Friday, May 7, 2010

Day 1: The Flat, The Rolling, and The Almost-Wall

Day 1 of Interstate begins with a flattish and rolling route all the way for 110kms. We began the ride at Perak River Resort at 7.30am. It ends with a 30km climb and descend to Tasik Banding.

It rained early in the morning in Kuala Kangsar, but despite that, we flagged off about on time and by then, the rain had reduced to a light drizzle..

Off We Go!!

Everybody looking cheerful! Malcolm says hi!

Chilling out in the front with Vong. Sun was still behind the clouds, so I had my sunnies tucked behind my helmet. :)

First regroup and refill at Lenggong.

Oooo look~! 75km to Banding and 23km to Gerik!

As our peloton went through Gerik town, I spotted a KFC on the opposite side of the road. Yay! So we stopped and had lunch. The Air-Con was a life saver in that sweltering afternoon heat..

Our lovely supporters & Marshall car!

The scary descend after a long long climb. I had to overtake a trailer on the way down a highway with those line separators that can make ur wheel skid if you're not careful. Scary shit.

And an almost-wall up to the resort! Yay! We have arrived! 140 clicks done!

The view is beautiful at Tasik Banding from the resort.

All the bikes parked. Them Bikes can have their own Orgy Fest @ Night! woohoo.

After lunch, is the photo session. Everybody looking stoned.

..and still stoned after that..waiting for dinner..
the ladies get to go first! :D and the men wonder what is taking them so long. this is why. hahahaha

lots of hungry cyclists...

and a happy one taking two plates! hahaha

..for Vong who is the road safety and briefing emcee..that's just Don getting in the way. ;P

So that's a wrap for Day 1's 140 clicks. 180 clicks coming right up!


  1. Did I tell you that I will be doing a long ride from Davis to San Diego next year? :) Hope it will be as epic as the interstate ride that you did.

  2. that's great! can't wait to hear your experience! interstates are a wonderful experience.