09 July 2008

45km Epic @ Ulu Tamu

Some quotes taken from various cycling forums about the recent KLMBH 45km Epic at Ulu Tamu:

Quote from em97y:
“Wow. The mud”

Quote from Rocketboy:
“A fantastic ride”

Quote from pigpen pat:
“No doubt about it, that was an epic, one that is likely to be the benchmark for some time to come”

Quote from jhiggi10:
“A top ride and huge fun - although feeling pretty stiff today! Really enjoyed the longer distance, especially with 2nd half being 100% rideable”

Quote from Basje:
“Absolutely PERFECT ride. It took me 5:57 to complete both loops, and I must say, the family jewels didn't feel very epic anymore after that. The route was really nice, completely rideable with the rare exception of some bomb craters or UFO landing area's, not sure what that was”

Quote from unkaleong:
"Bee Stings, lost cyclocomputer, mud and all..It was truly an Epic ride. Many thanks to the hares and the organisers! What really made the Hash memorable was finishing with Lee Nya, Roland and Shang. The 2nd loop just seemed to roll by (chain suck non-withstanding) with the clan"

As for me, it was a great off-road ride. The first loop was challenging, with excellent combination of singletracks and doubletracks, plus the hills were reasonably steeo. There were lots of mud that easily make your chain sucked. I finished the first loop at 12:15 p.m.

The second loop was nearly no singletrack. It was rolling up and rolling down of the palm oil and rubber plantation estates... fast and fun. I liked certain parts of the doubletracks because they were laid with rocks to reinforce them. It was still muddy though.

[On the second loop - Me in the middle]

[After the ride - Still smiling with helmet hair]

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