Monday, June 30, 2014

Revisiting Kota Damansara Community Forest trail

This was the last ride before Ramadhan, 28 June 2014.
This year, I started to revisit KDCF trail after my last ride, many years back.  Maybe a race there in 2010 was the last time I been there before.  They were just completed Temuan Trail when Fakawi Tribe organized the second race at KDCF.  The first was 2 km race (photos only) on KDCF's first ever trail, the Scout Trail in 2009.

Fast forward, now they have added Sahabat Trail to the network; now become a total 6km of jungle single track mountainbiking pleasure.

Why I like KDCF?
Here are the are reasons: -

  1. Singletrack
  2. Primary jungle
  3. No mosquitoes
  4. Trailhead is less that 50 meters from the carpark.
  5. Proper signage marking the trail direction.

Trail length
Scout only: 2km
Scout plus Temuan: 4km
Scout plus Temuan plus Sahabat: 6km (additional 2km by guessing the length of Sahabat Trail)

Quickie with Nasrul and Irfan on 14th June 2014. 4k x 2.
With GLC on 1st June 2014. 4k + 6k.
More photos.
KDCF with Khairusy on 3rd May 2014. 4k + 6k.
More photos.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Santa Cruz Chameleon

If we can't get enough of 1, get 2 of Chameleon.

Santa Cruz Chameleon MK4, size L

Santa Cruz Chameleon MK3, size M

Wasn't actually kept both bikes, but here's the story..

Chameleon MK4
This used bike was on sale at BBS for RM4.8k.  It was a complete bike with full Deore XT 10 speed groupset and Rockshox Reba RLT 120mm. From my calculation, it is a good deal.  Now come to the size, it is an L size or 18" frame. My height is on the upper region of M size and lower region of L, and I thought it would fit be nice.  After few months for trying to get the right setup (i.e. handle reach, pedal reach) this L size somehow did not feel so right for me. Then I came across someone else who was trying to sell M size Chameleon MK3 at BBS.

Chameleon MK3
This seller live in Penang, 400km up north from KL. After I managed to get my large size brother in-law to buy my MK4, I get him to agree to drive up to Penang to view and buy the bike on the same day. The rest of it is history. I am quite satisfied with M size MK3 as this suit me better than L size MK4.

Me and Chameleon MK3 at Bukit Kiara. I just love this Fakawi Tribe jersey ability to hide my love handle.

FRIM recorded with GoPro camera

I had this recorded with GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition sometime back in March 2014.  Post production was done using Windows 7 Movie Maker.