Today Distance : 134 km Total Distance : 134 km
Today's Temp : 30 - 33c
Average Speed : 20.8 kmh max: 56.0
Time On Bike : 6 hr 25 mins
Average Climb : 2% max: 6%
Total Altitude : 284 m max: 176 m
Today's Spending : rm 28.10 Total: rm 28.10
Woke up early at 6am to adark morning,surprisingly I saw a full moon and few little stars . The ground is still wet after an heavy evening downpour.My sister already busy in the kitchen preparing my breakfast of fried mee hun and a cup of hot milo drink.Sharp at 7am I was already hit the road rather cautiously due to the wet road and also was fully loaded. I choose to ride pass the town center but quite disappointed not to meet up with anyone I know,guess most are still sleeping soundly.Shortly after Padang Ranges,I hit my 1st 100m climb of with a 6% gradient . Not much of a problem as i roll down to the entrance of Taiping later for a quick rest stop. Basically I am following route 1 with less traffic and mostly flat all the way to Butterworth. By noon , the sun is getting hot and again have a light lunch stop in Bagan serai. From Parit Buntar,the traffic started to get heavy on bumpy narrow road .Reached Butterworth at 3.30pm ,following the motor lane and onto the ferry for a 20min ride to Penang Island. The fare for bicycle is Rm 1.40. Brent , my riding partner appeared 4.30pm after I waited for 30min in a chinese coffee shop with a plate of Penang famous fied kuew tiew. We cycled together to a bike kafe only to find it was closed . While waiting for his fren Anne at 7pm, we had teh tarik in a mamak stall near Gurney Drive to discuss our bike trip. By 7.30pm we rode to Anne's rented condo where I will put up 3 nights.Thanks Anne!! Thanks also to Ming Kat and wife Eureka to drive all the way from Bukit Mertajam to meet me for dinner/supper.
From right : Anne - French environmentlist working for ngo in Penang, Ming Kat -from Bukit Mertajam drove to meet me , Brent - New Zelander sofeware engineer ,my riding partner. Me the bentrider and Eureka wife of Ming Kat.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Kuala Kangsar located 50km north of Ipoh and 32km north of Taiping,is the royal town where the Perak sultan's palace stands majesticaly in Bukit Chandan. A state Mosque and Muzuem also located there with a view on the scenic Perak river. Two bridges: the historical Iskandar bridge was built 1932 surviving the 2nd WW on route 1 from Ipoh to KK and the new bridge connecting from Parit to the water front, The new bridge comes to live at night when lighted up. The famous Malay College where only the rich and famous royal families entitle to study. The historical landmark is non other than the clock tower roundabout where i used to play hide & seek during kid's time. The chinese Tsung Wah primary and secondary school. Nowadays ,Kuala Kangsar started to attract masalleh tourists and a tourist information center was built near the roundabout with lots of beautiful decorations of flowers and plants around the town. You can even spot an American jet fighter Skyhawk. This is definately a good place to relex and enjoy life in a slow lane!
Imagination runs wild - Skyhawk landed in KK