• My Uber Experience

    I started using Uber service on Sep 6, 2014.  I took the ride service when I was coming back from Citroen Service Centre at Glenmarie.  Since then I have pretty much using Uber, more than Grab.  I believe in taking ride in a comfort of a family ride, or similar. Comfort, does not refer to business class nor luxury car rides.  I mean the comfort of a driver who would drive in the manner that he is driving his loved ones, family members, friends to places. Or I think I may be wrong in my own perception about Uber and Grab rides. About 20% of the Uber and Grab rides…

  • Tried Uber

    I am always fond for public transport, more so when I could get into one which I could walk and save some time between meetings for work or just doing my own errands. Where I am living and working at #welcometopuchong land, there is not much public transport averrable within the walking distance.  The nearest would be 3km away, which can imagine how hot and dangerous it would be walking on the roads.  More so, the Puchong roads have limited or no shoulder walk way.  So, pretty much we are walking on faith.

  • How an event turned from bad to worse

    Perhaps the organiser is absolutely not too sure about how to organise a large event, more so, one that involves the cycling community. This event was first clashed with the largest riding event in Penang, CFAL 2013.  However, the letter from the state department came in time to have the event postponed. The organiser given a new date, November 10, which is the coming Sunday, and again that is postponed to a new date, or rather until further notice.

  • Ever heard any riding to have meals?

    On Tuesday night, I went for a dinner, instead of driving there, I rode there. Not on a motorbike, well, I do not have one.  I went on bicycle. Good thing to do – eaten to fill the calories and then burnt them.  

  • Covering 12km of KL, 4 times

    The first time we rode in Kuala Lumpur City Centre was in 2011, when Redza organised the ride of Chinese New Year.  That was also the time I met Zafuan and his dear wife, KZ.  We went again to Kuala Lumpur City Center and surrounding as well as Stadium Merdeka (you can search my blog for these entries with the keywords – ride, cycling.  These rides were done before Perhimpunan 112, and we are truly glad that we brought our sons to the memorable venue) during the Hari Raya in 2012, again organised by Redza and I met Zafuan, KZ, Raymond and the rest again. Well, this time round, we…

  • Finally I Upgraded My Cycling Wheels

    I think my tire went flat just way too often even it did not hit any nail. The worst experience that I had with flat tire, 3 times in a night, when I ran of spare tubes. Few diagnosis with that flat tube incident, ‘snake bite’ when the pressure of the tube dropped tremendously during pedalling on high speed, loose spokes after pro-longed usage, and all these have got me thinking for sometime for getting a new set of wheels, which I did not, due to high costs. Last Saturday, I had a really good solo ride on KESAS Highway, although my back wheel constantly went flat, I think it…

  • Hill Training, with Cycling Buddies, Ciclismo Amici Style

    5 of us gathered at Pekan Batu 18 of Hulu Langat.  Actually from my car speedometer, the place is about 55KM from my house. I guess without the traffic jam and really slow drivers in the village, I should have been able to arrive the meeting in less than 30mins.  Well, it took me 45mins.  Can’t blame, as the Hulu Langat prefers their leisure time of driving.  Which, in a way, city folks, need to learn. I could post the Garmin route as I forgot to turn off the device, and it recorded my whole journey to home, then to Pedal Spot etc, LOL. About the ride, we started with…

  • It was Hallelujah, and then Hallelujah, Tears

    My legs cramped several times especially during the second killer climb of Balik Pulau, but we were delighted to smell the durian throughout the climb.  Just when I thought the climb was finally over, I overlooked that reaching Tanjung Bungah there was some hilly curves, with high traffic (cars, bicycles), I got my next leg cramped once we came out of Batu Ferringgi.  I took a 5minutes rest at a bus stop, which then many other cyclists stopped as well.  There was another 10km to head back to Esplanade Penang, which was the starting and finishing line for Campaign For A Lane, 4th edition, organised by G Club, a cycling…