Friday, 26 April 2013

JoinT Ride Chan Eng Kooi’s group and Chu Bi Chu Bi Club to Relau waterfall

This ride was the first ride for all the cbcbc members. It was a bit arduous ride but overall it was an enjoyable ride for all the members. Members meet at Yoyo’s cafĂ© and starts the ride from Sungai Ara’s route. 
Remember at initial stage when cycling along the route to carpet, on the right hand side we can see stream running downwards, members took the right turn to a small path and there we go towards the trilled and arduous path. 
Most of it are single tracks. It started with a steep ride and then comes the pushing and carrying of bicycles. As usual members will grumbling and cursing of the path but also with jokes and laughs. 
Our super hero Mr. Goh as usual will make opposite comments eg, “ai say, like that only-ah, and siam siam, I’m coming, don’t block my way”. All this “karp siau” , jokes and laughs make the ride more fun and laughter.
It was a good day with cloudy and just a bit drizzling in the middle of the ride. There are many ups and downs along the hills and some are really steep. 
So members have to decide whether to push up or push down depends on their skills and experience when facing a steep route. There are some path members have to enter a prohibited area but it is safe even some places met dogs and also the owner of the house. 
At one stage members have to crawl out from an owner’s area which was surrounded by spikes fence.
The last part was really a bonus given after a tough ride with waterfalls awaiting for members to soak in. Some of the members do not want to miss this opportunity to play with the cool fresh water that really make them refresh and said it’s worth to come to this nice place.
After that members adjourned to makan at Relau market place. Cbcbc members would like to thank Chris Soon and Chan Eng Kooi for guiding them to experience a wonderful ride that never try before.
Story by Simon Ong

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Happy Birthday Wonderfuuuuuu Khye Kok

Happy birthday Ah Kok for keeping our spirits high and laughing all the time. You are just 

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Happy Birthday, Simon Ong Hong Choon!!

Simon was the one who took me on my first ride to AID -Hilton-Ngoh Hean, all at the same day!!

Monday, 1 April 2013

Street lights request from Kek Lok Si to AID

6 cycling club captains handing a request to CM Lim Guan Eng

Our letter to CM Lim Guan Eng

Penang, being the leader in Malaysia for promoting green, cleaner and healthier community, has encouraged many Penangites to take up cycling as a way of life. This healthy sport not only promotes family togetherness and unity, it also creates awareness among cyclists to contribute positively to our environment
In the areas of Ayer Itam, Paya Terubong, Relau, Bayan Baru and the surrounding areas, cyclists from all walks of life, ranging from competitive and “just for fun” category, use the Ayer Itam Dam as their favorite route to ride. Many say, one needs to conquer Ayer Itam Dam before venturing into more technical and difficult routes surrounding the beautiful hills of our Penang Island.
During the weekends, approximately 600 cyclists will make their way up to Ayer Itam Dam which is located 700 meters above sea level on Penang Island from the Kek Lok Si car park before branching out to various destinations like Balik Pulau, Sungai Rusa, Teluk Bahang and Penang Hill. 
There are always huge groups of cyclists ranging to 50 to 200 who cycled in the evenings as well. It is usual to see cyclists with bicycle headlamps making their way up to Ayer Itam Dam which is 1.60km in length from 7:00pm on Thursdays to Saturdays. For some adventurous type, they may even start their journey up at 9:00pm to catch the beautiful lights of Georgetown from the dam.
Unlike motorized vehicles, bicycle headlamps will not illuminate the road. Their design purpose is primarily to alert other road users to the presence of the cyclist. Cyclists are dependent on ambient or public lighting to see where they are going.
As there is no street lighting along the road to the reservoir (after Kek Lok Si temple entrance), we are in the opinion that by installing adequate lighting, it will definitely improves safety, comfort and security of cyclists and all road users as well. With lighting installed, cyclists will use this route more often and promote Ayer Itam area as their choice of cycling destination in the evenings.
We, the cyclists of various cycling clubs would like take this opportunity to thank your good office for considering our request to install adequate street lighting along the road leading to Ayer Itam Dam and hope that PBAPP can extend their corporate social responsibility by doing so to improve safety, comfort and security for all. Thank you very much. 

Participating cycling clubs:
Penang Chu Bi Chu Bi Club
FR Team
Kacang Rider Team
Bicycle Town