akmal's bike park

akmal's bike park

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

RTW 11.03.2009 - New Route

Few events related to cycling happened during the Maulidur Rasul weekend:
  1. I finally saw (and took photos of) Marsya riding her bike all by herself - more on that later.
  2. Got news that Yad (a colleague at work, also an RTWer and MTBer) met with an accident at PCP on Sunday - still collecting facts.
  3. I discovered a new route for RTW.

So this morning I went out and tried the route. It's only halfway to work, and continued at Taman Mawar.

I went through Kota Puteri, Megah Ria, Taman Bukit Rinting, Taman Rinting, heading towards U-5 Sports Complex, and the small bridge ontowards Kampung Pasir Gudang Baru. There it clocked 7.2 km. Headed out to the interchange towards Taman Mawar. Then continued the usual route from there.

I went out at 0645 hours. Stats today (to):

  • Distance: 12.93km (ehhh... actually a bit farther by 100 meters)
  • Average speed: 20.0 km/h
  • Max speed: 39.7 km/h
  • Ride time: 38 mins 40 secs
  • Total ride time: about 46 minutes (traffic lights, crossing the road, etc.)
  • Number of hills: 2
  • Number of doggies: nil

Though the route seems to be shorter, the number shows otherwise. There are hills and a few traffic lights at cross junctions which eats up the ride time and total ride time (5 minutes idling time). Anyway, the differences are not quite big.

Alas, it was quite a high feeling, with the new route. Now I have an alternative, whenever I feel the urge to attack hills and enjoying a relaxed ride with stops at traffic lights, that is.

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