Monday, 25 August 2014

BUKIT PUTUS CHALLENGE 2.0 21 August 2014



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The goodie bag

It is the 1st jamboree after Hari Raya and lots of Muslim friends train very hard for this..those food lover had a hard time during this jamboree. Many complained not enough training for this 3.5/5 difficulty track.Official finish time 1:43:41Rank 29/101 (mens open)55/189 (Overall)First time joining Race teamThank you KHS and Lnl Bikes





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I was actually signed up as a jamboree rider but last minute it was changed to race as it was more challenging. First time racing and it was a high chase in front of the pack.



A crash happen before we hit the offroad and I was at the side of the famous avanti rider Mohd Danny, well, a fast rider but bonk happen to everyone, or maybe he slow down too much until rider at the back hit him

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And bitten by 5 bees during a downhill section is a scary thing too..I can see the bee stinging my arm..scary as I try to bite them back..


Well I always train for climbing and when energy run low, my legs just want to give up on high hills climb. I shall improve on this mental thing and after a long climb up the pylon, downhill was the reward for all riders. But for me, I wouldn't take risk to go down too fast..Control is the key and I managed to clear some dangerous water runway along the descending.

My new bike is still giving some problems as the chain became dry after a long ride and dirt on it started jamming the drive train..three times the chain gave a loud sound, like cracking "krack"..I have to stop to wind back the chain and have to be gentle to it as I pedal. The flat part after a lots of climb was very intense as riders at the back were trying to overtake. Must do something about this.


After finishing and waiting for the result we ate a bit and took photos with other riders, then I go and ask the sensor guy for the result kindly, he gave and I was glad to know that I got 29th in the Men open category. Other riders tried to ask him but he turned them away asking them to check online after a day or two. Good for me as I can go back proud of my placing for the race. :P

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Here's another medal for the rack.