The annual Campaign for a Lane (CFAL) ride is the most anticipated event on the R@SKL calendar. Planning starts in March, as soon as registration for CFAL opens.
The early birds get the best accommodation in Penang. A room at the Tien Hotel. Those who were slower off the mark get the next best thing. Shared accommodation at Tien Residences. Both locations are courtesy of TH Lim, who once again outdid himself as host extraordinaire.
TH took care of all the arrangments in Penang. Dehydration would not be a problem.
He went to Penang a few days early to make sure the hawker food was up to scratch.
He even provided custom-made caps for us.
All the rest of us had to do was arrange our travel and get our bikes to Pegasus in time to catch the transporter van.
R@SKLs started travelling early on Friday.
Including some from Hong Kong.
By lunchtime on Friday bikes were in a van and on the road from Kuala Lumpur to Penang.
Th’s host duties started early on Friday evening as the first wave of R@SKLs arrived at the Tien Hotel.
The festivities were interrupted by the arrival of the van carrying our bicycles.
Unloading expended a lot of calories, which of course had to be immediately replaced. So festivities recommenced at a hawker stall down the road from the Tien Hotel.
A sign of things to come . . . .