Saturday, May 24, 2008

Titi Ride

Yes, I finally exceeded the magical 100KM of cycling in one ride!

This morning, I rode with the Iron Lady - Lisar Onn to a little town in the state of Negeri Sembilan called Titi and back. Honestly, I fell in love with Titi at first sight. This town is so simple, peaceful and clean. I wish to stay here with Wai Mun when we retire. I think she will like it too.

Anyway, we started our ride from Pekan Bt14, proceeded to Pekan Bt18 (Gerard joined us at this point), then Genting Peres (Gerard turned back here) and straight to Titi. After having our breakfast, we continued the journey where we came from earlier.

The route offers a magnificent and scenic view with some mountains and a waterfall at the backdrop. There are plenty of greens. Air is fresh. Furthermore, the weather this morning was fantastic with some mist near Pekan Bt18 and Titi. I assure you this is the best day for cycling! Anyway this is not the highlight of my experience. The highlight is how I struggled up the 14km-long hilly stretch of Genting Peres on the return. If not for Lisar's constant motivation, I think I'd have given up!

Cycling with Lisar is really fun. I confessed I had goose bumps when she called me to join her. I was excited at the prospect of riding with an Iron Lady yet I was worried I would be "tortured" by her - her speed of course! In contrast, she kept reminding me to go slow and save some energy for the return leg. That advice is really a music to my ear! Hahaha! An added bonus to this ride is she makes good cookies too! Now I felt fortunate and really enjoy cycling with ladies! Hahaha!

Thanks to Lisar's company and pacing, we completed the ride at a total distance of 109.76km. Total time 4:29:42. Avg speed 24.4 km/h. Max speed 56.6km/h.


The Runner, Dreamer, Observer, Seeker said...

Wow! Well done! Am impressed with your progress so far.
Titi is certainly a town for need to wait for retirement lah. Can we go for weekend retreat?

CP Waterman said...

Bravo John der next Ironman in the making.
BTW Titi is a Hakka town woh, do you all speak the dilect?

John said...

My dear wife,
We can go there whenever you want.

You know, 1st question I asked upon reaching Titi was "are the villagers Hakka?" They have the look which I'm good at recognising. BTW, being Chinese, we can travel anywhere in the WORLD, so what is Titi? You shld know better than me. Hahaha!

sofiantriathlete said...

my average only 19.5 km/hr