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