Saturday, October 23, 2010

Putrajaya fun ride part 1

Michelle, at a section of the ride

A good day at the starting line

My faithful Dahon Speed P8

Hakim Amir (left) and Me
I had some decent sleep before waking up at 5am this morning. 
There were much to do as we packed our Dahon folding bicycles onto my little Perodua Myvi or the Huskymobile and headed off to Putrajaya.
We've planned this for two weeks and managed to attend the Ministry of Environment's Putrajaya Fun Ride. 
Early morning means hitting an empty road on Saturday, which is a breeze. 
From our home in Subang Jaya UEP, it takes about 25-minutes to drive to Precinct 4 where the MOE is located.
When we got there, there were already a small crowd getting ready with their bicycles. 
It didn't take much effort to set up our bikes, and I found that Michelle's Schwalbe Big Apple tires nearly flat. We had a tube changed last week.
Lucky for us, we brought along our Topeak Joe Blow foot pump and inflated the balloon tire.
As we were getting ready, a Proton Exora pulled over. The driver came out and called out my name.
It was Hakim Amir, my old classmate. What a coincidence as we've not crossed path for more than three decades.
As time drew closer for the event to begin, the GT girls came in full swing. 
We met them at the KL City ride and it was Wey, their leader who told me about the Putrajaya event.
The participants, fewer than 100 riders, were flagged off at 8:15am sharp...
Our ride took us to the Putrajaya lakeside and we caught a glimpse of some really scenic sites which you could hardly see while driving.
Cycling offered a different perspective of the country's administrative capital.
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