Monday, January 24, 2011

Jan16 - Le Tua 100km

I had doubt riding the Le Tua 100km ride as it's a day after my company event plus the name Le Tua means everyone is going to race this, leaving me a puff a smoke farrr behind.

Anyway, trying to convince myself, this is not a race. KOM (King of the Mountain) trail is just for fun (brainwashed by someone). IR (Independent Racers) convoyed from Subang to Bukit Jelutong (starting area).

Starting line
Not a race but there's prize for the fastest male & female *ignore ignore ignore*

Many familiar faces. Starting time was suppose to be 7.30am but delay like usual.
MC was telling about Le Tua. Community. Sports & health. Blah blah blah....quickly...sun coming up liau
Alot of riders for a charity ride. I think nearly 2000ppl. Meaning alot of money since RM50 per pax. I was all compressed with my QuadSports, BV Calf Booster & no sunburn on my arms. Weather was great.

Riders rullllleeezzz!!!

Too bad there wasn't any pic of me on aero

The route is pretty alright just that our Malaysia road condition is never quite great. It would have been better and safer riding a MTB rather than road with the amount of potholes. We went thru "kampung" areas with rolling hills.
Of course, there came to a point where I had to braved myself and conquer the KOM. And here I thought there was only one KOM *grrr*

1st KOM Summit
There was water station at the 50km mark, a self pitstop at 70km (petrol station). O.J. was kind enuff to pull me for about 25km until we came across the "dragon back"
"Dragon back" err...i think has 7 lumps...not sure

I was ok at the 1st few lumps, but when I got to the 5th lump, the gradient was too great. I wasn't shy to get off the bike & push since my knees was starting to cramp.
Last KOM
The last 2 lumps gradient was milder but longer. I found out that I am able to climb whilst sitting upright rather than getting off my seat & grind.

After that was a pleasure riding back as going home always seemed shorter.

Got placing somemore

Anyone wanna buy my Size S shirt? I had to pay for this u know

I must have my finishing photo

Total distance was about 95km in like 4.5hrs. Hey!! I know I can ride 100km in an ok time. But if you wanna torture me, yeah, add the hills.

*majority of the photos were taken off other ppl's album. Thanks to them


Kenny said...

Wonderful lah Jennifer. I sure had fun too being my first official ride. What you do really inspire me... and goodness knows I need friends like that! :P Glad to have met you better and keep up the wonderful passion!

Here's my take as well on that ride... :

Jenn Jenn said...

fancy seeing u here. riding is my weakest sport. so i ride for fun eventhough i know i'll suffer. Anyway, it's a great place to meet new friends too