Sunday, July 15, 2012

Bukit Bandaraya Reservoir Attack

There has been many group of friends inviting me to join their off road expedition even before I decided my MTB. I really appreciate that and can't wait to explore the natural with them, at the same time I have less confidence to jump into their hardcore bandwagon before I re-train my stamina and skills.

With another few beginners like me, we have our regular "training sessions" by riding ourselves around some hilly roads in Setia Alam...


This route is also the weekly route that Sen Aik brings the groups for a night ride every Wednesday. One of the highlights is the attack to the peak of Bukit Bandaraya reservoir...


A 45-degree hill attack! Easy? Maybe but not for me now. It's a combination of skills and stamina as well as engaging the right gear to make it to the peak. My body strength is still not ready for the endurance, my right leg almost cramp on both attempts. The other friend successfully conquered the peak on the fifth attempt, while his friend holding a record of 12 successful attacks in a night! Salute!! Perhaps this is the first milestone for me - to successfully make it to the peak.

Put the serious matter aside, let's have some fun video I shot. This guy always misses our training sessions, raves that he could make it to the peak on first attempt. Let's see...