Cycle and Carey


Salam and greetings everybadeyyhh !!! How is your week so far ? Hope all is looking good. Took leave from work on Wednesday to bring the lil’ one for her 5 months jab. 2 jabs on her bum bum, a loud (and short) cry. Lucky me ! Alhamdulillah Aqilah is 5 months now, and will be starting her solids real soon. (I’m very excited!).

Power, Torque vs Spinning

Well, anyway, last weekend I manage to go cycling after a month long hiatus – That after arwah’s passing (my father-in-law passed away last month (23/3/2013)). 60km + seems pretty decent just that the route was super flat except for the 1-2 climbs on the bridge crossing the Sungai Langat. I was basically spinning to accomodate the fast speed (by my standards after a month long break !!!) of the group. Uhm, using the big crank at the front only meant more power is needed as more torque (force per pedal stroke) is needed to produce that power. If I want to do strength (a.k.a. power) training I would just look for any climbs and engage the big and heavy gears, and pedal real slow to achieve a real good training session. Hill reps !

Hubby and I woke up late the morning we cycled and it took some real optimist convincing to get him to re-agree join me (well , since we woke up late!!). Registration starts at 6.45am and we only blinked our eyes open around the same time. The place is around 65km away from our place. If you want something, go get it. Period. We reached Carey around 8am, a couple of minutes after the main group started.

Carey Island

Three interesting facts about Carey ;

1) It is practically/technically an island but only separated from the main land by a river (look below )

2m below the sea, formerly a swamp !

2m below the sea, formerly a swamp ! Dykes are built around it to keepp sea water out. And hopefully not IN !

2) Named after Edward Valentine Carey a British coffee planter from Ceylon who came to the Malaya. Responsible for the rubber industry ‘boom’ in Selangor, he was awarded the island by the Malay states government.

3) Carey Island is home to the Mah Meri aborigines (aborigines= orang asli) , a Senoi subgroup. More on Mah Meri here and here

I’m still pretty much an ignorant citizen of Malaysia no matter how patriotic and proud I feel being a Malaysian. Still lots more to know and learn of this historically rich and culturally diverse county. Have a nice Friday and weekend ahead folks !!!

-missjewelz-

When girls come out to play. Yipppeeeeyyyy !!!

When girls a.k.a. mak orang come out to play. Yipppeeeeyyyy !!!

The long and not so winding road...

The long and not so winding road…

Let me guess.. Sungai Langat ?!

Let me guess.. Sungai Langat ?!

Regroup at the bottom of Bukit Jugra (but we didn't go up...ggrr....). Next time naik ler..

Regroup at the bottom of Bukit Jugra (but we didn’t go up…ggrr….). Next time naik ler..

With fellow riders :) A good thing this phone has lens on both sides !

With fellow riders 🙂 A good thing this phone has lens on both sides !

Kathong.. anything 'thong' makes me feel like I am in Thailand !! kap khung krappp..

Kathong.. anything ‘thong’ makes me feel like I am in Thailand !! kap khung krappp..

Weather was good. Nothing to sweat about !

Weather was good. Nothing to sweat about !

This is uncle X..forgot his name. Was told he is 70 years +.

This is uncle X..forgot his name. Was told he is 70 years +.

Well, not my best pose at the colonial club house ! Heard its haven/jewel for golfers !

Well, not my best pose at the colonial club house ! Heard its haven/jewel for golfers !

The small and big..

The small and big..

Satisfied and happy I made it to cycle in Carey ! It needed some spinning and confident legs to finish the route !

Satisfied and happy I made it to cycle in Carey ! It needed some spinning and confident legs to finish the route !

RIP

RIP IronLady Maggie. And condoloences to the family of the runners hit by the bomb at Boston Marathon. A very unfortunate and sad day for the running community. Tan Wah Sing who ran the marathon was not anywhere, I believe, near the finish line when the incident took place.

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3 responses

  1. and believe it or not, I’ve actually read your blog before you even mentioned it…now it clicks!!!! Your biggest fan and peminat!

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