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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.