Sunday, October 10, 2010

Dahon Folding Bike Club KL City Ride 101010



Michelle and I got up really early this morning to join a city ride with some members of the Dahon Folding Bike Club of Kuala Lumpur.
We folded and packed our Dahon bicycles: a Speed P8 and Curve D3 onto our car before heading out to the Bukit Aman carpark in Kuala Lumpur.
The journey took about 20-minutes and when we reached the place, it was already full with cars.
It didn't take much effort to set up the bikes and just when we were done, Uncle Wee, one of the members arrived with his spanking new Speed P8 which is a 2010 model.
There were some noticeable improvements on the bicycle especially its rear deraileur and a basked attachment on its headset.
Wee bought they bicycle after he was offered a 20% discount at Rodalink's latest outlet in Bandar Botanic, Klang.
Later, Mior Aizuddin, another rider arrived at the scene followed by his boss Ng Sek San, a renowned architect.
I also saw a group of ladies with their GT folding bikes and had a glance of  Zakaria, one of our members who rode his new Speed TRP8 (modified tourer) and his son who rode a Red Curve D3.
Pauline Lee, our ride leader took the helm and led us to KLCC via Jalan Parlimen to Jalan Raja Laut.
Traffic was heavy as we manouvered our bicycles and a lot of people on the street were actually stunned by a group of folding bike riders.
It took us about 20 minutes to reach KLCC via Jalan Ampang where a part of  the road was closed to traffic for the Nike Run event.
We made our way to Nikko Hotel and continued our journey to the KL Tower.
By the time I reached the foothill, I was running out out energy.
Michelle rode all the way to the base of the tower while I accompanied a rider who had to push her bike because she was recovering from a fractured femur.
We parted ways at 09:30am as Michelle and I rode back to Bukit Aman carpark.
On the whole, it was an interesting ride.
We had a great time and will be looking forward to some future outings with the Dahon FBC KL riders.
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