Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Melawati Jamboree 2015 Race Edition Full Loop

Beside Masjid Al-mardhiyah
Jalan Taman Melawati
Fasa 5 Taman Melawati
53100 Kuala Lumpur
W. P. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 Event Type:Jamboree Ride
 Start From:Sun, 26 Apr 2015  08:00 AM
 End To:Sun, 26 Apr 2015  01:30 PM
 Registration Fee:JAMBOREE (RM50) JAMBORACE (RM60) LIMITED 1300
 Closing Date :Fri, 17 Apr 2015  11:30 PM
 Attendance :1,268 Participants

My first back to back jamboree while having injured leg!

The day before the jamboree, I went to Bike Corner Mahkota Cheras to repair my bike due to gear shifting problem. Thank God he had the spare and my bike was fixed in no time. Due to heavy rain again the night before, I use wet lube again for the chain so that it can shift smoothly in wet muddy condition. Less slip this time, went down as early as 5.30am as usual I had my McDonald's Breakfast Wrap and some coffee for caffeine boost.

Reached the place quite late due to location hard to find. After parking my car, I headed straight to the caged area, flag off was at 8.30am. I didn't have my warm up time at all, so my startup was sluggish and not so front this time.

After a few spin, I managed to catch up with the fast riders. Heading to Kemensah Trail was a long ride.It is a very hard core trail, with a lot of high climbing and deadly downhill. The rain the night before made the trail extra muddy and slippery too. A lot of riders fell down while going downhill fast. I heard some riders had their eyes poked by bamboo shoots in the jungle. After 12km deadly trail, we meet up onroad again, that's when I had to chase the pro riders. I managed to finish the race with a position of Men's Open 28 Overall 64.