Thursday, July 21, 2011

Happy Birthday...

Not celebrating with anyone!

Police: Show me your IC and driving license...
A: Alamak! License expired liao!
Police: Hey, do you forget your birthday???
A: Mmmmm......

Next time, you should have no excuse to forget to update your driving license once standardize the expiry date with your birth date! Now, if you are so 'forgetful' (as if) and you better find new excuses to tell policeman.

Let me suggest...

"I never celebrate birthday, I never know!"
"I am from orphanage, never care about birthday."
"Birthday, what is that?"

What next?

I suggest to standardize our birth date with all government-related-documents. Vehicle road tax, personal income tax, company registration, house assessment tax, land tax, passport, etc... All to this 'special' and personalized date, unique for everyone, thus should have no excuse or reason to forget or making forgetful.

What say you?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My CENTURY ride...

After 7 months on bicycling, spent hundreds of hours on tarmac, more than 6000km of distance. Finally I 'officially' took part in a cycling event, Century Ride Malaysia 2011. Off record, my actual first 'unofficial' event was Letua 100 ride. Not registered, by 'accident' I joined the ride without preparation after 2 weeks getting my bike.
Still, I was given the finisher medal!

This time, I went in with full preparation!

It was 'only' 160km, from Ipoh town, to small small 'kampungs', then back to Ipoh. Mostly flat road, but 2 challenging hills to climb after 90km. As a newbie, yet-first-year-rider, my main objective was to stay in front group (as possible) to finish within 5 hours. I have set my sight at finishing line when started to ride. My aim was clear, I need to reach before 5 hours mark, no matter what!

First half of distance, was relatively easy and maintained at high speed. At last 40km, alamak! I could see some stars, difficult to keep concentration, whole body ache... My motivation was high to keep on riding, still, tagged with few riders in a small peloton and we rode past one rider to another.

Counting down each km I passed, was just like magic booster and encouraged me to keep on riding. Crossing finishing line, finally I finished the ride!

I clocked at 4h46m, with average speed at 34km/h. Ranking 140th in my group, 215th in General Classification. My objective accomplished, and I achieved something, at least, during my 'virgin' outing.

Not forgetting, unusually lucky I got 2 lucky draws. A hamper of Nestle products and a-year-free subscription from Cycling Malaysia.

At least, I came home not empty-handed...

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Event 709

What did you do on 9th July 2011?

Were you in town Kuala Lumpur?
Did you join the 'Rakyat vs Government' rally?
Did you make yourself to wear in YELLOW?

Did you know what was really happening to our country?

It was Saturday, I had my usual training on cycling. Then stayed put at home, afraid of traffic jam in town...

So 'safe' myself!