After the post Prelude To KLMBH #213 @ Sepang, 30th June 2012, SATURDAY (PLEASE READ!) and Mountain Biking At Night - Handy Tips For KLMBH #213, that you’ve all read for sure, here are the directions to Saturday Night Bash!
Date: SATURDAY 30th June, 2012, yes, Sa-tur-day evening ! It’s a NIGHT Bash, dude…
Hares: Winston Loo, Stanley Ng, Olivier Falcoz, Lloyd Laughlin, Jonathan Monteiro, Eric Chu, William Lai & Morris Heng
Time: Briefing 6.30pm, ride off 6.45pm
Sepang F1 International Circuit which is in the vicinity of KLIA/LCCT requires no introduction to most of us here. But for the benefit of those who has not been to SIC or the LCCT, we have prepared some directions below.
There are two ways to get there; via the ELITE highway or by the Putrajaya/Dengkil trunk road B15/B20. Which ever way you prefer, driving towards the directions of Sepang F1 Circuit or the LCCT, you will come by a roundabout (which is next to the Masjid SAS KLIA). The directions would begin from this roundabout (diriving towards the LCCT)
By the B15/B20 Putrajaya/Dengkil Road:
By ELITE Highway:
Description from the Hares
This night bash objective is to provide an introduction to night riding. For the record, this is not the first night bash as the very first one was in 2006. For those who missed it, it was set in Bukit Cahaya by Fakawi Chief himself and his crew. Yes, cracko riders were already doing night rides then, not many but there were a few. The numbers have since increased tremendously, thanks to the very successful Burung Hantu Jamboree in Melaka for the past 3 years, and so we thought to ourselves what a good time it would be to run the 2nd night bash. Well, this could be the beginning of many night bashes to come. So why Sepang? Our recces did not locate a “Bukit Cahaya” so we thought the bright lights of KLIA would light it up a little for us.
Good trails, scenic viewpoints in mostly palm plantations. This ride would fit the average weekend warriors and the scenic is tailored for kids. Overall, it is a quick and fast ride, but please remember to stop to take in the views of the airport.
The Scenic Ride
The Scenic Loop is approximately 11km long, 3 mini climbs and flat-ish through palm trees plantation, forests and open spaces. It is quite scenic and can be suitable for any kind of riders: first timers or even trained kids (10+ yrs old) with their parents.
The Long Ride
The Long Loop is about 24-25km long. The ride will alternate with fast flowing sections, mini climbs which you won’t even realize it is a climb! and a hike a bike section.
Do’s and Don’ts
Remember, whatever little wildlife that we have comes alive at night in our jungles, estates alike. When riding at night, you may encounter wild boars, cattle (Yes, cows are nocturnal as well), wild cats, burung hantus, snakes, lizards and others (1 of our hares would swear there’re crocs in there too), and if you are lucky enough to encounter one, please do not agitate it by chasing it with your state of art mountain bike, bunny hop them, trying to impress it with your super-duper 100,000 lumens biking lights, or worse still try to keep them as pets or ornaments. These animals/reptiles and whatnot are best left alone in their environment. Just slow down or move away from it.
When taking a rest, try not to lie/sit down in large patches of grass, etc. Do not stop by the swamp or pond and try to see if you can spot some bullfrogs or check if it is suitable for fishing.
Irregardless which loop you are targeting, please pack along sufficient water, some snacks, first aid kit, and your sense for adventure. Ride with your buddy/ies and oh ya, remember to charge your lights. If you can, bring a spare light (flashlight, keychain light, etc), so you don’t get left out in the dark in case your main light goes out for whatever reason.
As this is a night ride, be mindful to slow down in the downhill sections and keep a safe clearance with the rider in front of you. When it is dry, some trails can be a little slippery or soft due to the sandy top surface, not forgetting some ruts as well, so be mindful of your speed. Also, there is a section of grass where there might be small rocks lurking, waiting to stop your front wheel as you roll downhill, so be warned!!
BBQ after ride:
Our Naked Chef (aka Bash Piss) will be preparing some chicken Frankfurter hotdogs for the returning bikers, so do bring your chairs and chill after the ride. The hotdogs are priced at a measly RM 2.00, proceeds go to the T n’T and KLMBH fund. Beers and drinks will also be sold at the usual RM 6.00 and RM 2.00 respectively as per normal bashes.
On On !