Essentially confined to barracks for the duration of the current lockdown, I have entertained myself by looking at my previous blog posts. A lot of those posts are about rides with the R@SKLs. Here are summaries of those rides, with photographs and links to the relevant posts.
HCL introduced me to his R@SKL friends after the 2016 Campaign for a Lane ride in Penang. A meeting I will remember for the “lost pedal” incident.
My first ride with the R@SKLs was in October that year. The Melaka Century ride had been cancelled at the last minute. Our hotel bookings were non-refundable. We decided to go to Melaka anyway and ride from there to Muar and back.
Note: I do get asked if my blog is about cycling or about food. The photograph above may understate the importance the R@SKLs put on good food and drink relative to cycling 😄.
A couple of the R@SKLs worked for CIMB, a leading ASEAN universal bank headquartered in Kuala Lumpur. Probably why we agreed to drive 120km to the start, ride 120km and drive 120km home.
Hospital Orang Asli to Bentong and back. About 140km and 2,450 metres of elevation. There is nothing more to say.
When we need a flat route, the ride from Kota Kemuning to Morib fits the bill.
Two things stand out for me from this 160km ride. The fright we had, and the question “Was I awesome?”
The Tien Hotel Residence was about to open its doors to the public. The R@SKLs were invited to give the place a pre-launch test drive.
We did a lot of riding in June. This one was from Kuala Kubu Bharu to Fraser’s Hill.
After the previous weekend’s climb to Fraser’s Hill we opted for the flat roads to Morib. We didn’t think about the climb to Jugra lighthouse.
Check back for Part 2.