“A divorce no more crushed my heart, in fact I'm glad it happened and I met my new sayang who is lifting up my spirit. I swim, bike, run because she says so. I trained like a mad man being whipped from behind. I compete because I always want to beat my sayang in the race. I have heroes and one of them is my sayang. I'm an athlete, but like nobody else.”... try to be funny ehhh???
Bicycle Ride Sg. Koyan - Cameron Highland
After one of the running session at Seri Hartamas with Harum's group, we were lepaking, enjoying roti canai & teh tarik while discussing about organizing a ride trip on bicycle to somewhere. Then Fiza & me mentioned about how nice the route Sg. Koyan - Ringlet on motorbike. Suddenly, they kinda agreed to do this route which I think it will be quite challenging because the last 40km near to Ringlet, it will be uphill all the way. But since many of them are avid cyclists if not Ironman, they said sap sap sui la... I think it means kacang jer ni.
Fiza & me went to Sg Koyan on motorcycle, before that we stopped at Janda Baik to eat durian kampung at OP Doc Shah's orchard and follow with lunch. Then we waited for the rest of the group at pekan Bentong. Radzy helped transport Fiza's bicycle while I'm volunteering to drive a support car... am I clever or what? Actually, my butts still swollen from Audax 200km ride 2 weeks before. I don't think I can sit on seat post any longer.
At Sg Koyan we were staying at a hostel belong to Hasril who is an ex-army. He used to be an RMC cadet in 1993 not long after I was passing out. He also joining the group to ride until kampung.... errr I forgot what the name.
Those clever enough rode until Ringlet then took a ride in support car to one of the tea restaurants along the way to enjoy tea and scorns. Those wanted to show they are the strongest cyclists, continue their ride to Tanah Rata.
Steamboat dinner at the hotel
The next day, they rode back to Sg Koyan which took less than half time they rode up. Thank god no serious accident happened during the trip, except Jean had bad gastric until we have to bring her to 2 clinics in Ringlet.
Fiza & I planned to go for honeymoon immediately after the wedding but somehow Fiza's kids have to tag along because their father cancelled their school holiday trip together. We felt bad for them, so we decided to cancel the honeymoon and bring them to The Haven in Ipoh instead.
There were 3 blocks here and one of them is manage by a hotel, there was an infinity pool overlooking a lake and a wooded limestone hill. Our unit facing the lake and the view was fantastic. The unit was huge but a bit expensive if book at the hotel. Better check in AirBnb for cheaper option. We should have bring along our other 2 kids Ian & Dmi but they were having fun in Italy with the other side of the family.
I have done River Jungle Marathon series every year since 2011 and I thought of skipping it this year because I think the fee is getting more and more expensive. Luckily, just a day before the race I was offered a bib by OP Monzar because he unable to run the race due to family obligation. Thank you Monzar!
Since this is a marathon event with no timing chip, no placing and no cut off time, I always try to run it as slow as possible. This year I was planned to wear non-running attire and managed to convince Azmil to join me. So, he pretended to be a rubber tapper with headlamp and I became a rubber scraps lorry driver. Both of us chose to wear flannel shirts and shorts.
During the run, Rashid joined us from km10 all the way to finish line. We were so fortunate because the weather unlike past years this year gloomy until the last 2km. Unfortunately, the elevation was the killer, about 10km climbs at two hills Genting Perez and Bukit Hantu. Other than that, this is a fun run to us with…