bobbling their heads & raising their ears to our rattling chains & derailleurs
Probably they're thinking..."what do we dogs get for chasing & barking aimlessly at odd looking two legged animals wearing tortoise shells on their heads on 2 big circles..." I know for sure, they just like to get the kick of it & laugh silly at us afterwards. "Dumb humans...we like to scare the s*** out of you!"

Lemme tell u people out there something, cycling is like a drug. When you don't ride, you'll feel so weak & helpless like a father to be, waiting beside your wife who's in labor. Scientist say, really? Well, I read it somewhere, our body releases this "drug" called Endorphin (sounds like heroin/morphine to me. It is a morphine like substance originating from within the body. Not to be confused with Mighty Morphing Power Ranges) that will give u the "kick" during an strenuous workout.

There are a clan of homo sapiens who eats K9 as their staple diet. Put the K9 in a sack, bet them up till pulp & they say it taste better that way. The K9 releases endorphins, which is good for one's body. You dogs better watch out! I too know some friends who will turn you into edible sate "Lidah Goyang"...yuck! Then you'll be the one running away from us!

Overcast by Sirus clouds we rendezvous with the rest of the MTBs at the junction of Semenyih - Broga, right here waiting was Hafiz the Cicakman, also his so called twin Hafiz Skinhead (Frizzy hair), Syafiq & Nasrun (a newbe) Salam, salam, salam & off we go. I was yawning...mak oi slow sangat, but right after the Nottingham University I enticed the riders to go faster by taking out my camera. Nak glamer punya pasal, pakai tayar gedabak king-kong pun dah mula laju.

Dengan semangat jitunye, Nasrun with his track bottom & sports shoes were now burning up the new tarred road. Not wanting him to stay behind, we encouraged him to maintain the speed. Boleh tahan jugak newbe ni.
Hafiz Skinhead & Syafiq does off-road sometimes so there's not a problem for them. As we're chugging along Kpg Ulu Beranang we were greeted yet again with another pack of K9. This time , bloody hell they gave us our tar worth of road! Watch the video where we got chased, Syafiq standing & sprinting. I was too busy filming in front. 5 kilos to Lenggeng we roadies left the MTB's to their own devices (Pet Shop Boys) to scout for the new nasi kukus stall. Took the right turning heading Kpg Dacing, 1 km into the road kind off eerie. Old depliated huts ada lah, no nasi kukus stall.
Half heartedly as we went over to the regular nasi kukus stall in town, then came along the MTBs. Damn & double damn, no more nasi kukus! We came all the way, takbole jadi ni.
Had a cuppa drinks & Hafiz beamingly..."Uncle Man, ada kedai barulah depan skit je...!
Gulped the last few ounces of the liquid Milo & yo ho here we come nasik kukus.

Tucked slightly on the left, after the corner of N34 entering lest to N30 to Kpg Katup lies the stall. The menu with a slight twist. Variations are the regular nasi kukus ikan semilang (ikan keli), ikan bilis & ikan semilang masak lomak cili api. Wow! I dunno about the rest but I gobbled up 2 packs! As the rest of the gang are busy fattening their bellies, I came across a senior by his bike, he seems to be too old to roll on is old trusty or Old Rusty if I may put it. But what really
intrigues me is his spirit to push eventhough it's hard enough for him to ride it.
We nowadays, give up too easily...

We rode back slightly further thru Kpg. Rawa & Kpg. Sungai Gunung Macang Hilir exiting in Kpg. Sungai Jai & back on the Semenyih main road. Took the regular Jln .Kpg. Enam Kaki. Right after Kpg. Kuala Pajam, out of the blue Hafiz Skinhead flipped his front wheel & landed on his knee. The ball like reflector in the middle of the road takes the blame. Some minor lacerations on the knee & shoulder. The bike's ok, pity the jersey, it belongs to Hafiz Cicakman.

Passing the graveyard, council's trashyard & under the new Kajang-Kuala Pilah highway we eventually arrived in Bangi Lama. With Acap leading, Amin, Apai & me went racing to our last pit stop. At the corner of MINT we sprinted to the top of the hill as usual near Teras Jernang. I thought that we have had enough for the day, Amin pushed me to the brink of exhaustion 3 km from Unikeb. Could only keep pace fro 2 & a half km. Amin was sniggering at my bloodless pale looking face. I pushed really hard, heart rate was at a high 188! Gilo ko? Circled a few laps around Unikeb to warm down.

10-15 mins later the MTB's arrive. Nasrun was beaming with pride...
73 km is a BIG achievement for him!

*Note - Ikan Semilang (Salt water Catfish), Ikan Keli (Fresh water Catfish
Some call it Semilang Darat
(Fresh water Catfish literally means Land Catfish).
- has been around for 150 million years.
Clarias: From the Greek chlaros, meaning lively; in reference to the ability of the fish to live for long periods out of water. Surf Planet Catfish.
Some places in Selangor, N.9 & Melaka they call it Ikan Keli as Ikan Semilang, whereas in the Northen states Ikan Semilang only lives in the sea.
Uncanny resemblence, but it's clear characteristics can be differentiated by it's tail.
Taste? Somewhat similar, depending on what it eats!

Keli's tail

Semilang's tail

ETD: 8:20am Unikeb UKM - ETA: 9:40am Lenggeng = 1hr 20 min
Rest 1 hour
ETD: 11:00am Lenggeng - ETA: 12:20pm Unikeb UKM = 1hr 20 min
3 pcs white bread-210 kcal + 2 slices cheese-210 kcal + 1 cup MILO-200 kcal
2 cup MILO-400 kcal + nasi kukus 2 packs-500 kcal
Calories intake, Breakfast & Rest area = 1520 kcal
Calories Burned = 3061 kcal
Average Heartbeat = 154 BPM


Enche Bon said...

Bang Man,

Memang confirm kena ikut lain kali nih, sebab dah confirm nak makan kedai mana, hehehe.

Ni yang jeles, jeles, jeles...

Man CIOCC said...

Semua pembela Hantu Raya!

Azam said...

orang2 tua ckp, kalau kena kejar ngan K9 jgn lari. lg lari, lg dia kejor. pusing dan mengadap face2face ngan dia, baru dia takut. tapi bila kita tanya "pakcik penah buat camtu ke?", dia jwb "gilo opo, den bukak langkah seribu...". apparrraaaa....

Man CIOCC said...

Cakap sonag pokchik oh, cobo pokchik naik beska kono kojo...pokchik pong kelam kabuit kayuh 1000.

topui said...

sedapnye nasi lemak tuh..wokeh next ride ambo ikut sekali bole..saw some of you in road extreme tour semalam but malu nak tegur..

Man CIOCC said...

Salam Topui,
We're not cannibals, unless we're Toto Coelo (80's band), they eat humans. Call me brudda, if u wanna join us. 019-3851723

We're all gay riders. We like Homo...