Saturday, January 12, 2013

Cycling Diary - Fraser's Hill 15/11/2012

Diari Kayuh Seorang Macik

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.

Bersama group cap ayam di KKB

Doa sebelum kayuh

Tips from Yimster

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.

Tayar golek from KKB

Double lane highway dekat KKB dam

Then single lane & uphill all the way 


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.

In between pelotons

Regrouping points

Attempts to raise the bike seat

Bahagia dalam siksa

Generally, condition jalan fraser's lagi baik dari genting so idak ler terlalu menyiksakan kpd para rb's.  bagi macik kayuhan naek fraser's is all about gritting ur teeth and focusing on reaching the top.  jangan pikir banyak2, just letak kaki kat pedal and kayuh one km after another after another.... its doable as long as you focus.  even that final 8 killer km after the gap is not as bad as its made out to be...memang sangat challenging but then again, still doable.

Meehoon sup break @ the gap

Bersedia untuk attack the killer 8km

And the feeling upon reaching the clock tower? absolutely priceless!!!!!

Setiba di puncak...  absolute relief lol

Happy riders

Bersama group cap ayam di puncak FH


Yup, i did it, i really did it, siap julang beskal lagi hehehehe ;p

Macik oh macik

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.

Menunggu the rest

Akhirnya, all the musangkings

And finally, the descend

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 ;))

Selesai sudah alhamdulillah


Detail Kayuhan:
Total distance - 80km +
Total Time - about 7 jam total (plus sessi bergambo, makan2 & menunggu kengkawan)
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

6 comments:

lina said...

Fuh! Terbaek!

Best tengok gambar part julang basikal too. :)

p.s. dengar nye you going for FM at MWM ye? See you there. :)

Justiffa said...

Hi lina, u're not thinking of taking up cycling to crosstrain? its an enjoyable option ;))

Yup, ready onnot 42km in april hua3.... bukan apa its too good an event to miss la. and u're doing a full also? c u there then ;p

lina said...

I naik stationary bike je. ;)

Tu pun, suffer. xD

Yup, doing 42195 in Apr. See you there!

Justiffa said...

Hehehehe ;)

rogerpoh said...

Tahniah kepada semua.

Justiffa said...

Roger - TQ :)