Date: Sunday, 31st March 2019
Venue: Bukit Beruntung
Time: 09:15 for the briefing, 09:30 sharp for On On
Hares: Caesar Ang “Doctor”, Carlo Ricotta “Cavallo”, Tarik Alkhalil “Goose”, Saad Khoury “Wish I bought my new bike earlier”, Joe “ Camel Toe”, Paul “Tickle me Bottom” Welfare, Cristian Correddu “Pussy Hunter”, Les Sposito “Sirpository”, Johan Shadzli “Dato Joe”, Patrick Hohenberger (HOPA “Hot Piece Of Ass”).
Follow Lebuhraya Utara - Selatan/E1 (NKVE) toward Ipoh
Take Exit 118 - Bkt. Beruntung toward Bkt. Beruntung/Serendah/Batang Kali
After exiting the toll, turn right at the traffic light onto Route 3208 towards Bukit Sentosa (Bukit Beruntung)
At the 1st set of traffic lights go straightAt the 2nd traffic light turn right toward Prima Beruntung
Continue going straight for 3km and you’ll see a sign board that says Jalan Mawar, turn right !! (Jalan Mawar 2a/1)
Go straight for 60m and you’ll see a row of abandon shop lots on your right
NO HELMET NO RIDE!!
What to say about this ride: spectacular, fast and flowing, the perfect bash for those of us who really enjoy riding on single track. The Usual Suspects return to our favourite haunt, this is the 4th time we chose this location, only 30 mins north of KL for the absolute best bash set here yet. The best sections from the past bashes (2016, 2017 & 2018) have been kept and we have added some brand new connections to challenge the most seasoned riders. In contrast to the Usual Suspects modus operandi of no hike-a-bike and 100% rideable, we have a 100m section for moderate pushing. Despite trying for weeks to connect to the most enjoyable downhill on the other side, we had to concede. No worries if you want to avoid this section, there will be signs to avoid it. Please do try it, the down is fast!
At around 18km on the long, you will really have some fun. We have cut a new section along a ridge then down a couple of redundant rubber terraces. Still not sure how we found it but Hell this is fun. 3 chain saws, a couple of changkul’s, 6 hardy trail builders and plenty of fun - OMG point the bike down and stay on (if you dare)!
Coining our now infamous guarantee from last year “We promise you an exhilarating ride though the wilderness and you’ll ooze with satisfaction at the end of our ride”. If you really don’t enjoy it, please let us know, we love a challenge.
THE SHORT RIDE is very a ridable trail and great fun. If you are a beginner or someone who has ridden previous KLMBH short ride bash and think it was too tough; come and enjoy this bash. You will ride easy downhill thorough wilderness, single track, covered palm and rubber plantation and very scenic area which is normally experienced by riders of the long ride. Even though the ride is approx. 18 km, it will feel like 12 km as the flowing trails will not take too much toll on your legs.
Short Ride will be approx.: 16km and 300m elevation
The Super Short Ride is for the younger riders this bash, especially for those who want to try their first bash. We have an ultra-short loop, however we recommend min 20” wheels though otherwise it may be a little too far in this heat.
Short Super Short Ride will be approx.: 10km and 200m elevation
THE LONG RIDE is just the best; put on your slick tyres and ride it like you stole it. Do not come if you want a ball’s out, super tough, near death experience, do come if you want a fast-paced circumnavigation of beautiful scenery, mainly single track, forest, rubber, palm oil etc. All the climbs are doable (if you are Carlo). The ride along the SG, Buaya is just perfect and has a balancing challenge towards the end. No worries, you will not fall far if you don’t make it.
Long ride will be 27km (without checks) and 600m elevation.
WHAT TO BRING
We recommend you bring a minimum of 3 litres of water, lots of mozzie repellent, sunblock, spare tube(s), cO2 canister, bicycle tool, bicycle pump, shock pump, a pair of shoes, cable ties, spare pedals, extra saddle, brake pads, and a an eagerness to have some serious fun.
TIPS FOR THE RIDE
Liquid is a must, we currently have a hot spell - you must heed this warning. Some of us went through 3 litres of fluid last weekend. The good news is there is a shop at around the half way mark on the long.
Electrolytes recommended if you are a mediocre rider attempting the long ride on a very hot day.
A camera to take selfie along the way.
Stay on Paper!!! If you ride and you are off paper, please do the right thing and back track to pick up paper and follow paper!!
Ride in a group and put on a big smile on your face, it helps to ease the pain.
Did we mention Stay on Paper!!!!!!!