14 November 2013

The Sufferfest IWBMATTKYT - In Door Trainer

The Sufferfest - Blender video is ideal for indoor training during winter and raining season now.
lender video -The Sufferfest  IWBMATTKYT
home trainer
Indoor rigs:
Blender Sufferfest MP4 video convert to DVD and play at TV.  Road bike attached to JetBlack turbo trainer. I bought a cheap Shimano R500 wheelset couple it with worn old Maxxis Detonator tyre and spare 12-28 SRAM Force cassette.. Need to buy trainer specific tyre - like Continental Home Trainer or Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Home Trainer tyre . These tyres are claimed to reduce the tyre-drum contact noise.
Time, cadence and heart rate monitor with Garmin Edge 500. Keep cool with portable fan at full speed.
Cycling suffering in raining season
 specific cheap heavy aluminum Shimano R500 rim for home trainer

Garage rigs: Kona Cinder-cone MTB with Sufferfest video installed in Laptop

09 November 2013

New 2014 model Boardman SLR9.8

New Super-light Racing model 9.8 - frame weight only 798g (100gm lighter that 2012 ver)
Mechanical and Di2 compatible cable routing
RM7121.35 (RM5.09 = £1)
Too bad, the new SLR frame will be available only in the UK

20 October 2013

Cycling for Health - 20km Raub Criterium at Taman Tasik

to have a health benefit - 30 minutes cycling, 5 days a week at moderate intensity.
young and middle age cyclist at Taman Tasik Raub

16 October 2013

Mountain Bike Trails at Bukit Rotan Tunggal

Cadangan asal adalah untuk berkayuh MTB di Trail Bukit Rotan Tunggal.
Kami bertujuh memulakan kayuhan pada jam 9pagi dari Pejabat Hutan Rotan Tunggal, Taman Sentosa, dan akan berkayuh sejauh 17km sehingga ke trails Jalan Tras.
Tapi selepas 6km, kami tidak menemui trails yang dilalui oleh Ah Chai, Ridzuan & Geng 4 tahun lalu.
Kawasan trails dipenuhi dengan semak-samun, paku-pakis, pokok dan buluh tumbang.
Berkali-kali kami terpaksa menebas laluan, menolak  memikul basikal, merangkak celah batang pokok tumbang.
Lebih banyak tolak dari mengayuh.
letih wow! ...asyik tolak, angkat je
lapar...
Kami sampai di menara  transmission electric TNB di belakang Taman Raub Jaya 6

Selepas 3 jam kami memutuskan untuk turun saja melalui jalan pintas, ke jalan besar.
Hajat kami ialah untuk berkelah di ulu Sungai Bilut, tapi di sini pun memadai untuk melepaskan lelah.
Sungguh banyak pacat....saya kena gigitan 4 ekor - 3 di kaki dan 1 di tangan. Pacat tidak hinggap di kaki penghisap rokok tegar. heran sungguh.


08 October 2013

MTB Training at Masjid Sempam Baru Car Park

Kawasan letak kereta ini hanya digunakan semasa solat jumaat sahaja. Berpasir dan berbatu di bahagian tepi, sesuai untuk menajamkan skil berMTB.
Tak punya masa untuk training, tempat ini lah yang saya gunakan untuk berlatih. 30 minit selang sehari sudah cukup.
Dulu tempat ni lapang, sekarang telah didirikan struktur / store dari besi/aluminuim untuk pembinaan bangunan baru Masjid Sempam

24 September 2013

Good Shoes for MTB platform pedal

Looking for new MTB shoes.... 
Sedang mencari kasut MTB platform pedal yang ada bagus grip dan tapak stiff, untuk cross country. Saya ada kasut clip-less MTB, tapi takut pakai untuk jalan off-road. Mana nak cari kasut FiveTen (5-10) , Teva shoes (bukan Theva Reborn ye) atau lain2 jenama?
New platform pedal - Exustar - model PB525
This is my 6 years old Skateboarding shoes - R20 (RTwenty), that was used  for birding. The out sole is hard and slip easily when I tested it with Exustar pedal, and fabric is already torn at toe-box.

 
Read a lot of good reviews about  Five Ten 5-10, and Teva shoes. I cant find this shoes at Raub so have to 
use other alternative. Alvin Lee , Raub's downhill rider bough this 5-10 from KSH (Taman Tun Dr. Ismail) TTDI, price RM315
.
Found this sneakers - Nike ROSHERUN FB at Al-Ikhsan , size 9 - price RM199. Very light and out-sole is soft, so it should give a good grip to the platform pedal.
Nice pink logo, greenish out-sole and thin fabric at toe-box. Laces are short, that will not interference with chain ring. But I don't like that long protruding pull tab - may cut it off.

01 September 2013

Merdeka Day Solo Ride at Grand Prix Kebangsaan 2013 Sirkit 3 Track

Grand Prix Kebangsaan 2013 Sirkit 3 - hosted by Pahang Bicycle Association at Raub. Caravan Serai Villas Resort was a venue where the riders and officials stay. The event  was also stat and finish there.
I did the solo ride at the same 52km track in reverse (anti-clock wise).
Here are few pics that I photographed with my handhone.
Pelaton climbing the hill at Bentong-Raub border, and passing Felda Bilut  below.
Mohd Shahrul Mat Amin from Terengganu Cycling Team (TSG) win the race.

Here my rides chart by Endomondo. Time could be better if I was not stopped by Traffic Policeman that controlled the event.  

25 August 2013

Mountain Bike Revisited

After so many months riding Road Bike and neglected the MTB, I clean the Kona frame, upgrade the XT hydraulic brake to a newer model. Change handlebar grips and  the tire to Maxxis 26x1.9 Larsen TT
MTB tires design by Steve Larsen
M785 hydraulic brake comes with fins to reduce heat

Yesterday Ahmad Syafik and I went for a refamiliarization of MTB riding. Noted that I already lost that bunny hop skill. :)
in front of Kg. Sempam Mosque (this old  mosque will be demolish soon, took this picture for history keeping)
Ahmad Syafiq on top of Ghani's Hill at Taman Muriara 1, Raub


18 August 2013

Syawal Ride - Bukit Krau 1 and Bukit Koman

Rider from SaxoBank/Tinkoff Bank and rider from Line7 Triathlon Team at Bukit Koman Police Station