Gunung Yong Yap

The beginning of a new chapter

TMBT 2011

My first ultra trail 50km

Sunday, February 17, 2013

UTC DBKL - Bil cukai taksiran (Quit rent assessment)

Location : DBKL 3rd floor UTC puduraya,
Zheng  zheng.. time to pay quit rent assessment
 Before going up to 3rd floor, I need to get some cash. ATM machine is available at Ground Floor Platform P15
DBKL is located at 3rd floor 
turn Right when you exit the lift at 3rd floor. DBKL is just in front of you.

Credit card acceptable
Close form 1 pm to 2 p.m except Friday. 

Only 1 person working on that day.  

Smoker found entering lift at UTC puduraya

Imagine going into the lift with this inconsiderate smoker at UTC puduraya

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Kledang hill , menglembu

At last, I manage to visit Kledang Hill , after being told by my relative about this hill. I heard about this hill from aunty Jo since young. Special thanks to hasher Alvin and Eric for arranging this hiking trip on Second Day of Chinese New Year.  This famous Hill is located at Menglembu , Hala Rasi Jaya 1
 The beginning of trail , next to car park area

Runnable Trail

Step by step

 Waterfall at the beginning of the trail

Cross the river to hike RTM trail or continue on the left for a 4.9 km trail. Apparently Alvin said RTM trail is the fastest way to reach the peak

Eric , Alvin and I took the RTM trail which is 775.73 elevation gain. 

Super clean trail. I couldn't find any rubbish even at the camp site.  

Follow the RTM marker to reach the peak

The Peak. Reach here in 1 hour 25 minutes (Walking pace)

 RTM transmission station

  We walk down using tar road and continue on with another trail 

The starting of 4.9 km trail  

 GOGGLE MAP - Shared by Alvin

Monday, February 4, 2013

Zero to Hero , Mountain Biking Skills :Spectator Point of View

No Race, Amkan..... That's the phrase, Pacemaker Group love to use .  Friday is a Federal Territory Day and the traffic around PJ is bad.  It wasn't a great day for me, as my dear pet rainee was put to sleep . I truly hate the idea , I feel guilty and i truly miss him badly. To ease my pain I did a short workout at Bkt Gasing with dave and Tomato .  

The next day I did a short run with Ronnie, Jason Loh and Rosmi around Lake Garden 4 X 2.3km. It was a chit chat run for us and I truly enjoy it.  

On Sunday, I was suppose to run a 15km lsd but i cut it short to 13km due to slight left knee pain.  No Race sounds like no life so I decided to drive to Kepong Metropolitian Park to watch the Zero to Hero Mountain Bike Program as Tomato and Tri Stupe is joining the program. 

 Registration Counter for Zero to Hero program

No Mountain Bime ? No worries, you can arrange with Zero to Hero

 Refreshment provided

 Student learn how to approach tight corner using aligned cone

Track Stand a technique that bicycle riders can use to maintain balance while their bicycle remains stationary or moves only minimal distances

A combination of tight corner and track stand approach

 Downhill technique practice

 Steeper session of the downhill

Advance level of downhill

 The coaches will be there to catch you if you lose your balance

 A very scary drop

 End of the lesson
 I thought you are suppose to cycle up ?

As a spectator and a part time photographer, thanks to Tri Stupe for bringing his camera to the class, I would said I have doubts whether the student is able to complete the class which is a downhill section as  I did witness their level and skill in the beginning of the class . I was afraid to capture their photo as I would imagining them crashing on me. To my surprise at the end I was cheering for them when they successfully complete the task assigned. Special thanks to all the coaches for giving them the confidence they need and catch them before they fall.

Quote of the day

"Perfect Practice makes perfect " --Darcy Steinhardt

'Why push your bike downhill, when you can cycle" Tri Stupe

Videos for Zero to Hero program

Tri Stupe Vs Tomatoman performing track stand

Coach Darcy In Zero to Hero 

Friday, February 1, 2013

RIP Rainee

 Rainee when he was still a puppy
 Rainee and chu chu
Tomato call him Devil in disguise

RIP, my dear Rainee