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We Meet Again Mr. Dragon’s Back

It has been more than a year since I last rode the Dragon’s Back.  That roughly 14km / 8.7mi stretch of slopes in Bukit Jelutong.  The easier approach to slay the dragon is to turn onto Persiaran Mokhtar Dahari from the Guthrie Corridor Expressway.  (The late Mokhtar Dahari is Malaysia’s most-revered soccer player).  Turn left at the traffic light onto Jalan Paip, and then turn right 200 metres later onto Jalan Bukit Cerakah.  You are done with the Dragon’s Back when you get to the T-junction.

Dragonback Veloviewer

Graphic courtesy of veloviewer

Leslie suggested the ride.  Evelyn, Marco and I took the bait.

This is the Jalan Bukit Cerakah section of the Dragon’s Back.

Dragonback 4

We all made it over all those humps without incident.

Dragonback 3 Leslie

Photograph courtesy of Leslie

Even so, it could be a while before I tackle the Dragon’s Back again.

 

The highlight for me came at Warung Selera Ria in Kuang, where we stopped for sustenance.  Perhaps I haven’t been paying attention, but this was the first time I noticed this contraption.

Dragonback Eggs Marco

Photograph courtesy of Marco

Order half-boiled eggs, and this is what appears before you.  The hot water drains from the upper receptacle into the container below.  When all the water has drained out of the upper section, your eggs are ready to eat.

Ingenious!

 

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.

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