KLMBH #211 Short Ride Log, May 6th 2012 @Sungai Buaya - by Scott Roberts
From Scott Roberts:
You should have seen Rob Spinks climbing each hill as it the terrain was flat! The bugger was only slow on technical sections and downhills, which is where I caught up to him. Then he gave into my sad looks and hung with me to the end!!! Great ride for a group of new Hares, and the paper/ signage was fantastic. Are you sure they were from France?! Maybe they’ve lived overseas too long :-)!
Yes, we finally got them ! Before scrolling down to the directions, some news:
Yep, after struggling with the former webhost to get the URL back, it’s now live and kicking at the same URL www.klmbh.org. I hear already the old timer saying “what, we loved our website, why did you do this to ussss”? Simple.
Posted on behalf of the Hares.
Date: Sunday May 6th, 2012
Hares: Bertrand Peuchot, Anders Tideman, Pierre-Jean Daniel, Frederic Clos, Jean-Philippe Race, with the support of the Sungai Buaya Cycling Club (SBCC)
Time: Briefing 09:15am, ride off 09:30am
Venue: Sungai Buaya, +3° 22’ 19.02”, +101° 31’ 40.32”
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A closer look at the area:
Description from the Hares
Good trails, various scenic views, good diversity of environments, this is also the place of an active mtb club, SBCC. You will ride in palm trees plantation, rubber trees, grass, river (the sungai “buaya“, ha, ha,ha!…), rocks, mud, road, double track, single track, no track.
This bash objective is to offer a trail to every level (… expert riders, rocket climbers, professional descenders, … you will probably recognize yourself in one of the categories we are aiming at !).
The Short Loop is 13km long, flatish through palm trees plantation, forests and open spaces. It is quite scenic and can be suitable for any kind of riders: confirmed, first timers or even trained kids (10+ yrs old) with their parents.
The Long Loop is about 32km long. The ride will alternate with fast flowing sections and, let’s say, slower ones. Actually, you may meet some slopes on the way (one is 115m high…), obviously some downhills too. It is quite long with some significant elevation so may be very challenging if you are not well prepared.
Long or short ride, absolutely mind to bring a lot of water as you need to be self sufficient, sun block as there will be several exposed parts, a first aid medical kit, spare tube, tools, your favorite snack, your bike.
Mind to slow down in the downhill sections and keep a safe clearance with the rider in front of you.
Sungai Buaya is located North of Kuala Lumpur.
There are two ways to get there: the highway or the road. We advise you to take the highway on the way back as it can be busy when you drive across Rawang on Sundays by mid-day.
Please park on the side of the road, in the grass. Coordinates: +3° 22’ 19.02”, +101° 31’ 40.32”
To register, you will have to cross the road and find the tent in the small street that goes around the stores (Jalan Kesumbarsari 1), 100m North of the parking location.
The briefing will be given in the area South of the parking lot. at 09:15.
On on !
So you’d rather go to the beach, climb the Mount Kinabalu or just hang out with your family and friends during the long week-end of Apr. 29th ? We heard you…
The KLMBH #211 is postponed to the following Sunday, May 6th ! Location will be the same as planned though, Sungai Buaya.
More time to prep’ up your legs and gain some extra stamina. See you there.
On On !