We opened out 2020 account with the 200km Pink Ride from Nilai to Port Dickson and back. As with the 2019 Pink Ride, a number of R@SKLs had never ridden that far before.
For reasons that I don’t recall, a small group of us rode 280km over two days from Kuantan to Gombak. We pedaled just over 230km on the first day.
COVID-19 restrictions meant that our next long ride was not until June. As soon as the interstate travel ban was lifted, we cycled to Port Dickson. PL and his brother SL hosted us in their beachfront apartments.
The next day we rode to Seremban and took the KTM Commuter the rest of the way.
ZT led us on a city ride to see the murals in downtown Kuala Lumpur. With a nice coffee break, of course.
There was a long weekend at the end of July. Port Dickson was again the destination. This time the Sungai Pelek ferry was running.
We again took the train from Seremban to Kuala Lumpur the next day. We got there in time for brunch.
The world was opening up in August. KO had been summoned back to work in Italy. His last ride with us was a wet one to Jugra.
HCP and I were the only two R@SKLs crazy enough to do this 300km within twenty hours ride. Walking included 😅.
Travel restrictions came and went. We grabbed the chance to ride and eat our way to Penang in September. Day One was from Tanjung Malim to Kampar.
On Day Two we rode to Taiping. SSH took us to a very nice seafood restaurant for dinner.
Rain on the way to Penang did not dampen our spirits. It was time to party once we got to Tien Hotel Residence and Tien Terrace.
This was the first year after many where there was no organised round-island ride. The R@SKLs did one anyway. And partied some more that evening.
Sunday was a hiking day for those who woke up early enough. As well as the day for many to head home.
HCP and I – the crazy ones – rode back to Kuala Lumpur from Monday to Wednesday. We both needed big meals after the ride to Kampar on Tuesday. We visited P’s friends at Taiwan Fructose (M) Sd. Bhd. on Wednesday.
That was the last ride I wrote about in 2020.
2021 started badly. There were restrictions on how far one could cycle. Inter-state travel has been off the cards for a long time. Inter-district travel has been curtailed too. This ride happened in one of those brief windows when inter-district travel was allowed.
We are all desperate to add to the R@SKLs riding history. It could be a long wait yet.