Date: 31st August 2008 (Sunday)
Set off/finish time: 6.40am - 8.10am
Total duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Starting point: Home, Bandar Tun Hussein Onn
Route taken: Cheras Perdana, Silk Highway, Balakong Industrial Estate, Gita Bayu, Minlon (turning point).
Distance covered: 24.36 km
Max. speed: 41.5km/h
Trail condition: Road + bits of unpaved trail
Its Merdeka day, and its a Sunday. The roads and highways are almost clear from traffic. That is why I was looking forward to this one.
Plus, its the last ride before Ramadhan. Come Ramadhan I shall do short rides only, just so that I won't get rusty and to keep my Merida company.
But I didn't have it all easy, though. On two occasions I was ambushed by dogs. In the second incident (after Minlon) I was literally surrounded by them, and they looked dead serious on getting their teeth into me.
Obviously nobody had told them its Merdeka Day today, and that they're supposed to take the day off. Phew! For a while there I thought I was going to be shredded to pieces.
It was an enjoyable ride, nevertheless. The traffic were forgiving and my Merida was in good form and game for anything today.
Merdeka! and Selamat Menyambut Ramadhan.