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Time for complete is nothing,Enjoy the journey is what we mean.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Lets See How Team Vista Grow .

Team Vista  is establish in December of 2010.From beginning about 6 members until 28 members in today. Lets see how Team Vista glow & change.
June 2010 only 6 cycling friends gathering week end ride with no jersey & team .

Dec 2010 members increase to 10  & the first 2010 Team Vista  jersey.

In June 2011 ,member increase to 18 persons & 2011 Team Vista  jersey.

In September 2011 member already increase to 28 persons.

Jan 2012 Team Vista  with 2012  team jersey.

Remark: Team Vista will keep on to share our happiness to all the cycling friends in the world. Hope every one RIDE FOR FUN!

Top Article In Year 2011

 In year 2011 ,Team Vista Penang have public a lot of story & article. The below is the top 3 article already been view more than a thousand & gain more attraction from the cyclist all over the world .Lets review it again!

1)Bicycle been stolen again! 脚车又被偷!

Lets see the article here(2380 page view in 2011):

2)Don't Join The Wrong Cycling Team.别選錯脚车隊伍

Let see the article here(2145 page view in 2011):

3)Why so many cyclist like to Ride For Fun ?

Let see the article here(2007 page view in 2011):

Hope the above article will let you more understand the cycling sport. Lets us Ride for Fun in this 2012 again! Thank you for viewing.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Fun Ride To Gunung Jerai (October 9, 2011)

Long time didn't have a nice trip like this.This is Team Vista first time go to another state to have a fun cycling event.The destination is a 1200 meter height moutain in Kedah state name: Gunung Jerai.

This event start at 6.30am( a bit early due to we all must driving almost 140 km to another state to start this event).Today morning is a raining day,all of us also worry about the weather.Due to if the rain didn't stop,is very dangerous for us to climb this mountain.This event total we have 29 rider to join.After we met all rider at Penang bridge, & we start driving to Kedah state.On the way of driving,the rain still falling.It is lucky that when we reach Gurun,Kedah the rain has stop.At about 8.00am ,we reach the bottom of Gunung Jerai.After park our car , we all set up our bike & ready to roll. Actual starting time to climd is 8.30am.We all one by one to climb the hill.

The total distance of this uphill tar road is 12 km(with out flat road).We split in three group.The first group is to lead & speed up to the hill,the second group is to cover some no stamina first group rider;& the last group is for the rookie.All the way to Gunung Jerai have 3 rest point.The 3 rest  point locate at 4km,7km & 10km in mid way of the up hill road.Air along the journey is very fresh.the up hill road is surrounding by wood & green.It make us  feel release & enjoy our riding.Even is uphill but we all not really feel tired because of the environment.Today event,we have 3 guest(2 ladies & one guy),one the lady using a very mini sizes folding bike to follow us. Tyre of this bike is so small(maybe 10 inch),but she also willing to completed quarter of the journey.

About 11am, all the rider safely reach the top of Gunung Jerai(is total 1200 meter above sea lever).On top of this mountain have a very beautiful & relax country resort hotel. The food of this hotel a bit expensive, but for the environment is worth for it.After our foods,we all took some nice photo & go surrounding to have a site viewing.We can have a bird view to see whole Kedah padi field,is really nice & relax your mind.

About 1.00pm we start to roll down  & go home. As usual up hill is slope & down hill will be very fast & danger.Only 15 minute,we all reach the car park.How amazing is that,up hill nearly 3 hours but down hill is only used 15 minute.This event was very special to Team Vista,because this is first time Team Vista"RIDE FOR FUN" to another state.For sure we will be back again.But when? who know,maybe next year.If our rider is free & willing to drive 140 km to come here again.

Friday, 9 September 2011

No U-Turn Ride (September 4, 2011)

Why this events called No U-TURN RIDE ? At first we name it Balik Pulau U-turn Ride, means we will ride from Relau To Balik Pulau & U-turn back.Total distance we expected is only 45 Km. But after the events start ,the route totally changing become 92 Km. What was happen to this event? Let see the events story as below:
Like normal,Team vista meet all the rider in Relau at 7.00am ,but this time due to some rider late;so slightly delay our flag off time.From 7.30am ,we start our events,we ride to Bukit Jambul road & enter the Bayan Lepas FTZ highway.This time the route is using outer coaster highway to Balik Pulau.On our way to Balik Pulau,we met a lot of local cyclist also go to Balik Pulau,.Maybe due to this coming week end have a big cycling round Penang island event. A lot of cyclist start to training for that.But not for Team Vista we just ride for fun.
About 9.00am ,we already reach Balik Pulau;so we strait go to the Balik Pulau market to have our breakfast.We all used 30 minute to finish our meal,and on that time one of the rider Kenny propose we ride to Titi Kerawang(Kerawang Bridge).He said is only extra 10km from the market.After we discuss,we all agreed to do this.So,we all start riding to Titi Kerawang.In this events,we have some soft ride joining.Normally they refuse to ride for a long distance.This time,due to majority rider also agreed to go,so they have no choice must also follow.
We all using about 30 minute to reach Titi Kerawang,and all of us take a rest in front of the bridge.After we take a 5 minute rest,we decided to change our plan to round Penang island(due to is U-turn back from here is more difficult than using round island road ride home)
But one thing we feel sorry for our two soft rider,that's no u-turn for them.They must follow us to complete this event with full round island routine.Today weather also not that good,the sky is grey & cloudy,so we must start to ride down to Teluk Bahang as soon as possible.When we reach Teluk Bahang,some rain drop is start falling.All of us didn't stop at Teluk Bahang, & keep on ride faster, hope that we can escape from the rain.The rain keep falling down & force us to use our maximum energy to cycling all the way to Gurney Drive.We feel that we are racing with the rain,& luckily we won it.
About 11.30am,we all reach Gurney Drive,the weather here is still cloudy but no rain.We stop for 5 minute, & start to ride to Batu Lancang road,we are using Batu lancang road through Gelugor road to go home.Due to the sky color is still grey,we have to ride faster to prevent the rain come again.
Finally,we all reach Relau at 1.00pm without wet.Some time fun ride is like this,you can't always follow what you plan,you can change it,if you feel that your event is not enough joy or fun.In this event,we only pity for that two soft riders.They join this event because they want to have short distance ride like U-turn back from Balik Pulau(only 40-45km), but in the end become a No U-Turn Ride(92km).Even the actual plan is change,but because of that also proving that every one also can ride for a long distance; whether he or she want to try or not?
Its a good new for Team Vista.We believe after this event,all Team Vista rider will not select event any more.Because for this type of 92km distance ride already can completed,so what-else event we cannot join.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Penang Historical Temple Ride & Malaysia National Day Ride (August 28 /31, 2011)

Sorry for the late public last week events story(due to long holiday,must take a rest with family). First,let see the event of Historical Temple ride (28-8-2011).As usual we start at 7.00am at Relau. This time the route is very shot. is really a fun ride,simple & very easy ride.We using Lintang Bukit Jambul cross to Bukit Gambir.From Jalan Bukit Gambir we ride to Jalan Majlis Negeri & use Jalan Batu Lancang to enter Jalan Ayer Itam & go to Jalan Bukit Bendera .
The Historical Chinese temple is below Bukit Bendera( Penang hill).By 8.45am we already reach the temple. This Temple is call Tee Kong Thuar(is mean Heaven God Temple). its already in Penang island more than 100 year.Every the nine day of Chinese New Year,a lot of Hock Kien people from Malaysia will come hear to pray. According to the believer of the Heaven God,this day also is his Birthday.We also can see the newly build railway from the side of the temple.The train is only carry passenger to Penang hill.This event is good for some new biker.Simple & easy,Total distance is only 28 Km & the time is only use 3 hour to complete.If you are new biker you also can arrange this type of event & enjoy the ride.

Ok,now let see the second event.This event also is fun ride,but a little bit harder than the Historical Temple ride. Due to 31 of August is Malaysia national day,so we named this event Malaysia National Day ride. We started this event in 7.30am.from Relau. We want to go to the place is call Carpet. Its not a real carpet,(due to this place is on top of the hill of Sungai Ara & cover by a piece of nice green glass flat land;)so Penang cyclist all call it Carpet.Its a off road & climbing event.We using Lintang Sungai Ara to enter the wood, all the road we rode is country road.On the side of the country road,also can see some small river & nice natural country side. After some easy & enjoy ride,before 2 km to Carpet;that's a small challenge. A 60 degree slop hill(local guy call it Antenna) we must climb before reach to the destination.Its not an easy climb for this slop ,some of the rider also must pushing their bike to climb the slop too. After cross the(Antenna)than you will feel very easy to reach Carpet. At 8.45am,we already complete the journey.

This event is a very short distance event,is only 20km ride.But due to is a off road & must climb some slop hill,so is slightly harder than the Historical Temple ride.Last week two event also is a fun ride event,but that's a different feel of off road & on road riding.For some new friend who join us last week,they said they really happy to have a two different style of fun ride in a week.Hope that TEAM VISTA will organise this type of event for them again. 

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Penang Highest Mountain Ride -August 21, 2011

Last week Team Vista has a very hard event. We are planning to ride to the top of  Penang Island . That's call Penang Hill, also can be name : Bukit Bendera. The height of the hill is above sea level 830 meter,total distance of the trail is nearly 5 km. This is the most highest & slop hill road trail that we never been try before.This time,due to we know that this is not an easy ride;so we decided to carry our bike with our car to meet all the rider at Botanical Garden.This garden is a main entrance to Penang hill.

At nearly 8.45am,all the team rider have arrived (total 14 rider for this event). We start to try this most difficult & hard trail.Heard from some experiences hill climber,total routine have only two rest point. The two rest point name 48 & 84 (the climber also don't know where this code came from,but every climber call that.) When start we already have to climb nearly 40 degree slop tar road. The slop is all the way(no flat land at all)& a lot of shard corner,some slop we feel that is nearly 60 degree. We all using nearly  30 minute to reach the first rest point(that's 48).We have two rider due to took their breakfast heavily & feeling not well(That is our team captain Ken & rider Tan).We took 20 minute to rest & let both of them to recover, after that we start to climb again.

From 48 to second rest point 84 is not that slop,but is still no flat land for us. We used about 15 minute to reach the second rest point 84. We stop at 84 to wait for the slow comer.In 84 rest point,that's serve a free drink & free coffee.Only thing is after drink you can donate some money that you like.This is to support for this rest point to keep on duty for all the hill climber & morning walker.We all using 20 minute in 84 & start to challenge the final trail.This time we all feel more energy(may be after have a cup of coffee in 84). Every one try their very best to finish the journey. At 10.50am,finally we all reach the top of Penang Island.Is feel great,we can view the whole Penang island like using a bird view,is really beautiful.This Sunday got a lot of tourist here.We also ask some tourist help us to took our group photo.One group of Taiwanese tourist invite us go to Taiwan to cycling with them,they say that they know Team Vista & very happy can meet us in Penang hill.
We rest at Penang Hill nearly 1 hour. In 12.00pm,we start to roll down,of cause when climb hill is slop & down hill will be very fast & dangerous.From Penang Hill down to the Botanical Garden we only use about 30 minute with two stop(due to must keep the break pad cool). You see climb hill time we used  nearly 2 hour but for down hill is only 30 minute,you can imagine how slop of the trail is.At 12.40pm,we all reach Botanical Garden,& today event Penang Highest Mountain Ride is end.

This week event is not an easy ride,but is not a difficult ride also.We all feel happy & have a lot of fun in the journey.For Team Vista,this is another type of  Ride For Fun too.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Single Speed Ride-August 7, 2011

This week the event is test our patience & body fitness purpose. We name the event Single Speed Ride,is mean all the rider will only can use a single gear without changing the gear to complete all the journey.This time we start at 7.30am ,due to early morning raining;so it slightly delay our flag off time. The routine of this event is from Relau via Sungai Ara through Gertak Sanggul.Total team rider & cycling friends who join this event is 22 person. The distance of this event is about 40 km & time to use is about 3 & half hours.
When start to ride is feel very difficult,becuase we all using high gear.We feel the bike can't roll due to the gear is too light.But we also worry about is we use low gear when climbing the slop will be difficult.So,we can see all cyclist keep pumping their leg to push the bike forward.Even though this morning the weather is cold,but our body is keep on sweating.Normal ride,we only used 40 minute to reach Gertak Sanggul,but this time we used nearly an hour to reach there.Is really tired & our body is all wet.We take a rest in Gertak Sanggul about 20 minute ,than we decided to go to Batu Maung market to have our break fast.
On the way to Batu Maung,maybe all of us already understand the rhythm of single speed,we can feel all the cyclist can ride faster , easier on the flat road & climbing the slop.At about 9.20am,we all reach Batu Maung market.Our team rider Eddie meet his friend in the market,& his friend invited us to have some nice fried pork & roast duck.(due to the market is having a Chinese Ghost festival celebration,it serve a lot fruits , roast duck,chicken & fried pork). We all enjoy the food that Eddie friends supply,it really taste good.
 We rest in the market for 40 minute. About 10.20am, we start to ride back to Relau,of cause we all using single speed to riding home too. We reach Relau about 11.15am & this Single Speed Ride event is end .Today journey to us is really different,is a good practice for patience & fitness. We will arrange this type of single speed ride in Team Vista event again. Is really a healthy & a good ride to us.