05 February 2008

Bukit Kiara Replacement Trailworks - Plan C

The Plan C trail which connects Sri Hartamas to Bukit Kiara trail network was destroyed by the new 3 meter (plus) wide horse trail built the Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) or Kuala Lumpur City Council.

[The 3-meter + wide rotten horse trail]

There were 25 people gathered to do their parts in building the new replacement trail. After the safety briefing, the guys were divided into several groups; one to open up the path and do the finishing job, one group to clear the big stuffs like fallen trees or boulders and one group to dig and carve the trail.

Each group had their leader, but the trail master is Pat. This is also my first time being a leader for one the group. Great experience !!

Here are some the pictures taken by several of the trail crews.

According to the Pat, we managed to open up 450 meters of trail and only another 50 meters were left out.

After the hard work, me and my beloved wife Laily setup a small barbeque of Ramlee burgers, frankfurters and breads. She also pre-cooked baked chicken, simple twisted pasta and chicken & mushroom quiche. To replenish the lost water and salt from the body, the isotonic drinks and watermelons were also served.

03 February 2008

Bukit Kiara Trail Watch by Joe Adnan

I came accross Joe Adnan's blog about the destruction of Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. It comes with photographic evidents of the wrong and inhumane ways of "developing" such prestine green lung area.

Click here to read more about his trail watch at Bukit Kiara.

01 February 2008

World Major MTB XC Race Calendar

Tag these dates and if you're lucky, planned your holidays to coincide with these amazing world class cross-country race for 2008.

Don't forget the Malaysian own events as well such as the PCC Presidential Ride at Kajang and Kuala Lumpur Mountain Bike Carnival at Bukit Kiara.

The world class race calendar are as follow:

2008 UCI World Cup
March 15-16: XCM #1, Manavgat/Antalya, Turkey
April 19-20: XCO #1, Houffalize, Belgium
April 26-27: XCO #2, Offenburg, Germany
May 3-4: XCO #3, Madrid, Spain
May 10-11: DHI/4X #1, Maribor, Slovenia
May 31-June 1: XCO #4 & DHI/4X #2, Vallnord, Andorra
June 7-8: XCO #5 & DHI/4X #3, Fort William, Great Britain
July 27-28: XCO #6 & DHI/4X #4, Mont Saint Anne, Canada
August 2-3: XCO #7 & DHI/4X #5, Bromont, Canada
August 30-31: XCO #8 & DHI/4X #6, Canberra, Australia
September 13-14: XCO #9 & DHI/4X #7, Schladming, Austria
October 4-5: XCM #2, Ornans, France

2008 UCI World Championships
June 17-22: World XCO/DHI/4X/Trials Championships, Val di Sole, Italy
July 6: World Marathon Championships, Villabassa, Italy

2008 Olympic Games - Beijing, China
August 22: Women's MTB
August 23: Men's MTB

Click here for my previous post on the MTB event at Beijing 2008 Olympic.