25 June 2012

Raub 140km Ride

registration start from 2pm   23/6/2012 at Taman Tasik Raub
here Ijan and Sidek from Geng Jahaq (Kuantan)
meet old and new friends
race day  Sunday 24/6/2012
respect this cyclist - Azman bin Yeop Akil aka Man Besi, he completed the 140km
police team "Team Harimau Biru", lead by C/Inspector Nazlan
two of local cyclist from VoetPedate Cycling Team
talking about strategy before the race  hehe!
VoetPedale and GSM Kuantan Team - Nizam, Safri Hidayat and me
before the flag off by Tuan Hj. Edros, Pengarah Pelancungan Pahang
Notorious Bukit Cincin, many cyclist have to push their bicycle here

1st pit-stop /water-station at Budu
3rd/last water-station at Bentong. I stopped here at 1:15pm @ KM115  - Race DNF.  Very hot afternoon sun and tired leg and I don't want to force myself.  Never mind, at least I'm now Metric Centurion. hehe!
Banana and Participation Medal

16 June 2012

3rd time failed to conquered Bukit Cincin

My third attempted to scale the notorious Cincin Hill - failed
Pukul 6 ptg tadi pergi kayuh kat sini. Start betul-betul dari bus stop kaki bukit tu ..Kali ke 3 saya tak lepas. Kena stop ambik nafas...adoooi!
The weather is bad this week - haze- we can see the sun as a orange ball.
Air pollution index more than 100 (unhealthy) in most part of Malaysia. This is not good for outdoor activity such as cycling. Click HERE for latest API (air pollution index)

15 June 2012

Livestrong Cycling Team Apparel


Oakley Radar Metalic Red VR28
Oakley Radar Pitch
Bought this from Bashik Muhammad
Oakley Jaw Bone Livestrong

Oakley Polarized  Fast Jacket Asian  Fit

Livestrong Cycling Jerseys

11 June 2012

Garmin Edge 500 Chest Strap Battery Life

Garmin Edge 500 Chest Strap battery life, 6 months?
I bought the Garmin Edge 500 in December 2011. The display screen frozen I few days after testing it. So it was at Taiwan factory for repair and take 1 month to get it back.
Yesterday the Heart Rate sensor was non detected. I change the battery and viola it work.
I know that the claimed battery life for the main unit is 18 hours, but no body say anything about the chest strap battery life. The Garmin was used very moderately, about 30 minutes daily. The longest  ride was about 3 hours.
Use 50cent coin to open the battery compartment
CR2032 cost RM9.00
now the main unit can detect the chest strap sensor
change the old Battery with a new CR2032, close the cover back. After that the Heart rate was not shown in my Edge… To fix the problem, short-circuiting the monitor for a few minutes. Bypassing the battery contacts should cause a reset of the device. This could easily done with a paper clip or by inserting the battery in the wrong direction. The contacts of the monitor are installed in a way that the misplaced battery will only cause a bypass between the two contacts. Be careful: don’ t give reverse polarity to the device – only bypass the connectors! After this procedure the heart rate monitor build up a proper connection.
UPDATE Firmware:
 latest version 3.30

05 June 2012

Boardman SLR 9.8 Review

A very good review from Cycling Tips by Matt Wikstrom . Click HERE
Although my bike did not come with an integrated seat-post, and not with Zipp 202 tubular, this road bike is much better than my previous Argon18 in term of stiffness, handling and climbing efficacy. I was very confident with this frame that I managed to register 61km/hr down hill from Bukit Lee Ribber last Sunday. It may look slow for other, but that my record speed.
I didn't have problems with  derailleur cables noise/twang.
I agreed with him that this bike is for aggressive riders, that can stretch down for more aero position.
My old spine cannot do that for longer duration, so I put 4.5cm  spacers under the stem.
So far I'm happy with this bike. Compare with other top end carbon frame in the market it is value for money and looking forward for next 140km event organize end of this month.
Oh, I forget that I need more training!
Boardman SLR 9.8 on the wall

04 June 2012

Boardman to Bentong

Six of us from Raub went for 2+ hrs ride to Bentong.
Start at Simpang Krau 1 at 5.15pm
from (L) to (R); Bashik, Hj. Karim, Tabib, Shaiful Bahtiar and Jamaluddin
(L) to (R)- Tabib, Cikgu Ab Karim and Hj. Karim.
Tired looking face resting and waiting for other cyclists  at Simpang Lee Rubber, Bentong

ready to ride back to Raub after eating Akok Panas

02 June 2012

Training with Boardman SLR 9.8

Training with Boardman SLR 9.8 at Krau 1 during Agong Birthday Holiday
All the team members have their own plan for this holiday, so I ride alone at this usual route.

Boardman SLR 9.8 at Simpang Krau 1

Evening - I follow the group from Tourism Malaysia and Kelab Berbasikal Reborn testing their route for event with Minister of Tourism that will be held on Sunday (3/6/12)
 Kayuhan santai bersama Tuan Hj. Mohidin Ibrahim (Pegawai Khas kepada Ahli Parlimen Raub) - dry run untuk kayuahan dengan YB Dr. Yen Yen esok