Tuesday, June 30, 2009

5 in 1 Weekend

Eyeball @ 9W2MDY

Specially organized by 9w2mdy night before his lovely daughter Ika's wedding day. Me, Jen, Vol, Jiz & GTi hv been asked by mdy to prepare "Sup Tulang" as a main dish for the guest that coming to the eyeball that night. Even though it just a single menu for us to prepare, but we took our tasks seriously as we do not want to jeopardize our host program and his reputations. Trusted me if not because of our friendships being a Radio Amateur (RA) and the host was someone that we well respected...we surely refuse to handle such tasks.

Alhamdullilah everything goes as planned that night, all guest mostly RA stations coming & returned home with a smile and of course wit
h their tummy loaded with sup tulang, bee hoon daging, roti canai/bomm, capati, apam !! Oh yea not to forget our special guests, 8 ORARI RA stations that coming all the ways from Riau Islands. They took a long hours journey to meet us here in shah alam inconjuction with these wedding. And for me they hv shown a truly RA spirit & friendships that we have built thru the amateur airwaves...Salute!

Cycling @ Setia Alam

Saturday morning, as usual i & jen gathered at 8am at Vol hse. Event though i return home at 3am..my spirit really boost up this morning, coz I've few new stuff fixed on my Raleigh...hehehe. Looking at the sky it show a great & blessing weather for us to do cycling. And we've decided to enhance our usual route frm 24km to 30km...cycling from a easy flat road to a hard line uphills with a sharp downhills attack end up me & vol accomplished 36km with an average speed of 21 km/h. Btw, don't ask me bout jen...coz he find his own 'bangla pergi pasar' way back home.

Our end point as usual is sri melur rest...plan to have quick breakfast there as we'll going to attend mdy harmonic wedding in the noon. Unfortunately 1 thing happen there while we almost finish our breakfast...I've been provoke with a nasty words by an arrogant wira driver probably drunk and crazy, he so daring parked his car at reserve parking for disable people..at the same time nearly smack jen bicycle that lie-down there. With his stylo walks he then shouted & mumbling at me..."ko apa pandang2...blah..blah..blah..blah"which is really make all my cooling fuses burned out...he was so lucky coz Vol became peacemaker or else..hmmmmm.

Wedding @ 9W2MDY

Upon reaching mdy house, my ears catches a very ha
ppening song played for the bridegroom and guests. While having my foods, LKB whisper at me that the CD's was specially flown from France by mdy new son-in-law. ;) or perhaps it also a tribute to Michael Jackson : The King of Pop...R.I.P King.Waiting me there was 8 ORARI RA station lead by YE5RA Pak Raja, they were planing to go shopping right after mdy receptions. As the group will going to Eyeball at D'Tasik Rest, UNITEN for dinner organized by MARES, we decided to bring them to new shopping mall AEON @ Bkt. Tinggi Klang. Me, BDZ, DNO, YDP & CLS spend 2 hours windows shopping with them there and then bring them back to INTEKMA Resort Shah Alam by 6pm. I wish i can spend more time with them but i need to rushed back home to fetch my daughter return frm her school trips.

Click to view Ika's wedding pictures

Cycling @ Setia Alam-Shah Alam-Klang-Setia Alam and ORARI group

Rainy Sunday morning, i woke up early as we plan to cycle at 7am. Reached Setia Alam by 715am and while waiting vol to arrive recd sms that jen decided to start cycling without wait for us. His main reason coz he does not want to be late bring Pak Raja group to bus station..hmmmmm or perhaps jen do not want to be left far behind us with his powderfull merida touring bike huhuhu

I & vol decided to cycling to Intekma and having ou
r breakfast in shah alam this morning. We started our routes frm jln meru to bkt rajah toll then enter sek.7 before arrive at Intekma located at Sek.6. My toughest challenge was climbing up hill near the UiTM main entrance and took us 40 minutes cycling 19km frm Setia Alam to Intekma Resort. Upon reaching the resort lobby i saw Pak Raja and his group has ready waiting for their transporters. We caught them to a surprise when coming with bicycle or they called "sepader" i hope i've spelled it correctly.. hehehe

While waiting their transporters, we just chit chat low watts but high density subject with Pak Raja & group and finally bdz arrived follow by jen after 45minutes waiting..that really clear their rainbow faces and butterfly in their stomach..hehehe. We then start back our cycling to our next point which is sek.17 bus station. By 1030am the next pak raja & group transporter take them to Johor before they need to take Ferry back home. Right after the bus depart, we cycling to our next point for our free breakfast...in mdy house. :)

After our quick & simple breakfast, i & vol continue our cycling to our final point which is Setia Alam. The routes mostly a flat road but our biggest challenge now is the sun that brightly sprinkling on top of our he
ads. We clock 41km with average speed of 22 km/h for sunday lite & easy ride.

Wedding @ 9W2RMK

Another new RA that i've meet up recent
ly and today was his big day...he got married. Drive about 20min from my home to jeram where RMK wedding located and upon arrived me & family really starving looking at serving dishes especially the nasi byrani. yummmyyy
While waiting the bridegroom me, bdz, edk, vol & our family just enjoying our food and listening to the traditional malay wedding songs that cheer up the wedding atmosphere. The bridegroom appears with a beautiful traditional jawa wedding dress...accept for rmk special "capal" that really rare to me. Anyway, i & family wishing rmk & wife...selamat pengantin baru.

Click to view rmk's wedding pictures.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

My Bicycle - Raleigh

It has been a month that I've bought an mtb bicycle. As a beginner in this hobby, I've do few surveys & study since in the market does offer various kinda bicycle... and trust me it's not an easy decision to make, especially when it involved...RM. Finally I've decided to buy an entry level 9 Speed mtb bicycle brand Raleigh Elite. Price? as usually the shop will tags it higher and buyers like me will negotiate till it suited to my tiny budget... of cause will ask them to add extra accessories like helmet, pants, bicycle stands, meter...ect...ect.

My Raleigh Bicycle Specification briefly as below:

Brand : Raleigh Trail Series
Frame : 16" Alloy
Color : White
Headset : Cane Creek
Fork : SR SunTour XCM V2
FD & RD Shimano Deore
Gearing : 9 Speed
Saddles : Wellgo
Brakes : Tektro Disk
s Front & Rear
Rims : Raleigh Alloys

Accessories : CatEye Blinker, CatEye Mirco Wireless, Helmet & Bicycle Stand.

Picture shown here was taken from last weekend cycling session at setia alam. I'm glad full to have Bro Kamal & Jen as my cycling partners and sharing same interest in these.. Bro kamal has been cycling for more than 12 years whereas Jen has started cycling 2 week early than I.

Mostly our cycling's are schedule on saturday & sunday morning, each session we were cycling about 20 - 25km..frm 8am and finish by 10am. Last month, I've done solo session from Puncak Alam(home) - Setia Alam - Puncak Alam, it about 40km....guess not so bad achievement for newbie likes me rite..hehehe

Even though people in Malaysia are less interested in cycling...where mostly riding bicycle is for children or poor people..i hope my cycling interest continues warm and wish one day can effort to buys brand like Giant, Merida, Kona ect.

Thanks to Bro Kamal VOL, Mero JEN, Cikgu Lan AGC, Sham OCC & Chedin CKH for their kind knowledge & interest sharing in cycling to me. Finally, special thanks to my wife CLS & kids for their continues support & understanding in my hobby...especially those involved wheel..!! Love you.

Click for more pic - Setia Alam Cycling

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