Bike Touring in Malaysia: Day 4 Port Dickson to Putrajaya 73.2 km

Kayuhan Mental (It’s all in your mind) and some life lessons from bike touring The noise from the group of families camping and having their BBQ party until very late after mid night made it quite difficult for me to fall asleep the night before. I was trying hard to get some rest knowing thatContinue reading “Bike Touring in Malaysia: Day 4 Port Dickson to Putrajaya 73.2 km”

Bike Touring in Malaysia : Day 3 Pengkalan Balak to Port Dickson 52km

Kayuhan Dalam Hujan (Cycling in the rain) Today was the day we had to say goodbye to Pengkalan Balak after our two night stop over. We packed our panniers very early in the morning and started to load them onto our bikes. Today’s cycling will be much heavier compared to yesterday when we were travellingContinue reading “Bike Touring in Malaysia : Day 3 Pengkalan Balak to Port Dickson 52km”

Bike Touring in Malaysia : Day 2 Pengkalan Balak to Malacca Town and back (62km)

“Kayuhan Lempeng dan Coconut Shake Klebang” Good Morning Malacca! All of us woke up early this morning feeling fully rested and raring to explore our environment since we got in very late last night. The program for the day was to cycle to Malacca Town which is about 32km away and spend the time exploringContinue reading “Bike Touring in Malaysia : Day 2 Pengkalan Balak to Malacca Town and back (62km)”

Bike Touring in Malaysia: Putrajaya to Malacca (Day 1: Putrajaya to Pengkalan Balak 114km)

The night before my first long bike tour I could not sleep well, call it excitement, nerves or what have you, but my mind was occupied with anticipation.That morning, I was up earlier than my alarm clock and I double checked the contents of my panniers and took out several things that I felt IContinue reading “Bike Touring in Malaysia: Putrajaya to Malacca (Day 1: Putrajaya to Pengkalan Balak 114km)”

Bike Touring in Malaysia: Putrajaya to Malacca and back (15- 18 November 2012) – PRELUDE

Sometimes the best experiences in life come from unplanned adventures, an impromptu decision to take a right turn instead of going straight ahead, or a spur of the moment decision to join a bike touring trip made up of people you hardly know. Most of my cycling adventures thus far had been solo rides andContinue reading “Bike Touring in Malaysia: Putrajaya to Malacca and back (15- 18 November 2012) – PRELUDE”

Bike Touring in Malaysia: Simple Malay phrases for survival on the road

One thing good about the internet, it is borderless and distance does not mean anything anymore. You can skype with a friend at the other side of the world, thousands of miles away real-time. Of course you still have the different time zones to deal with. Malaysia sits on GMT + 8 hours so byContinue reading “Bike Touring in Malaysia: Simple Malay phrases for survival on the road”

Shah Alam Getting A New Bike Lane

Bike lane connects small parks to schools in Section 2, 3 and 4 BY CHRISTINA LOW CHRISTINALOW@THESTAR.COM.MY Ameer Danial Sallahuddin, his brother Arash Imran and friend Haziq Shah Zainal cycling along the designated lane in Section 4, Shah Alam, daily. – By CHRISTINA LOW / The Star CYCLING enthusiasts in Shah Alam will soon beContinue reading “Shah Alam Getting A New Bike Lane”

Economics 101 of Cycling

There is a growing debate and criticisms of recreational weekend cycling activities that claim to be doing good for the environment ie “greenwashing”. Some claims that only utility cycling (carrying and transporting goods on a bicycle, trishaw, etc) and bicycle commuting for work or school (activities which otherwise would be done using vehicles that consumeContinue reading “Economics 101 of Cycling”

Bringing (Sexy) Cycling Back

Sixty years ago, I could imagine that cycling must be so commonplace in Malaysia. In many old P Ramlee movies like Bujang Lapok, Seniman Bujang Lapok, and Ibu Mertuaku, we can see that cycling was a major mode of transport for the common people while the rich segment of our society was being driven aroundContinue reading “Bringing (Sexy) Cycling Back”

“All Glory Comes From Daring To Begin”

Saya selalu juga membaca blog blog kisah kembara berbasikal mengelilingi dunia yang kadang kadang memakan masa lebih dari setahun dan saya selalu berfikir mampukah saya meninggalkan kerjaya, isteri dan anak anak dalam tempoh yang begitu lama untuk mengejar minat berbasikal dan mengembara. Saya tabik kepada mereka mereka yang mampu melakukan pengorbananan sedemikian tinggi. Sebenarnya sudahContinue reading ““All Glory Comes From Daring To Begin””