akmal's bike park

akmal's bike park

Monday, 3 January 2011

RTW 03.01.2011 - Year's first

Following a tip from PG Gerek guys who rode the new highway to Stulang on new year's eve, I decided to venture the L-Route from my house, via Kota Puteri Industrial Area and pedaled along the new, flat highway.
2.95 km out from the house, I turned into the highway. Virtually no cars or motorcyles, except for a couple of 4x4 parked there, possibly joggers whom I met running along the highway. The ride was fine and uneventful. I would say that the straight stretch is a bit of a low climbing gradient. It should be, for I managed to get only around 28 km/h average on it, compared to the usual 32 km/h on flats. Will check on this on the way back this evening insyaAllah.
However, at about 9 km point, my ride came to an abrupt halt. There is still a gap not yet connected by a bridge, over a river. Haha... my bad. Anyway, where there's a will, there's a path. No, I didn't swim or rafted across the river right there. Instead, I took a detour leftwards although I'm not familiar with the area. Eventually, I came to the side of U-Five, a famous place for indoor sports (badminton, futsal) in Pasir Gudang and Masai area. From there, I reconnected to my usual L-Route crossing the river at the jetty near Kg. Pasir Gudang Baru.
I had thought earlier that I would register an average speed higher than 25 km/h, door-to-door time of lesser than 28 minutes (although distance might be a bit longer, at about 11.5 km) and blog (brag?) about it. Obviously that didn't happen and this was the story instead.
With the hiccup, I managed to get to the office door only after 35 minutes pedaling out from my house. Not too bad, considering that I didn't have to backtrack quite far and was able to get to U-Five on first try out.
That's my first RTW for 2011, sprinkled with a dash of adventure (stupidity?). From the look of it, perhaps the highway can be used for RTW even when it's opened for vehicles. It's quite broad for a 2 lane highway, unlike the Pasir Gudang Highway. We'll see about that. For now, I'm waiting for that gap to be connected.
Stats today:
Out from home


Arrive office




Ride time

33' 53"



Ave. speed


Max speed




Good doggies



L-route kota puteri,

 Yukon, slicks, pakrak
Happy New Year, y'all.
Have a splendid year ahead.
Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

Ben Soon said...

Happy New Year to you too!