Bagi yang bekerja, cuti umum adalah sesuatu yg dinanti2kan dan bila cuti berturut hari, lagi la best kan hehehe. baru2 ni cuti deepavali dan awal muharam selang sehari of each other so apa lagi, macam2 plan timbul. macik & geng macik ended up with a back to back cycling expedition dan secara kebetulan dua2 melibatkan bukit.
Sebelum ni genting sempah & now fraser's hill.
Fraser's Hill, a quiet weekend getaway for stressed out city folks. also a great place to test one's uphill prowess in cycling. genting sempah times two... yup twice the distance folks therefore twice the challenge and for a novice macik like me sangat la the challenging uols wahahaha.
Sebenarnya geng macik mendapat invitation dari group cap ayam utk sertai kayuhan sempena launching jersi baru diorang. event yang sangat meriah and really, theres just something about kayuhan beramai2 yg generate a great feeling of comraderie.
We started our ride from bandar KKB and although the rain kinda messed up the timing, nobody really minded and was just as excited to push off. alhamdulillah a seasoned rider cautioned us not to push ourselves during the first 5km bcos the real uphill work was actually after the KKB dam. it wouldnt be a good idea to pancit awal2, maklum la kederat macik x banyak mane pun and sememangnye kena spread out wisely.
As they say, theres nothing like the luck of the ignorant... macik tatau what awaited me so macik kayuh jer, namun sambil kayuh tu macik dok tertanya2 gak la, "weh bila nak sampai nih?" wahahaha, mana idaknye rasa macam beskal kite tu asyik mendaki je tak abis2. but then of course its only to be expected bcos fraser's hill IS twice the distance of genting sempah.
And the feeling upon reaching the clock tower? absolutely priceless!!!!!
The break we took at the top of fraser's was longer than necessary tapi ada geng macik yang terpaksa menolak beskal naek the last few km. demi semangat menakluki bukit fraser mereka gagahkan jugak and by about 4pm, we finally made our way down. alhamdulillah kali ni macik dah ada skit2 skill melayan selekoh jadi tak la keras & tegak je atas beskal macik tu ekekeke. and macik tak abis2 bersyukur macik tukar kpd all weather tyres... masa turun tu ujan start balik and walaupun setakat renyai2 masih mencabar utk tyre rb yg kecik & kebotak2an tu.
And a word of caution to first timers cycling up fraser's hill... do bear in mind that going down isnt totally about descending, the last 5km at the kkb dam will involve cycling uphill again but very minimal. just dont let it catch u by surprise k ;))
Alhamdulillah sampai kkb in one 'piece' and in the right 'piece' of mind, one that's ready and willing to face the next uphill challenge.... cameron oh cameron here we come weeehooooooo ;))
Total distance - 80km +
Weather - redup with intermittent rain
Route - kkb ke gap ke puncak fraser's and back
Rating - doable but be prepared to grit your teeth and just do it lol