Sunday, December 13, 2009

Broga ride in heat


The eastern wind was blowing hard...which we find refreshing.






Broga loop is one of those loops, that can be rated as medium to tough, depending on weather conditions. If you are used to hot weather and hill climbs, it's probably enjoyable, but ain't so if you are doing it the first time.

Together with some first timers, we started from bt 14 hulu langat. Since my house is just 14km, so I rode there.

Just a few km into the ride, we were passed by MSN riders who rode at least 30km/h above. Faisal and I hitched the train for a speedy trip to the climb proper to Peres. Met with one dude who was just riding with one leg (the other is a steel one), which really had us in awe, when we found out the lightest he could have at the back is size 19. And up Peres?

Well, had some fun racing with Shang Leong up to Peres. For a big size rider like him, it was surprising he could climb so well..

Then it was heading towards klawang, where we regrouped at Petronas. Up to know, it had been nicely cloudy with not much sun. But as the ride to bkt tangga went on, heat was on the way.

We also passed through the tragic fuel tanker and house collision, which claimed 3 lives on the way. At first I thought it's just the house which went up in flames, but further scrutiny, I could see vehicle wreckage amidst the burned terrain. 3 lives, including the driver were lost.

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Bukit tangga climb from klawang is 3km with no flats. I put the legs to work and try to sustain a moderate pace up, just as to keep the back riders at bay. Then it was attacking another 2 hills near Lenggeng, before stopping for lunch.

At this hour, the sun is right above. It was so hot we stopped at another Petronas in Semenyih for drinks.

Then it was heading towards Tekala, which is not really pleasant with so many potholes to evade. Had a regroup session at the base of Bkt Hantu climb. Now, broga loop is tough indeed, but with a bkt hantu finale is pretty pretty tough. Come to think about it, it was not about the climb, but the heat. Leonard went up the hill pretty fast, which I find incredible. I had to stopped by the waterfall to get some water.

Then it was 50-60kmh speeding all the way down. But I have yet another Ampang hill to climb. Tough but if you done it a million times, it's really just another climb.

Total mileage: 166km

6 comments:

sofiantriathlete said...

Got waterfall up Bukit Hantu??

yipwt said...

yeap..from semenyih dam to top, there's one on the right. You can actually see it...not so big.

Stupe said...

Wait...you guys went UP Peras second time to Bukit Hantu?

isn't Bukit Hantu = Other side of Peras? But it seems you did reverse Broga.

Classic Broga is Tekala - Lenggeng - Klawang - Hantu - Peras.

In terms of toughness ...either way, it's tough for me! LOL!

yipwt said...

yeap stupe..it's reverse broga.

We don't have the balls to do peres last...hehe

err..bukit hantu is near the lake semenyih climb. From bt 14 if you head straight to the lake, that's the hill.

Ajo said...

Stupe, bukit antu is enter from pekan bt.14...(depan Masjid turn right). Btw wat time u guys finish. I did broga loop (classix)last month & finish at 445pm at tekala park.. pegi 16rider end up 6rider jek yg habis loop. Others naik kereta. struggling from Kg. Chennah - UMNO signbord. Nx time mau start Perez.. Eazy a bit. Tink so??

cRAzYtoMatOmaN-D said...

Tough!!!
after being baked in the sun & finishing bkt hantu, anyone looked like hantu?