Sunday, April 5, 2009

Father/daughter hash outing

KL Mountain Bike Hash: Bandar Tasik Putri

I asked (read: kindly forced) my daughter to come along for this hash. More for the reason a physical exercise she ever needs; secondly, as an avenue to catch with the silent one; lastly, sell the above points and gets my much needed cycling outing.

Spesh and Scott posed for the album

I rode rigid Spesh and daughter had her hands on all-the-best-parts Scott. After registered for Scenic Ride (renewed my membership too), off we headed to trailhead via row of houses.

Daughter on loose gravel

Long story short, she flat and broke her tears after 5km of cycling. The father looked like an idiot not knowing how to deal with the situation. Luckily a number of season cyclists and organizer lend hands, shared tips and Power Gel to deal with it.

We resumed cycling for another 2km and she fell due to improper braking on flat fire road. Handle bar took on her ribs, from the tears and cries, one would easily identify it as broken ribs. Much to my relieve, the pains subsided after 30 minutes but this time around she called it a day and chose to pillion ride Abang Hashim to RV point.

I cycled back to RV point via Scenic Ride and we have a nice ABC to celebrate whatever that we need to be celebrated.

Much needed ABC

My biggest thanks to BBB buddies and others who lend hands to this clueless father.


mynameiskoko said...

7km, not bad for a first try. Hopefully there's a 2nd outing. :)

Maybe take her to FRIM?

Unknown said...

My fear is that she will shy away from any cycling outing and there goes my "family cycling outing".

Thanks God, she didn't turn down my invitation for next cycling outing at Teratak Tekala. The ride will be as per Joe's family cycling outing.

Unknown said...

BTW, I took her to FRIM very much earlier on her BMX. Rover's almost killed her interest in cycling. Blame it on this clumsy father for inconsideration.

mynameiskoko said...

Yeah, just like fishing for newbies we have to slowly reel them in. Too fast and we loose them. I've heard stories about a number of newby bikers losing interest because they joined gung ho riders on their first ride.

I'm also planning for a ride following Joe's route this Sunday. Taking a few newbies, which is why the trail looks good. Nice and easy leisure ride. :)