Monday, July 23, 2012

Sunday Training @ Ulu Langat Batu 18 to Genting Peras

I have heard of this famous ride many times and I wanted to try it. On 22nd July 2012, I made it at last to this point. Besides me is Andrew Ng.
This is the route from Pekan Batu 18 Ulu Langat through the kampong and up to Genting Peras (Sometimes known as Genting Perez), a total of approximately 41km to and fro.
I waited for this coffee shop to open since 6.45am, Nam Wah Kopitiam seems to be the only one open in the early morning. Good nasi lemak bungkus, Hainanese breads and half boiled village eggs.....all these were essential for our climb....

And off we ascend into the beautiful kampong and hills of Ulu Langat.
 From the starting point to junction (Semenyih - Kuala Kelawang) is about 11km, the last stretch upon reaching the junction is tough and it's known as the "Dead Man" climb.

This is Sam Cheong, the one who organised this ride for us. Thanks Chief.
Taking a rest at the "junction", the week before we rode to the right side towards Semenyih with gorgeous views of water dam.Today we are heading left an undulating terrain. to the border of Negri Sembilan.
 All together there were 18 of us and many were riding for the first time in this route.

 The next 10km ascend was tough but a good training for my plan to ride in Penang this coming September 19 round the island (CFAL).

Paratrooper was here.
So was this Dahon Jetstream in fact there were two of them.
 All the happy faces having achieved the goal of the day. We will go for more.

A tragedy happened when Duuchee fell and fractured his shoulder. May he recover soon and see him back again. He was still strong enough (must be painful) to continue and ride down the hill to the "junction" and another 11km to his car. My respect to you bro.
An early lunch at Ulu Langat Seadfood Reastaurant & Beer Barden before we adjourned. Thanks again Sam for the wonder experience of Perez and I want more.....


Kash said...

Good morning Mr.Sin Tai Lim, you must be super fit by now, have a nice day! I'm going to sleep now,lol.

Sin Tai Lim said...

Morning Kash have a good sleep Ireland.