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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.

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