Saturday, 11th July. What a day it has been! I guess it was the most gratifying ride yet this year… not to mention muscularly challenged!
Well, Saturday morning was greeted by a heavy downfall at my home. Of course I was really really worried. It has been a very long while since I rode, really ride, with the Doc…err… Dahlan. The last time we rode together was in September 2007 !
Anyway, the rain stopped around 7.30am.. alhamdulillah! So, I headed out towards Sungai Buloh Jejantas RnR, the RV place. Arrived there just on time, 8.00am…. First oder of business… fuel-up. Then meet up with the group… all unfamiliar faces ~ four of ’em (Zul-K1, Hidir-ZX10, Zaidi-929 & Nizam-CBR1000 )~ except for Dahlan. Ordered teh-o, and joined the guys for a quick breakfast. Half an hour later, we were off…
With Dahlan, sometimes we don’t know what await us…. and this time, he led the group through a short hiway excursion exiting into Rawang. It was a rather busy stretch the Rawang Tanjung Malim trunck road. Lots of lorries and cars… so, just shy of reaching Kuala Kubu Baru, we exited into the hiway again… Strangely its a relief to be on the straight road for a change… hehehehe….
Dahlan and me had an ‘okay’ nasi lemak here….. 🙂
Met with an old friend from my BNG days here – Shahril… Well, that’s that….. after a good teh-0 and such, we continued through yet another stretch of short blind corners and with lots of lorries, tour busses and cars… and the road surface….. hmmmmmm 😦 And when we arrived at the next fuel-up pitstop at Ringlet… it was almost heaven! Arms and legs (in fact whole body) really deserve the rest!
After this pitstop, we continued our journey only to be drenched! Yupp it rained (yet again for me) in Cameron! It was darned cold… plus the congested Tanah Rata & Berichang really was a bummer! Anyhow, the group pushed on all the way to the Simpang Pulai Hiway only to stop at the Green View Garden farm… After a glass of hot tea… and when it was time to continue or “long and winded” journey, the rain seemed like it has stopped.. but the road surface was still wet… so, most probably the ride down to Simpang Pulai would be a mild one…. and it was indeed… as it drizzled on and off along the way…
But Allah is great! Ten minutes or so later, rained totally stopped, and the road was dry (relatively)…. so… everyone started to push it a lil’ bit…. including me… hehehehe….. i’d say we covered a good distance in the dry…. I for one am pleased and contented!
Oooppppsss… alamost forgot. This ride’s objective was actually to celebrate Apai’s (Faizal) wedding at his parent’s home in Kuala Kangsar. We arrived his place at around 3.00pm…. still wet in certain places.. 🙂 An were told that the ceremonies were just over….
Lucky for us food were still served!
To Apai… semoga ikatan ini diberkati Allah dan berkekalan jua….
We spent a good 45 minutes at Apai’s place… then moved along to the Masjid in town (near MCKK). Zul had a chance to work on his lighting problem ~ it was not working all the way… turned out to be a connection malfunction on the switch.. he got that repaired without hassle….
After solat jama’ awal, and lazing around… just as the jemaah performed solat asar, we were off. The journey back was a rather ‘boring’ and ‘sleepy’ one… So, we stopped at Tapah RnR for a drink…. and re-fuel…
Then…. all the way back to KL. Arrived Sungai Buloh Jejantas RnR at 8.00pm. After an almost normal chit-chat and a cuppa… we bid adieu to head to our respective homes…. Some in Putrajaya, some in Gombak and some in Bangi… I am the only one in Shah Alam….
Till my next ride….. 🙂