Friday, February 25, 2011

MKH Classic Ride 2nd Edition- Steel is Real

Sunday, March 20 · 7:30am - 4:00pm

Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Spanish Institute (UniKL MSI) Kulim Hi-Tech Park , 09000 Kulim, Kedah Coordinate :5.386" 100.574

More Info
Bicycle type
: Vintage and Retro Road Bike,
New Road Bike & Mountain Bike (are Welcome too).

Ride Concept
: Fun Ride , Enjoy you self , No Speed Limit

Entry Fee
: RM50 (Non-refundable)

: Full Tarmac (100km approximate)

Registration Closing
: 10 March 2010 or
upon reaching 300 Participant (Whichever comes first)

Contact Person
: Nizam 012-4202610, Megat 013-4331909,
Harun 012-4290029, Roslan Muhammad 012-5534026,
Kulim Lee 012-4221088

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

2 Day Betong road ride update

Ride Registration for MKH riders is now closed. We have about 30 road riders who has paid up and committed to ride for the 2 days. Below are the logistics of the ride and MKH ride & support expectations from all registered riders

Meeting logistic
  • We will meet at Pengkalan Hulu for breakfast at 6.30am. The coffee shop is 50m away (on the left) from the traffic light as you turn to the direction to Betong
  • Will leave at 7 am sharp for border parking for those who do not wish to drive over to Betong. For those who wish to drive into Betong, take note that you need your car registration card under your name or authorized letter by car owner.
  • We will quickly unload bicycles and place all our luggage into our official Support car (Phanter's 4WD). Pls keep to 1 small hand luggage since we have limited space to house 20+ bags
  • We will all proceed to immigration, note that you need Rm2 for immigration services
  • We will ride to the stating point Betong MTB shop 6km from the border.
For those who do not know where Pengkalan Hulu is and want to convoy to the meeting place, Meet at Petronas Kulim on the BKE after the 2nd toll at 5.30am. We will leave Petronas by latest 5.40am

Day 1 Ride Program
Distance ~125km. with 5-6 relatively short hills above 15% gradient, out of which 2 hills peaked at 19%. Betong roads are full of hills so pls ride conservatively. 1 regroup/water stop at top of 1 19% peak(~40km). 2nd Stop is a Bang Lang Dam for simple breakfast (~55km). There will be some local coffee shops and you need Thai Baht to purchase stuff . Note that the 1 and 2 stops food/water supply will be from our support car. We will use discretion on whether we need the 3rd stop along the ride. Expect to reach back in Betong at around 2.30 where will check into Penthouse Hotel. Rooms will twin sharing and you will decide who you want to partner with. Free and easy beyond this

Day 2 Ride Program
Distance ~50km Start riding at 8am (Malaysia Time) , pls have your breakfast before that, We will leave our luggage in either our support car or at the hotel (to be decided later). will ride to Piyamid tunnel (Tourist attraction spot) as our first destination. You will encounter 4km of climbing of up to 19-20% gradient. From here we have 2 option, for those who want to attempt 22% road climb will ride another 2-2.5km more and come back to Piyamid Tunnel. 2 option is to for riders who want to visit Piyamid Tunnel , you need to bring/prepare your slippers/sport shoes if you want to do this. we will leave Piyamid tunnel at approx 1 hour after arrival. Next short stop is at the Betong Hot Spring. will spend at max 30 min at that location, you can replenish your drinks there. Finally ride back to Betong for lunch (1 hour for lunch) before proceeding back to the border.

Ride and support expectation
Due to the nature of the extremely hilly ride and the fact that we are in Thailand, we will need for all riders to understand and adhere to a couple of simple expectations

1) The 1 and only support car is meant to make sure that we have a smooth and safe ride hence it has to move together with the whole group, it is not meant be an individual support vehicle. So with potentially huge gap in riders ability, adequacy of bike gearing we will bound to have riders who cannot follow the pace, we ask for riders who significantly fall back from the group pace to get on the support car and not hold the group back. you can however rejoin the group at the intended stop points. Bottom line, the support car has to continue to move to ensure safety and convenience of others and also not to get lost in a foreign country. Note that there is not cellphone communication in Betong (no roaming services !!!)

2) Pls be on time for for the rides, we need to work as a team. For those who are significantly late will be left behind and you can your free and easy day

Thank you
Lee and Danny

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Betong Thailand road ride

Update: Take note that the ride has been pulled in to Feb 19/20.

MKH is planning to organize a trial road ride to Betong Thailand on Feb 26/27. The ride is only open for MKH road riders only. This will be a 2 days 1 night ride covering 125kmh on day 1 and 50kmh on day 2. Due to the hilly terrain, a minimum of 39x26 gearing will be needed. If interested pls contact Kulim Lee or Danny. An estimated payment of rm 50 for room(twin sharing basis) + other logistic payment will be collected by latest 30th January 2011. If there is surplus funds it will be return after the ride. Additional note is that you will have to plan for your carpool arrangement to get to Betong or Malaysian Border. Again note that this ride is only open to MKH riders only to ease logistic planning.