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”

“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””

My Solo Century Ride on a Touring Bike

Definition of Century Ride A century ride is a bicycle ride of 100 miles (160.9 km) or more within 12 hours, usually as a cycling club-sponsored event. Many cycling clubs sponsor an annual century ride as both a social event for cyclists and as a fund-raiser for the club’s other activities. Club-sponsored century rides typicallyContinue reading “My Solo Century Ride on a Touring Bike”

Putrajaya: The Cycling Capital of Malaysia

My earlier post on cycling in the haze in Putrajaya may not fully represents how beautiful this place is for cyclists and non cyclists alike (that’s my simplistic grouping of humankind in the world today). A week has passed and the air quality (and great pictures) has started to come back at Putrajaya and withContinue reading “Putrajaya: The Cycling Capital of Malaysia”

Cycling with Kids – Seven Fun and Safe Routes

My three boys sometimes follow me cycling during the weekends. When we do cycle as a family, my main concern is to find a suitable route that is safe, fun with facilities ie public toilets, stalls selling refreshment, etc. for the boys. Although the housing area that we are staying is a great place toContinue reading “Cycling with Kids – Seven Fun and Safe Routes”

Cycling up Bukit Malawati, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia

If you feel like doing some moderate climbing you can cycle up Bukit Malawati in Kuala Selangor. To make it more challenging leave your 30-speed mountain bike at home and bring out your 6-speed 20 inch tyre folding bikes to do the job. The hill used to be a strong fort for the Selangor SultanateContinue reading “Cycling up Bukit Malawati, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia”

Cycling along paddy fields in Sekinchan, Malaysia

To escape the city where I live I would go Sekinchan 60km away and get transported in the middle of paddy fields. Here you will have depending on months either soothing green fields with golden rice or meadow of brown hay welcoming you. Cycling paths between the paddy fields goes on for miles with hardlyContinue reading “Cycling along paddy fields in Sekinchan, Malaysia”

Eating Post Cycling

One of the benefits of cycling around for about 2 hours or so and in the process burned off 200 calories is the guilt-free sense of entitlement of a reward to eat food that easily doubles or triple the calories you have just burned off. I guess more cycling is in order now. Let’s ride!Continue reading “Eating Post Cycling”