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Have a great time with family and friends ☺
The week ahead – M + D Sunday ride 12 Sep 2010
Mud & Dirt (MTB) by The English Nose
This Sunday we’ll be going back to Broga once again, but this time for a more do‐ able loop. It’s a combination of Stage 1 and 4 where we will do 10% of Stage 1 and 60% of stage 4.
Weekend MTB Ride – Broga
Date: Meeting Time: Meeting Place: Sunday, 12th Sept 2010 7.30am
Plaza Phoenix toll, Cheras Expressway Kajang‐bound. Pay toll and park by the roadside before we convoy to Taman Tasik Semenyih. GPS location for start point: 2.94081, 101.864761
A combination of Palm estate tracks, single‐tracks, orchards and a bit of concrete. Expect gentle XC riding to begin with, then 1 long climb but be rewarded with a long downhill at the end. Suitable for all levels of rider as long as you are fit enough to tackle hills. There are bail‐ out points along the way. Bring 3‐litre water packs and plenty of titbits. And also anti‐mozzie spray.
Note ** Not recommended for first time riders.
For more info or directions, please call Alvin on 012 307 0830 or Adrian 012 3832618 or Choy on 012 395 5255.
Weekly Newsletter – 02 Sep 2010 / Issue Number: 509‐35‐2010 Tar + Grime, T+G
T+G’s on Holiday this Sunday.
There won’t be an official ride this Sunday but do keep up your momentum and keep riding ☺. Smaller groups will be riding, hook up with them and meet new friends. Stay safe and see you on the next ride. Ed’s note: I suspect our T+G Director’s on a ‘Eat‐n‐Bike‐n‐ Eat More’. Don’t let him have all that Lemang and Rendang to himself !
Holiday Humour 1. Two Nerds on a Tandem Two nerds are riding along on a tandem, when suddenly, the one on the front slams on the brakes, gets off and starts letting air out of the tires. The one on the back says: "HEY! What are you doing that for!?" The first nerd says, "My seat was too high and was hurting my butt. I wanted to lower it a bit." So the one in the back has had enought. He jumps off, loosens his own seat and spins it round to face the other direction. Now it's the first guy's turn to wonder what's going on. "What are you doing?" he asks his friend. "Look mate," says the rider in the back, "if you're going to do stupid stuff like that, I'm going home!!" YOU KNOW YOU'RE ADDICTED TO CYCLING IF....
You hear someone had a crash and your first question is "How's the bike?" You have stopped even trying to explain to your other half why you need more than one bike... You have more money invested in your bike clothes than in the rest of your combined wardrobe. You see a fit, tanned, Lycra-clad young thing ride by, and the first thing you check out is his or her bicycle. Despite all that winter weight you put on, you'll take off weight by buying titanium components You clean your bike(s) more often then your house You can't seem to get to work by 8:30 AM, even for important meetings, but you don't have any problems at all meeting your mates at 5:30 AM for a hundredmiler.
Weekly Newsletter – 02 Sep 2010 / Issue Number: 509‐35‐2010 Annual Dinner 2010 – Colors of Cycling
After much pressure and request, PCC’s Annual Dinner is finally happening on November 6, Saturday, at ECOBA, Damansara Perdana.
Yes, that is correct. Our annual dinner will be held at the latest and most hip joint in town. Our theme is Colors of Cycling. We promise an exciting evening with good food, good music, and most importantly, good company. This is the time when we get to meet each other in ordinary clothes minus the sweat and dirt. Plus, there will be plenty of good if not great news and updates. Its definitely an event not to be missed. Traditionally, our annual dinner is attended by our member cyclists, friends and supporters, the bicycle shops and other club members. It is a great place to catch up and re‐tell tales of great escapes, updates on latest bike technology, sharing of ideas to create better events, new trails, or just to chill. You will be pleasantly surprised with the kind of networking that goes on too. November 5 is the Deepavali long weekend, so it is the perfect time to chill and take a break. For those from out of town, you can plan a family outing in KL and bring them along. We hope to get have outstation members and other clubs to join us too as “Everyone is PCC”. Please keep tuning in our newsletter for more updates. RM80 Adults, RM50 Child (below 10). Limited to 120 tickets only due to exclusivity and Lucky Draw prizes. Tickets are open for sale from 15 September 2010 but you can book your tickets now.
James Bak @ 012 2221200 or firstname.lastname@example.org Alvin Chan @ 012 3070830 or email@example.com Dennis Soh @ 016 2122696 or firstname.lastname@example.org Peter Choong @ 012 2274443 or email@example.com
Did you know? ECOBA’s big ‘tree’ at the bar is called ELMO. The structure itself is 500 kilograms.
Weekly Newsletter – 02 Sep 2010 / Issue Number: 509‐35‐2010
Weekday T + G rides
TUESDAY NIGHT SPECIAL – TAMAN TUN (INTERMEDIATE AND ABOVE ONLY – PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE REASONABLY FIT) Ride distance: 25km (TTDI – Damansara Heights – TTDI) COMPULSORY TAIL LIGHTS Time: 8.00pm (check in 15mins before) Meeting place: In front of KSH (Taman Tun Dr Ismail) FOR ALL NIGHT RIDERS Contact person: Shang (016 209 2999) / Amanda (012 659 3838)
NO HELMUT, NO RIDE
Rules of Road Riding – T + G
Change positions correctly ‐ Slower moving traffic stays to the left; faster traffic to the right. Never overtake on the left of the group! ‐ Pass slower moving vehicles on the right; announce your intention to do so Announce hazards ‐ Most cyclists do not have a full view of the road while riding in a group ‐ Announce potholes and other hazards so others can avoid them ‐ Call out the hazard and point down to it, either left or right. No need to yell like a maniac tho. Watch for traffic from the rear ‐ The last rider should frequently check for overtaking cars ‐ Announce "car back" clearly and loudly ‐ It is also helpful to announce "car up" on narrow roads or when riding two abreast Watch out at intersections ‐ Leader should announce slowing or stopping at intersections, if necessary ‐ Cyclists should not follow others through intersections without first looking for themselves ‐ Each cyclist is responsible for checking cross traffic; if you must stop, signal Leave room for cars ‐ On narrow road or during climbs, leave space between every three or four riders ‐ Motorists will utilize the shorter passing intervals to pass the group ‐ Good relations with motorists is the responsibility of every cyclist. Remember, we share the roads with others; it’s not our Grandfathers’ road. Stop off road ‐ When stopping for mechanicals or regrouping, always move clear off the road ‐ Always indicate you are stopping with your right hand asking them to overtake you on the right. l i ld ffi i h d
Rules of Road Riding By The Don
Practise Good Peloton Etiquette ‐ Everyone in the peloton has to contribute to the workload. That means taking your fair share of pulls at the front. It’s ok to do shorter pulls, especially if you are tired. Just do a token pull, indicate and pull off to the right & back after you’ve established it is safe to do so. ‐ When you go to the front, always keep a constant & steady speed. Do not accelerate or show how fast you are. It is not a race, moron! ‐ Typically everyone climbs at their own pace. So after a climb, recover & regroup before setting off again. ‐ Do not pull too long at the front. Always reserve some energy Ride single file ‐ It is illegal in some areas to ride more than two abreast. Avoid doing this. ‐ In our country, the roads are narrow and winding. It is better to ride single filed in this case, unless it is safe to ride a double pace line.
Spare Wheels Project
Your friends have heard you rant about the drops and the endos and have seen the breathtaking scenery from your flickr, Facebook and not to forget the fridge door photos. They finally want to get off their bum and join you for a ride but running behind you, sitting on your top tube or dinking them are probably not the best ways for them to experience it with you. Of course, he/she could be shit hot, then no one would probably say anything. In any regards, PCC has the SPARE WHEELS PROJECT underway. Currently made up of generous owner's bikes, they are available for people to borrow and ride. Some of them have been ridden more than the village…er…never mind. They've been ridden a lot. Boon Foo has recently offered his assistance to put together a few hard tails, and together with what we have now, we should be able to cater for height ranging from Snow White's pals to the Yang Mings who want to give this ago. In all SERIOUSNESS, if you have someone who wants to join us for a ride, please do not hesitate to drop us a line and we WILL do our best to get them a bike for the next suitable ride. Take note that there will be a $15.00 charge to cover expenses such as ferrying the bike around (only if you are riding with us), washing it and of course its ongoing maintenance.
Rob (012 6191 308) /
PLEASE DO NOT CALL US AT THE 11th HOUR ASKING FOR A BIKE. ALLOW 2 DAYS NOTICE
Weekly Newsletter – 02 Sep 2010 / Issue Number: 509‐35‐2010 Guidelines to Mountain Bike Trail Etiquette
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES IN RELATION TO SHARED TRAILS AND NON BIKE SPECIFIC TRAILS. PERSONAL SAFETY 1. Wear a brain bucket (yes..that’s a helmet) whenever you ride. 2. Do not travel into remote areas without informing others 3. Ride within your capabilities. Ensure that if you want to push your limits, your buddies are around to support you. 4. Know your bike and bring the necessary/essential spares. RIGHT OF WAY IN RELATION TO OTHERS (NON RIDERS) 1. Give way to non motorised trail users, i.e. hikers, horse riders, because people judge all cyclist by my actions. 2. Give way to motorised trail users, i.e. motor cross bikes etc, because generally we will end up worse off in a an accident. 3. Alert others when approaching. Get a bell, or “Excuse me” works quite well. RIGHT OF WAY IN RELATION TO OTHER RIDERS. 4. Riders have the right of way. If you are pushing your bike, leave the riding line open for others to go past. 5. Rider up hill has the right of way. 6. Allow faster riders to past SPEED 1. Approach turns and bends in anticipation that there’s someone there. 2. Make your presence know when approaching someone or any turns. IMPACT ON THE TRAIL 3. Leave the wildlife and fauna alone. Magic mushrooms are bad for you. 4. Stay on designated trails and avoid destroying vegetation if possible 5. Don’t take short cuts over/around technical sections. If you can’t ride it, walk it. 6. Learn how to use your front brakes so that you minimise skidding your rear wheel. If you refuse to learn, then ride only in bike parks where people are paid to maintain the trails. 7. Do not litter. Take out whatever you take in. 8. Practise minimal impact riding, take only photos and memories with you. FUN 9. You are to have loads of fun, talk lots of cog, and make good friends on your ride. 10. Develop of sense of humour. Some people say it’s good for the soul.
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