Perfect day to cycle

Clear sky, perfect for cycling. Is it? Kinabalu Cycling Challenge 2008, which I mentioned on my previous post, was held on 14th December 2008 at 1Borneo. I think there was about more than 100 participants in three categories; Open, Junior A and Junior B. A few ladies participated the race and they were in Junior B. I would have joined the race to if my friend Harol had informed me earlier, not to win it but to test my own limit. Of course I have to use my only full suspension bike, its way heavier that those other rigid bike. I wonder when I’m going to start to “re-equip” my old rigid MTB bike. I still love my old Chrome MTB, which I bought when I was in UTM. Anyway, the race covers 86 KM, starting from 1Borneo to Serusup then back again. So that day I was the on the spot Race Official (just grab the official T-Shirt which was free) and took a ride on Harol’s Hilux, and take as much photo as I can. I must say, I was a bit glad I didn’t join the race, from the looks of it, it was damn hard man! Even Harol manage to ride until 43 KM before he surrender. Luckly we were there to pick him up and rode back to 1Borneo. There’s just one casualty, near Salut roundabout. The cyclist was drafting when the one in front of them suddenly stopped which cause the cyclist at the back collided with the first cyclist and fell tumbling down. I tell you, if you’re using a clip pedal and you’re involved in an accident, you better have the wits to quickly release your pedal and escape. Otherwise you’ll be tumbling down together with you bike. It’s not serious though, just a few scratch and a sprained ankle. Even if you didn’t win the race, everyone went back with a lucky draw prize, more that a hundred prizes. Maybe I’ll try to participate next year, if there is a next year.

Final race briefing
Final race briefing

Harol no. 006 and Mus who'll be driving Harol's Hilux
Harol no. 006 and Mus who'll be driving Harol's Hilux
That's a lot of nuts!
That's a lot of nuts!
On the spot Official hehehe
On the spot Official hehehe
Some of the support vehicle
Some of the support vehicle
What do you call them?
What do you call them?
Harol doing the uphill move hehehe
Harol doing the uphill move hehehe
Race leader?
Race leader?
Big size is not a reason for not cycling
Big size is not a reason for not cycling
I think this was somewhere near Rela Training Centre
I think this was somewhere near Rela Training Centre
Just reached Sulaman bridge when we saw them coming back already!
Just reached Sulaman bridge when we saw them coming back already!

Kinabalu Cycling Challenge; 2008

Some of the racer who didn't make it.
Some of the racer who didn't make it.

Kinabalu Cycling Challenge; 2008

Prize presentation at Gourment Lane, 1Borneo
Prize presentation at Gourment Lane, 1Borneo
Kinabalu Cycling Challenge; 2008
I think this is Junior A
I think this is Junior A
Kinabalu Cycling Challenge; 2008
 
Kinabalu Cycling Challenge; 2008
This goes out to all ladies out there. If they can do it, why can't you? Hehehe
This goes out to all ladies out there. If they can do it, why can't you? Hehehe
Casualty I mentioned earlier
Casualty I mentioned earlier
Prizes, yeah that many
Prizes, yeah that many

Kinabalu Cycling Challenge; 2008

Salute to the sponsors and Harol's back
Salute to the sponsors and Harol's back
These guys are from 1Borneo, thank you for the event venue
These guys are from 1Borneo, thank you for the event venue
Kinabalu Cycling Challenge 2008
 
Kinabalu Cycling Challenge; 2008
 
Kinabalu Cycling Challenge; 2008
I guess fishing hat is a standard accesories for photographers
I guess fishing hat is a standard accesories for photographers
Went to Bukit Padang after that where Meyers Tan took this photo.
 
Bukit Padang
 
I’m getting better and better tackling those technical trail, gaining my confidence.
 

The Geek

A so called geek who resides at North Borneo, in a not so little city anymore, formerly known as Api-Api to the locals, Jesselton to the colonialist. This geek is a Civil Engineer by profession, who have lots of ideas popping up while traveling, who will write whatever popped up in his mind and hopping the reader would not be so judgmental toward his writings. This geek is also a computer & internet junkie who love outdoor, which is pretty much contradicting to each other doesn’t it? This geek is good at almost everything but a master of none (read about this somewhere). People may perceive him as a very quiet, describe as phlegmatic person, yet he is quite a chatterbox to those whom he is really close or comfortable with. This geek thinks anime chicks are way cooler than a real chick hence why he also likes to watch it (not the chicks, but the anime). Not to be mistaken as watching a cartoon, anime to this geek and to most of anime follower are animation that are created and produce by the Japanese.

2 thoughts on “Perfect day to cycle

  • 29th December 2008 at 9:28 pm
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    uish!! i didn’t know their were that much of participates? hahaa.. something new in KK but mcm kinda lack in publication about it.

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  • 29th December 2008 at 11:05 pm
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    ya, but funny thing is, a newspaper delivery man wants to join but was turned down because his bicycle was out of what required HAHAHA

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