Monday, August 10, 2009

July19 - Century Ride 2009 (Day2)

The big morning came. Our bikes all packed. We had our morning routine. Got a little lost getting there *shy shy* special thanks to Lynn’s GPS for getting us there on time.

We pumped up our tyres, packed up our energy food & extra essential. Bad timing when I needed the toilet few minutes before it started. As we were heading towards the entrance gate, we were told to wait instead coz it has started already. Zoom zoom zoom…bikes started passing us. So we rallied in.

The starting on the route was nice where all the bikes were cycling together. Drafting was also good. I followed Jezzamine & Gerard. After a while, I started falling back. I can confirm that cycling is my weakest leg.
In this “race”, there were 4 checkpoints. From checkpoint 2-3, we were provided a sticker as a qualification. Also we were provided food, drinks & fruits to refuel ourselves.
Special thanks for Joe & Vincent for their support during my tiresome ride. They both even got time to yamchar *shakehead*
Also special thanks for Jamie for her support, especially looking for nature toilet for girls…ahhaha
I was alone most of the ride. At some point, the sun was sooooo hot, I had to stop by the shade to catch my breathe. The power ladies caught up with me at Checkpoint 3. Checkpoint 4 felt ages. With only 10km to go, my knees started to give out. I had to stop a few times just to massage my right ITB. Thankfully I had my phone with me to update Keat Seong on my status.
Once I saw the finishing sign, I was soooo happy. Keat Seong was waiting for me with the camera in hand. I even came back with a van, so he thought that was my support car. I made sure I didn’t fall off the bike when I did my final stop due to the condition of my knees.
7hrs 30mins. I have no idea how I made this far. Lunch wasn’t even on my mind as I was too tired to be hungry. Got an earful from Keat Seong for not eating, since I packed so much as well, I needed to refuel my body for energy.

Great work to Frank, Lynn & Chin Chin also first timers like me who made it as well.
Congrats to our ladies rider who made a placing eg. Michelle, Lydia, HsingLing and Siok Bee.
They ran out of medals when I arrived, so had to provide my details for them to send it to me. Picture above is Keat Seong’s finisher medal. My first cycling reward.

We decided to drive back that night eventhough we were all dead-tired. Wei Kong took us to a restaurant pub for some good fried ikan bilis & fried chicken.

Now if u ask me, would I do this again. I would honestly say no. But then, I just need to gradually get my mileage into my legs and see how it goes. For now, a proper bike fitting is a must.

- end -

pics courtesy from Frank, Michelle, Jamie, misc, Keat Seong & myself :p

July19 - Century Ride 2009 (Day1)

I was going back & forth in my brains to decide if I should go for this. 160km woh…dun play play ah. The max I’ve actually done was only about 90-100km. After a few days worth of shower sessions, I made up my mind (showering makes me think better : )

Keat Seong & I decided to travel on our own rather than convoy since his mini car was only a 1.1 compared to the other Ferraris. For me, going back to hometown woh….embarrassing to get lost.

We met up with the others to collect our riding items eg. bike sticker, freebies. U Mobile was a big sponsor coz they gave out a lot of stuff such as cap, flask and even prepaid card. I find it funny that a supermarket was also a major sponsor for this event. The bike jersey & cycling shorts had the words “Pasaraya Ku”.

After that, we adjourned for something cold to eat. Along the way, we heard someone shouted “lenglui!!” and Michelle walked towards him =D we were all shaking our heads. Actually, she knows him. So ok lah…acceptable but just plain funny

We located the Crazy Ice Cream, which I remembered coming to during my childhood. Also paiseh abit when the patrons inside looking at us posing outside the shop. Seriously tourist lah…signboard also wanna take picture. But then the title is so fitting for us.

That night, we all had Ipoh’s favourite cuisine : Chicken Rice with Taugeh hahahha… really. Nearly 15-18 of us took up 3 tables, with plates of chicken, taugeh & bowls of juicy beef & fish balls.

- end of day 1-

pics courtesy from Frank, Michelle, Keat Seong & myself :p

Aug10 - Hair Wash at Faces SS2

Aug10 - A pair of Vincci Shoes for Sale

A pair of black platform Vincci shoes for sale.
Type : Platform peeptoe
Original Price : RM59.00
Selling for RM45.00 & neg
Only wore once last weekend at shopping mall.
Reason : My feet is not suited for peeptoe shoes.