Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sunday ride after hiatus

Work has been a bitch these past week and I usually ended up half a sleep by 9pm. Have been missing my 10km rides a lot that my body aches here and there.

I finally have the opportunity to squuze in some cycling today. Enjoyed it immensely !

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Riding after 2 weeks of holiday and a BBQ

I am finally home from Hari Raya Haji and the Conference in Malacca. I regretted not bringing my bike to Malacca, the hotel was a golf resort which would have been an awesome ride.

I woke up early today aching to ride. I soon found out what long holiday and a BBQ does to your stamina. It was almost like my first time riding 10km.

Not wanting to feel beaten, I came back for more later at night.

Hope the weather is good tomorrow night!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sunday morning ride

It has been raining everyday day and night so imagine my joy when I woke up to a relatively dry sunday morning.

Hop on my bike and off to my usual flatland route. Excitement got me pushing hard and I was doing well, covering 7.5km in 30 mins, was looking forward to a 15km target.!

9km mark and I wished I didn't push so hard during the first 30 minute. In the excitement that morning I have also forgotten to bring water. Had to cut it short at 10km but highly satisfied that I got to ride after many days of rain.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Family ride during the Raya Qurban weekend

We went for a ride around the Ampat Tin Old Mine/ Lake. It's a nice scenic route around a big abandoned tin mine turned to water retaining lake. What a wonderful time riding with my famili and my brother and his kids.

The 5 km ride was too much for Adik. By the third KM Adik wa already half asleep in his seat :)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Hari Raya at Kedai Basikal Samy

It's Aidil Adha today and I am back in Jalan Ipoh for the Hari Raya weekend. Incase you're wondering, yes we brought the bikes with us :)

After friday prayers, I went to the famous Samy Bicycle Shop near Batu Chaves. I've just inherited a pair of disc brakes from my brother so we went there to get them installed. Very excited!

Upon checking we found that my Raleigh frame only supports rear disc brakes however my wheel base does not. Pretty disappointed as I could not use the parts at the moment.

I however found a handlebar that fits me better at Kedai Samy. The original Raleigh handlebar is a little short and creates stiffness on my shoulders as I have ermmm "broad shoulders". Got them for RM70 plus RM30 for the part that holds the handle bar to the bike that I have yet to learn the name for.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

10km5days day3

Today is my third day of trying to achieve my "Ride 10km for 5 days" goal. Started out as solo ride but at km 2 I was joined by Farid from PUSJ3.

I again hit a snag tonight when the same brake pad got stuck. I decided to remove the faulty brake pad and was left with just rear brakes. I don't think that would be a problem as I am not going at high speed.

I must admit that I have never took the time to check my bike or do any adjustment other than adjusting the seat height. Looks like I will need to spend some time this weekend checking and correcting any bad assembly job the bike shop may have done.

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