Thursday, August 29, 2013

Offroad Cycling Workshop for Folding Bikes

Time to give back...

My goal with the Malaysian Foldies Forums is to organize as many as two to three public workshops a year.
And its all free!
We don't profit from people who want to learn and are willing to share our knowledge to those who are keen.

Putting a plan together

Since I've created a Facebook page for the Malaysian Foldies, its been easier to get the word around. We have about 430 people who are active on the page and the numbers are growing. That said, it was not hard to get participation.
Our last workshop was held at an outfitter's store, where response was decent.
So, this time round, we had a good crowd with Master Bikepacker TT Siang as our guest speaker.
And our theme: "Basic Offroad Cycling for beginners". 
This is an "experiential" learning process where its split in two modules.
We have a sharing session at the Botanical Gardens and two sets of courses.
I took the first session by introducing the crowd to basic offroad riding.
Siang took on the second session and we cycled out to a simple course before heading to the Rover Trail.

Master Siang sharing his thoughts with the crowd
We assembled at the Kepong Botanical Gardens carpark in FRIM, and when I got there, the crowd was already waiting.
It was great to meet some old friends at the carpark and as soon as everyone was gathered, we got the ball rolling.

Samo, explaining on the finer points of the telescopic handlebar safety...
The crowd was pretty enthusiastic and our timing was perfect.
We cycled out towards the first course, which is a real short route with a decent terrain.
The participants were brought into the trail and shown some basic skills on how to handle and maneuver their bikes on uneven ground.

Setting out to the trail

The happy campers..
We concluded the first part and proceeded to the Rover Trail.
This is a bit tough for beginners, but everyone had made it.
One of the cyclist had broken his bike chain and re-joined us later.
When we exited the trail, I've decided to add a supplementary session where Siang shared about his penny stove and camping gear. 
This is a prelude to our next workshop: "Basic Bikecamping for beginners" which will be announced..

The master sharing his knowledge on camping stoves to the participants

And the best part: Makan!!!!
We concluded the workshop and headed off to Kepong for an early lunch.
As for the ride, we covered about 8km. 
Very short for those who expect a longer distance, but its enough to get the message across about offroad cycling.
So, that said, we are looking forward to more learning and sharing sessions with the foldies old or new...

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

KKB - Gap

It's all or nothing...

We've had our 24" folding bikes for more than two months and our goal is to cycle it in Penang on Sept 08.
The route is roughly about 82km with two critical hill courses.
I've cycled up the Genting Peras in Hulu Langat, Selangor on two training gigs and am pretty happy with the timing improvements.

A route less traveled

Michelle and I have been up the Sungai Chilling Fish Sanctuary with our Jetstreams.
Its a straight-forward 10km climb from Kuala Kubu Baru town.
The ride to Gap, which is the base of Fraser's Hill is roughly about 30km one-way.
I didn't reveal this to Michelle and our riding buddies were Kevin Tan, Vincent (Kevin's buddy) and our regular cycling kaki Mohd Radzi Md Noor.

Keen enthusiasm: Michelle and her Tern Link P9
Gear crunching and thigh busting climbs

Unlike Genting Peras, Genting Sempah and Raub, the KKB-Gap route is rather long with moderate inclines.
The average gradient is about 3% and the steepest slopes are measured at 5.8%.
We slowly made our way to the Selangor Dam after breakfast in KKB and was ahead of Kevin and Vincent who ride their carbon road bikes.
Along the way, we met a couple who was setting up their folding bike and a road bike.
Seems that the Dam visitors centre's staff was not happy on cyclists parking at their designated parking lot.
They were told to park elsewhere.
We rode past the Sungai Chilling Fish Sanctuary and began to climb the gradual slope towards a lay by area. 
There are literally no flat roads here but long slopes, so, I was averaging at 60-75rpm on the pedal.

Kevin and Vincent

The climb begins
It seems that Saturday is a good day to cycle up to the Gap as there are very few cyclists and vehicles plying the route.
Along the way, we met a lady on her mountain bike who was working her way up to Fraser's Hill. 
She was riding ahead of her group who were way back on the trail.
Half way through the course, we saw a signboard to indicate a historical site where a high-ranking British colonial official was shot dead in Oct 1951.
The historic figure was no other than Sir Henry Gurney.
Slowly, but surely, we inched our way towards the last few kilometres of the course and worked our way to the Gap.

Long climbs on the road to the Gap

The Gap at last!
It wasn't as tough as it seemed...

We took more than three hours to reach the Gap from KKB and averaged at 10km/h.
Kevin and Vincent were the first on the scene and I recalled him prompting me to go all the way up to Fraser's Hill, which is another 8km from the base.
He was too tired to do so, and we took a break at one of the stalls at the Gap.
There, we met a fellow cyclist on his touring bike.
I indulged on a conversation with the guy who told me that he regularly cycles from Sg Chilling to Fraser's Hill.
There were also a bunch of bikers on their BMW dual-purpose motorcycles.
One came up to us and related his experience on touring in Europe. He said he rode some 6,000km across the continent and said that cyclists are well-respected there.
After our fill, we began to roll downhill towards KKB.

The way down

About 15-minutes into the ride, we came across the lone lady cyclist.
I think she was not that enthusiastic about being greeted as she was working her way uphill.
Later, we saw her friends who were moving slowly with their heavily-laden bikes.
They were packing panniers and Michelle said these folks might spend a night up in Fraser's Hill.
After an hour of rolling downhill, we finally reached KKB and had lunch there before parting ways.
I told Kevin that I am saving the ride up to Fraser's Hill for our next outing.
Seeing as it is, this route may be our regular cycling course as the hill are not as steep as we had expected...

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Test ride: Tern Eclipse X20

Does it come in Black? 

Tern's 2012 Eurobike Award-winner, the Eclipse X20

For my next bike, I've pretty much narrowed it down to a 24" foldie from Tern.
The question was: "Which one?".
I've discussed with Joshua Hon of Tern Bicycles at length about the future of the 24" bike which he is an advocate of.
Josh told me that the product development team led by Eric Lin was on a project called the "Eclipse X20".
Basically, all the good stuff on a 24" award-winning frame.
It took me more than a year in waiting to receive my new bike and sometime in July, I was contacted by the local distributor K2 Asia about the availability of the bike.

A learning process

It was really easy to set up the bike.
But I don't have much experience tuning the gear shifters.

This is my first 20-speed bike using a front and rear derailleur.
The last time I rode a bike with such a feature was a Raleigh 14-speed road bike (1986 - 1997).

The FSA 50/34T chainrings
I took the bike for a short spin and realised that it yields a lot of power.
The gearing ratio is that of a road bike and if you are fit enough, you can actually keep up with a roadie when he's cruising at speeds up to 30km/h.
So, in short, this bike is built for speed.
It took me a while to get used to the 24" wheel size and the transition from riding a 20" folding bike to the larger 507mm (24") wheelbase.
On a flat road, it takes little effort to crank it up to 27km/h at a normal cruising speed.
I took this bike to work and found that it was real fun riding it.
Later, I realise that there was a creaking sound and a trip to Master Johnny Ng's store in Bandar Utama had solved the problem.
It turned out that a plastic spacer in the left crank arm was the cause of the matter.

Look ma! So few spokes!

One of the head-turning feature on this bike is the Kinetic pro wheelset with its aero-spokes. There are only 14 spokes on the front wheel and for a class 5 Kaiju (Japanese for Giant Beast) like me, its like gambling on the wheel holding up with much abuse.
My perception on the kinetic pro wheelset actually changed when I test-rode the Tern Verge X10.
That was also the deciding factor on me ending up with a larger high-performance bike from Tern. 
I took the Eclipse X20 out for longer rides and noticed that the fewer spokes on the front and rear wheels actually held up very well.
Eric Mah, Tern Bicycle's Marketing man told me that if the spokes are properly set and tuned, they are as strong as those found on normal wheelsets.

A thing of beauty: the Kinetic pro wheels
Living up to its high expectations...

The Eclipse X20 folds in a zip (less than 30 seconds) and weighing in at 10.7kgs, there's no issue lugging it around.
I found the lock-up on the OCL joint and Physis 3D handlebar latches rock-solid.
Learning from past experience, Tern had improvised the Physis handlebar and stem.
And on higher-end bikes, Tern uses the VRO syntace steering system.
This allows you to set the angle of the flat bar and a pair of Ergon GS-2 grips gives you full control of the bike.
A pair of Kinetic pro brakes with Ashima Aero brake shoes yield enough stopping power on any road conditions.
In short, this bike is responsive and really smooth.

SRAM Force rear derailleur

Sturdy: The VRO Syntace steering system

Respectable: the American Classic rear hub
Good bikes are meant to be ridden hard and far...

I must say that my level of fitness is below par.
And with such a good bike, my motivation is to shed more weight and gain more fun with the "Pirate-Ninja" as its fondly known.
The Eclipse X-20 is a bike that is never shy among larger bikes and if you ride it along with a group of fellas on 700cc and 26" bicycles.
Since it also folds really compact, I don't see any reason why 24" bikes cannot be used as a multi-modal commute vehicle.
All you need is a carry on cover and you are in business..
From the design and functionality point of view, I see a lot of potential for bikes such as the Eclipse to take on the road.
Everything on the Eclipse X20 is just right and for a pricetag of RM8K, I don't think its too far fetched.

Cycle to work: I rode the Pirate-ninja to work on a public holiday

Hill training with Kevin Tan, captain of the StarMetro cycling team
A little upgrade..

I've added a pair of MKS step-in urban pedals on the bike.
The MKS MTE-EZY pedals that came with the Eclipse X-20 are being kept as spares.
For safety, I've also mounted a Cateye Rapid 1 and Rapid 3 on the bike's seatpost.


The Tern Eclipse X-20 is a high-quality bike. 
It's simple and no-frills approach is meant to give you endless hours of fun on the road.
And like any other high-performance rides, the bike will have to be periodically-maintained for you to get the best out of it.


Five bikes were shipped in by Tern Bicycles to K2 Asia.
Two went up to Taiping and another three was sold in the Klang Valley.
K2 Asia said they are only bringing in the bikes later this year and would send out a new order for 2014. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Test ride: Tern Eclipse P9

A practical folding bike

I made plans to outfit Michelle, my wife with a 24" folding bike and my choice was the Tern Eclipse P9.
Why? It has a nice price point (RM2.8K) with some really good features.
The "P" designate on Tern's bike denotes "premium" components. 
This means the bike is packaged with lighter and better performing parts.

Michelle's Tern Eclipse P9
Built to perform

The Tern Eclipse P9 is one of five choices in the Eclipse family and it ranked fourth after the Eclipse P24h.
I picked this bike for its value for money as well as its design. Its aesthetically pleasing as well as it rides. 
It took little effort to assemble the bike straight out of the box.

Pre-ride tune-up

To get things rolling, I sent the bike to Master Johnny Ng's shop for a tune-up.
The shifter tension was set properly and Johnny had the intuition to mark the cable tension setting on the shifter's nob.
After the tune-up, we took it to a series of rides around the Putra Heights loop.

The avid brake lever and SRAM attack 9-speed grip shifter

Sturdy: The Physis-3 and Andros steering system

The mechanical disk brakes
On the straight a flat road, this bike can easily clock up to 24km/h. 
It takes little effort to cruise at that speed.
And the 9-speed transmission on the Eclipse made it easy to tackle hills and undulating terrain.
It takes a little getting used to when transiting from a 20" folding bike to a 24" ride.
I found the N-fold system really practical and fast, as the bike folds in a flash.
Lock-up on the physis 3 handlebar was also solid.
The disk brakes are pretty responsive after the tune-up and since its a mechanical system, maintenance is not expensive.
As premium-item, Tern packaged the bike with a set of Schwalbe Kojak 24 x 1.50 which is considered as one of the best for trekking bikes.

The Eclipse P9 experience...

Once on the road, this bike is firm and sturdy.
There were no flexing or jittery movement and having clocked in more than 150km, the bike dispels the impression that folding bicycles are clumsy, unsafe and inefficient.
We took this bike for short and middle distance rides around the Klang Valley and saw the potential of having it as our travel companion in bikepacking rides throughout the country.

Michelle during a climb to Genting Peras in Hulu Langat, Selangor
The Eclipse handles very well, and is very easy to maneuver and on climbs, we had no issues cranking it up the Genting Peras hill in Hulu Langat.
This is basically a 10km straight climb and the 9-speed ride had passed with flying colours.

Further upgrades

I've added a Selle Royal gel seat to the bike which became a highly appreciated addition.
For the pedals, I've replaced it with a pair of MKS EZY Esprit quick-release pedals.
And when it comes to safety, I've place a Cateye Rapid 3 blinker on the seatpost.

Standing tall among the road bikes.. 

Who should ride this bike? 

Basically, if you are shy of being seen on a small wheeler like the 20" or 16" and suffer from the "Circus Bear Syndrome", the Tern Eclipse P9 is an ideal choice.
Its slightly smaller than a 26" and the 700cc bike and it easily stands out in terms of performance and built quality.
The Eclipse is also designed to fold in a compact for to enable you to lug it into trains and buses.
I see this as an ideal way to pack and travel. Once folded, its doesn't get in people's way.
Right now, the Eclipse P9 is still under Tern Bicycle's inventory and if you want more details you can log into Tern's Eclipse P9 website 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Bigger and better bikes from Tern..

Good news for the Kaiju-sized cyclists..

The Node D7i, one sexy bike for the big fella!

Tern Bicycles had raised the bar again with the introduction of two new 24" bikes at the Eurobike 2013 show.
These new bikes are aimed at the commuter market and I think it would be really exciting as there are more choices in the 24" folding bike market.
One thing is for sure: if you have the "Circus Bear Syndrome" on riding a folding bike, this one is sure to alleviate your fears.
And like the smaller Terns, the Node folds really fast and is compact enough for you to lug it into the train and do some serious town-hopping and bikepacking! 
From the looks of it, the Node looks similar to Tern's successful Link D8 and P9's frame design.
As a matter of fact, this would be the Link-zilla that most big guys would appreciate having.
It can accommodate riders as tall as 6'5" at the maximum weight of 115kgs.

Node D7i

First on the line-up, is the new Node D7i.
Designed for tall and big people, the Node actually resembles Tern's ever popular Link D8 frame.
The Node D7i is packaged with an internal hub gear (7-speed, presumably a Nexus-7) and has all the bells and whistles which includes fenders, a dynamo hub with an integrated headlight and the award-winning seatpost pump.

Node D8


Node D8

D8s are popular here in Malaysia for its value for money and solid construction.
The Node D8 is a no-frills 24" bike with plenty to offer.
It will turn some heads with its nice colour scheme and this bike can be accessorized with Tern's portage rack, which is a real practical item on the bike in my humble opinion.

Samo's hope...

I would like to see a Node P9 and a Node S11i -- which I think, is not to far off. Since I am a great fan of the Link platform - especially the awesome Link P9, which is also presently the hottest 20" folding bike in Malaysia, I hope that Josh Hon and his team would consider a higher-end 24" bike like the Node P9 or P18 and the Node S11i. Or on the extreme end of the scale, a Node X10 and X20! Hahahha!!!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

To catch a flea...

Upgraded my cycling helmet..

I spent some time in search of a replacement helmet for my Limar 575.
The helmet had served me very well and since I found a hairline fracture on it with later became a gaping crack, time to change.

An offer I couldn't refuse

It took me two trips to Tukang Basikal Fook Sang in Sungai Way to finally convince me to spend on a decent quality helmet.
My choice was Bell Helmet's "Muni" which is meant for commuters. And the price at RM235 was not too bad.
The ultimate goal for me, is to score a Bell Super Helmet which is twice the price. But the wait is another thing.

Accessories: you've got to have it..

The Muni is an interesting product.
You can enhance it by adding a Blackburn Design Flea 2.0 USB rechargeable front light.
There is a slot on the helmet's visor which you can mount the light.
And as a complete package, there's also a special slot for the Flea backlight.

Availability: a perennial pain..

I asked the friendly lady at Fook Sang on whether the Blackburn products are available in Malaysia.
She told me that the agent did not import the product as they need a large sales volume for it.
Way it seems, it just made the people responsible for bringing in the Bell helmets as lazy and would only want to be in the comfort zone.
I was told that its more convenient to score a set of Blackburn Fleas through on-line stores abroad.
In such a case, I support local bike stores. If they cannot supply what I want, I turn my attention to on-line shops and so far, I have some really good experience dealing with them.

The Singapore connection..

I did more research on Blackburn's website and was led to a distributor in Singapore.
They had their phone number wrong as its no longer in service and when I finally got to speak to the person in charge, I was told that they do not sell outside Singapore.
"I cannot sell to Malaysia," he said.
Asked on whether there are any leads across the causeway, his response was: "I don't know.."
I guess this is the attitude of some Singaporeans on doing business with a Malaysian. Its sad.

Blackburn's customer service, well, some Americans can be totally ignorant..

So, there I was, no leads.
I logged into Blackburn's site and contacted them.

Hello Sam,

Thank you for your recent inquiry. Below is the link for a list of our distributors.


Amber Thomas
Customer Service Representative

735 Pacesetter Drive
Rantoul, IL 61866
Phone: 800-456-2355
It was hardly any help because there were no dealers from Malaysia.
So, I responded: 

Dear Amber, 

Not much help. 

"Malaysia" is not listed on your international distributor's list and your representative in Singapore isn't helpful at all.

Thank you anyway! 


 And Blackburn's final answer: 

Hello Sam,

If Malaysia is not listed then we don’t have a dealer in that area. I am sorry.


Amber Thomas
Customer Service Representative

735 Pacesetter Drive
Rantoul, IL 61866
Phone: 800-456-2355

Oh well, Ebay it is!

Well, having gone through so many hassles, I guess my best bet would be a visit to some stores on Ebay.
They are willing to ship to Malaysia. But that said, I might just pack in this order with some other stuff from where the lights are also sold.

The Road Warrior

The latest member of the Eclipse family..

I'm glad that I am not the only person who thinks that the 24" folding bike is an efficient way to get around.
Tern Bicycle's Senior Product manager Eric Lin further reinforces my thoughts when he said that team Tern had set out to produce a bike for the hardcore urban rider - hence the introduction of the Eclipse S18.
With its development shrouded in secrecy, very few people knew of this and I am proud to say that being in the "loop" does have its privileges.
The bike will debut in Eurobike 2013 and folding bike enthusiasts would have a chance to get a look at it up close and personal including test rides on Demo Day.

Big bike, small fold: the Tern Eclipse P18 - folded
All the good stuff packaged onto one bike

The new Eclipse P18 is meant for the serious urban commuter. 
It comes complete with a rear portage rack and the front spartan rack.
This means, you can snap on your panniers and bags for rides to the office.
I see a lot of potential on this bike - especially when it comes to intercity bikepacking.
The Eclipse folds pretty well and fast and once you pack it with a carry-on cover, no issues on bringing it up on a train.
Best of all, it's also packaged with the Joule III dynamo hub. This is an award-winning and green source of energy.
I tested this prior to its introduction at last year's Eurobike and I like it a lot.
The light is complemented with a Valo II headlight. This is said to be more efficient compared to the older Valo which comes standard on the Eclipse SS11i that is powered by the Joule HG dynamo hub.
So, that said, you don't need to purchase an additional headlight for your bike.

The Valo II
Versatility of the Andros stem

I've tested the Eclipse last year and it actually convinced me to pursue a 24" bike. 
That said, we committed ourselves to an Eclipse P9 (my wife is the owner) and an Eclipse X20.
There are some factors on why Tern's folding bikes would handle and perform very well.
When it comes to frame firmness, the OCL joint produces a solid lock-up.
Its complemented with the award-winning Physis 3D handlebar and steering system and I dare say that it maneuvers extremely well.
One particular advantage of the Andros steering system is the fact that you can adjust the height of the stem and handlebar to suit your style of riding.
And since its a single-piece stem, handling is superb.

Tern's latest: The Street Warrior
Pricing and availibility

The Street Warrior is priced at USD$2,100 (RM6.7k) excluding freight and tax costs.
And it will ship by the end of this year.
I am not sure if K2 Asia is interested in selling the bike as sales of their 24" bikes - Eclipse S11i is rather slow as there is a lukewarm reception for it.
Its not the case with the Eclipse X20 which is the hottest 24" folding bike in Malaysia where all five bikes that were specially shipped here were sold out.
To date, the Eclipse P18 is the third most expensive bike around with the Eclipse S11i and X20 at the top of the list. 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Something new from Tern Bicycles..

It just got better, and better! And its so gonna ROCK!!!!

Word has it that a new bike will be introduced at the Eurobike show this August 28.
I am very excited with the development of the bike as it is aimed for urban commute as well as some light touring.
The new bike is an addition to Tern Bicycle's stable of 24" folding bikes.
More to come on the mystery bike.. 

Return to Hulu Langat

A session long overdue..

I've made an arrangement with Kevin Tan, the Star Cycling Team captain to meet up at Pekan Bt 18, Hulu Langat for a training ride.
Our plan was to head out to Genting Peras (420metres) and conduct a simple training ride.
Its been nearly a year since I last set foot in this area.
The last time I rode was back in Aug 26, 2012 where I took about 3hours: 13minutes: 26seconds to cover a distance of 56km.
This was my last push before the CFAL 4 ride in Penang.
It was a feel good thing because I did the ride non-stop from Pekan Bt 18 - Genting Peras - Hulu Langat Dam - Pekan Bt 18.

With team captain Kevin Tan at the Kuala Kelawang junction
Road closure on Jalan Sg Lalang

There was a bad landslide at km 17 near Bt 19 and part of the road had collapsed.
So, no ride to the Hulu Langat Dam.
This had shortened the ride to 40km from Pekan Bt 18 - Genting Peras - Pekan Bt 18.
I met Kevin, who rode his Tern Verge X20 at a Chinese school near the Pekan Bt 18 town.
We were supposed to meet his friend Vincent, who was very keen in getting a Tern bike for himself.
While waiting, I saw a couple of familiar faces who rode out to Genting Peras.
We waited a bit and when Kevin's buddy had finally arrived, we rode out to the Kuala Kelawang junction.
Since it was a public holiday, the road conditions were absolutely perfect!

Ten kilometres of pain...

Capt'n leading the way
As usual, I was cranking up my bike rather slow.
On a fast bike like the Eclipse X20, I am technically a "Ninja Tortoise" (slow guy with a fast bike).
And on a 24" bike, the settings are totally different compared to a 20" ride.
There's plenty of power on the top end on a straight and when it comes to climbing, you'll need some effort.
While I was on the second chainring and the lowest gear, there as a grinding sound.
The bike's was experiencing a "chain-rub".
So, this left me with not much but the second largest cogwheel. 
We've passed "Dead Man's Climb" (some dude actually died on this stretch while climbing the infamous road to the junction from Bt 18 - Kuala Kelawang).

The dreaded "Dead Man's Climb"
Beyond the "Point of no return"...

I don't have much issues working my way up "Dead Man's Climb" and while I was at it, Kevin and Vincent were already waiting.
They signaled for a short break, but while I am still on my own momentum, I told them that I would like to carry on.
From "Dead Man's Climb" it was a sharp left-turn to climb "The Point of no return".
This is a straight-forward 10km climb to reach Genting Peras..

The Point of no return..
For any beginners, overcoming the stress of climbing the Point of no return to Genting Peras is something they must endure.
A word of advise: "Breathe properly, crank slowly and don't overexert yourself.."
The mid-point mark is an orang asli village and the toughest section was the last slope near the border of Selangor and Negeri Sembilan.

The final push to Genting Peras
There weren't many cyclists on that Saturday, so, we took our own sweet time climbing the slopes.
It was long, but not that steep.
Along the way, I realized that my level of fitness was not as good as before. 
Especially on the climb, my heart was beating faster than it should.
So, I took it rather easy and slowly made my way to the Genting Peras signboard.
Along with us was a lone roadie.
We chat with him a bit and carried on with taking snapshots of our bikes.
On the ride, we were the only guys cycling Tern folding bikes.

Made it! 
The Pirate-Ninja brotherhood
Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'...

It took us nearly an hour to climb Genting Peras.
Going back was an easy thing.
But Vincent had warned us about potholes along the stretch.
A cycling buddy of mine was hurt last year when he crashed. The poor dude had fractured his ribs.
We rolled down quickly and made our way back to Pekan Bt 18.

A small reward: Nasi Lemak Bungkus...
Not bad, after all...

My personal record set for Pekan Bt 18 - Genting Peras - Pekan Bt 18 was 2hours: 52minutes: 30 seconds on July 22, 2012.
Last Saturday,  I did it at 2hours: 46minutes: 39 seconds. A slight improvement despite the poor level of fitness that I am in.
To make it on the 84km round-island ride, I have to maintain my timing below 2hours and 46minutes.
So, that said, I do have two more weekends to train before hitting Penang to do the CFAL5.