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Airports Take 2

My cycling buddies were quite amused by the story of my ride to KLIA and KLIA2.  Especially the part where I was escorted along the ELITE Highway by a PLUSRonda vehicle.  There are alternate routes to KLIA, and Liang suggested a ride along one of those routes today.  I was the only one able to take him up on his suggestion.

Liang and I met at Bukit Jalil, and by 6.45am we were on our way onto the MEX Highway.  At the Putrajaya Toll Plaza we exited left toward Putrajaya and Cyberjaya.  At the next cloverleaf intersection we took the exit to the Pintasan Dengkil Bypass.  5km / 3mi later we left the Bypass and rode into Dengkil town.

KLIAs Take 2 Route

Liang has a regular breakfast stop in Dengkil.

Photograph courtesy of Google Maps

Photograph courtesy of Google Maps

It is a simple place.  A canopy under the trees provides a pleasant space for some tables and chairs.  We watched other cyclists ride by as we breakfasted on iced Milo and roti canai.

We rejoined the Pintasan Dengkil Bypass and followed the signs toward KLIA.  14km / 9mi later we were at KLIA.  From there it was 6km / 4mi to the Arrival Hall at KLIA2.  We thought we would try our luck one level down from the Departure Hall, where I had trouble getting my bike into the building on my first ride to the airport.

This time we took no chances.

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Photograph courtesy of Liang

The trolley trick worked.  We got a few interested looks from the security personnel, but were able to wheel our way around without questions.  We left our trolleys outside KluangStation while we had a drink and some nibbles.

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Two happy cyclists!

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Photograph courtesy of Liang

Photograph courtesy of Liang

Happy because we were able to get our bikes into the building.  And happy because the peanut butter and banana toast was awesome.

Photograph courtesy of Liang

Photograph courtesy of Liang

Watered and fed, we wheeled our trolleys back outside and reassembled our bikes.

We didn’t take a detour through Dengkil town on the way back to Bukit Jalil.  But we did stop at the Putrajaya Toll plaza and the Sri Kembangan R&R.  It had turned into a very hot morning, and after being broiled for an hour, we needed to rest in the shade and have a cold drink.

Take 2 was definitely an improvement over my first airport ride.  There is already interest in a Take 3.

About alchemyrider

I left Malaysia in 2008 as a non-cyclist. I am back home now with two road bikes and all the paraphernalia that goes with being addicted to cycling.

6 responses »

  1. the trolley trick was awesome…..

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  2. When there’s a ‘wheel’, there’s a way 😉

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  3. That is a brilliant idea haha Love it!

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