Thursday, January 8, 2009

110109 Green Green Trees of Home, Bt18 Hulu Langat - Perez (S'gor/N9 border)

We're going back to where be belong, by the deep jungles of Selangor & N9.
As usual conquering 2 states on a single journey.
Perhaps we'll get to see some of our cousins (not mine) atop the trees waving us by.
RV in Pekan Bt18, watch out on your right. Right after the small town, park your gas guzzlers at a parking lot 50m after the small town after the junction on your right that leads to B19 . There's a few stalls there too. If your from the North or South, follow the directions from the linked map below.

Sg Besi KL - Pekan Bt 18 Hulu Langat directional map
Nilai - Pekan Bt 18 Hulu Langat directional map
Call me if you're lost - 019 3851723

Towards the end of the ride, once we're in Kpg. Kuala Pansoon, might as well we go for a dip in the cool
Sg. Congkak stream. Its just 7km from our RV point, cool flatties.

Don't be late, we ain't gonna wait!

Route Map

(Start) Pekan Bt 18 Hulu Langat - Kpg Gemi - Perez (S'gor/N9 border) Turn back
Kpg Gemi - Bt18 - Dam - Kpg Kuala Pansoon (R&R Sg. Congkak) - Bt 18 (End).

Total ride distance = 63km
Terrain = 9km of Genting Sempah type hills, some flatties & rolling hills.
*The route is moderate to a slightly tough, have a solid breakfast but not too heavy.
*Bring along a tube of CoolGel for cramps.
*To avoid cramps, have a teaspoon of Apple Vinegar.
View = Superb

ETA: 7:30 am sharp! Sorry we're not gonna wait this time round.
Pliz leave your house at 6 am after Subuh

Cycling directions
Start at: B52 / Bt 18 Hulu Langat

1. Head southwest on B52 toward B19 - 0.4 km

2. Turn left at B19 - 11.0 km
Arrive at: B19
3. Head southeast on B19 toward Jalan Sungai Lalang - 3 m

4. Turn left at B32 - 8.8 km
Arrive at: B32
5. Head west on B32 toward B19 - 8.8 km
*Selangor/N9 border, 400m above sea level.

6. Turn right at B19 - 11.0 km
7. Turn right at B52 - 0.2 km
Arrive at: B52
8. Head northeast on B52 - 11.7 km
Arrive at: B52
9. Head south on B52 - 3.6 km

Arrive at: Kampung Kuala Pansoon, Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia
*R&R by the Sg. Congkak Stream, best gile!!!

10. Head west on B52 - 7.7 km Arrive back at: Bt18 Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

040109 Poster boys anyone?

What an unusual day. It's so ungay. The sky was so gray...
Good for ridin' in the overcast, just to get tanned on purpose!
Surpassed the sleeping time limit. Zack was already smack in front of my place.
A clan was already waitin' for us when we arrived at tye RV point.
Sham Dewa was there by 7:15am
Shouted to Zanudin across the road. Too bad but he didn't hear us. Never mind.
As we're gettin' ready, to our surprise, Burn @ Bakar an old ridin' friend of mine arrived.
The last time we rode together was probably a year or more.
Burn was leadin' the pack & as we turned into Teras Jernang he was gone!

Without the usual breakfast we proceeded to meet up with Adik Ayie Nexus at Restaurant Sedap (Sodap ah Ayie?) near Mydin Putrajaya. Eagerly calling me every 5 minutes for the ride. Zack started the bike rollin' by asking me to take a shot of him trying to look "ganas serious". Maaf bro, banyak sangat makan budu, nampak kelakar pulak. Some "guys" would die for his calf, thigh & power packed bottom. Ha! Ha!

As we left P14 & coming to Persiaran Timur, Suhaimi PPZ with his new bling-bling Fuji blasted off the track like a jack rabbit pursued by Azwari gettin' away scott free (because he's ridin' a Scott USA). Yeah-Yeah, new bike, new power rejuvenated. All the way till the end of Persiaran Selatan approximately 3.5km, was a total mayhem as Fahmi joined the fray trying to capture the lead apparently goin' 50++ kph!

Hey...rider baru like Azwari getting away? Sham Dewa & Suhaimi PPZ pushing the limit? Tak bole jadi ni. Well, it lasted for only a few km. The guys having a good time laughing at each others antics. Macam budak2. True, cycling makes you feels like a kid. Plus you get a bunch of so called loony fellas. What can u expect? A fun ride!

The view was spectacular from PICC, you could see a whole things from here. The gloom doom about to crash sky made it more dramatic. Pull in your stomach & grin. The saucer like structure would be mistaken by an invading alien. What a stylo looking spaceship. These odd shaped astronauts wear rainbow coloured tights & spots large looking "bulge".
Md Noor Balung Ayam Merah (he wears a bright red hood/scarf/bandanna which looks like a chicken's comb). You could recognise him 10 miles away!

We opted for a cuppa in P9 but what was left was a couple off laksa, meehoon & some bits off pieces & leftovers. I snarled but apologetic at a guard for asking us to remove our bikes form the food court. Apparently "someone" complained of our presence. I said " Ask the person to come & see me!" Ending the conversation with a "...basikal 15 ribu" I know he was just doing his job but certainly there are people "somewhere up there" who doesn't.
Similar case near the Putrajaya Masjid, read the grouses here.
More issues & the official complaint from our PERS friend here.

That's not gonna mar our "Poster boys Fun ride in the Sun" more of fun in the Clouds actually.

Zack lookin' aggressive here,
Some fella goin' downhill up there.

Welcome to our starship. Beam us up Scotty!

Man CIOCC, Ismadi, Suhaimi PPZ, Fahmi,
Sham Dewa, Azwari, Zharin, Zack, & Adik Ayie.

Giving the thumbs -up, Md Noor Balung Ayam

A picture is worth a thousand kilometres.

Cycling Directions