Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Around Penang Island In 88 km

I consider myself as fortunate to grow up in Penang Island which is truly a unique haven. It has exotic landscapes, yummylicious hawker food, Legolas Beh Teh Saw, heritage buildings and nicest people like ME! Agree? (blek! blek! blek!)

I plan to retire and spend my last Twilight years, back to Penang of course! I have found the ocean front condo which I have eyed with a lovely balcony to laze on my rocking chair and watch the golden sunset everyday. You can just do the same and be my neighbour too.
No wonder Penang was voted as the "2nd Must Visit Destination" in the world by NEW YORK TIMES!

Recently, I joined the entourage of an elite group of KL cyclists to Penang for their crazee event to cycle around the island - 88 KILOMETRES of uphills, down slopes and through deadly terrains.



At 7:00am sharp, over 2000 hotties clad in their tightest biker shorts were flagged off from my favourite Municipal Council's Building at Fort Cornwallis.



They came in all sizes and colourful shapes, showing off their kinkiest racing bikes which costs anything from RM1000 to over RM20,000 for a 2 wheelie! That's outrageous price these days for designer bikes from London, Paris or New York. Silly me, just bragging the wrong cities for bicycles. Their costly outfits alone could outshine my Prada jacket, with their well padded shorts equipped with auto-protruding genitals booster.


An expired blogger was there too.


The thousands of cyclists rode excitedly to greet the morning's golden sunrise by the sea @ Esplanade.





Penang's contour is really winding with so many narrow streets along the coastal lines. Nothing much could be done to widen the roads as that would require blasting the hills.



The first victim of tyre punture. He mended and patched his leak with his own sticky saliva!



I was surprised that one of the many water-stations actually belonged to Rotary Club Of Bukit Bintang!



Argh! Poof! Quish! Erhhh! The road was steep towards Pulau Betong.
Notice 2 guys camwhored lovingly all the way!




The narrow roads before Telok Bahang are in widening stage now. The new road will be opened soon after many years of delay.


This is the huge water reservoir at Telok Bahang.


Nearing the end, along the famous Gurney Drive's stretch.




Many supporters carried words of encouragement under the hot blazing sun. I think they were unpaid clowns doing that!


The red shirts were not Thaksin's protestors but shutter bugs waiting to catch the best angles.



At the end of the cycling event, thousands of racers and moutain bikes were strewn all over the streets. What a rare sight!



This guy came back last of course!




The whole 88 km ride was just to campaign for a new cycling lane!!!
Oh Gosh! I think it won't happen!





29 comments:

  1. argh...how i wish i have a bicycle here in brazil...

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  2. Legolas Beh Teh Saw? Was that me? How did you know I like BTS? But yeah, I love BTS. Bought some again from Melaka the other day.

    Did you join the ride as well? If yes, then I have to stop calling you Unnnnccclleee already! Have to call you young man Twilight. Hahahaha!

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  3. Grandma riding 88km with the uphill and downhill... "Geng"! So how grandma train himself?

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  4. Fufu - I think Brazil is a lovely place to cycle and enjoy the scenery! Go buy a 2nd hand bicycle now!

    Legolas - Of course I know you love Beh Teh Saw cos I am a Ghee Hiang's fan. Next time, I will buy for Uncle Legolas! Hey, I have signed up to climb Mt Kinabalu....so I am still younggggg.

    TZ - I got a bicycle as a present, so i had to hit the roads.

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  5. Hi There, Penang looks like a great place. I can understand why you want to retire there.... BUT--you have tons of years before your retirement...

    Great photos of the bike race... Hope they get their new cycling lane.
    Betsy

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  6. Wah! BTS from Yyyyouunggg Twilight. Can't wait already!

    Kinabalu! I haven't done that myself. Probably will when I build more stamina. And definitely not going with Sotong cause he will never go.

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  7. Yes Legolas, when the shipment arrives at Port Lifebook, the logistics will deliver BTS to you for distribution.

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  8. ARUMUGAM!!!!!
    WHY YOU SAY YOU WANT TO STAY IN PENANG WHEN YOU RETIRE???

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  9. arumugam you have forgotten Letchumi back in your motherland?? oh, how sad you are dumping her in that far away land and enjoying your life without her in that beatiful island.. :(

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  10. haiz, so disappointed with you leh.. you must bring Letchumi to migrate over so that you can sing bollywood songs and chasing around bushes in Penang~~ :D

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  11. thambee long long time never been to penang already lor.. heard lots of changes in there.. but 2nd must visit destination in the world?? hmmmm, i'm a bit reserved with that~~ :D

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  12. but i guess the thing that i eat more from penang must be the tao sah pneah lor.. cos everytime if there's anyone back from penang, sure will get a box~~ haha!!

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  13. wah, arumugam so nice cycling 88kn around penang island!! but i think you run better than cycle lah, especially when the hindi songs are played and there are bushes around, you run faster~~ :D

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  14. wow, such an interesting event..I would love to take part too.

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  15. how i wish i knew how to ride a bicycle
    hahaha
    great job keep it up
    have a great day
    keep being active

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  16. used to do that during sxi days but those days r over hehe

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  17. HARRR... those guys so pro... can camwhore while riding the bike.

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    不需技術 不需囤貨 不需推銷 不需說服 不拉親友 絕對合法
    一台電腦就搞定一切 100%在家工作 上班兼創業 家庭事業可兼顧
    只要瑣碎時間就能經營 限時免費體驗報名中 要搶要快
    http://life-so-ez.blogspot.com/

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  19. i love Penang too, it is where my heart belongs. unfortunately, it's fast becoming a concrete jungle with all those high rise buildings crammed in every single available space. :(

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  20. i love events like this. they are so fun to watch.

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  21. 88km is about twice the length of Singapore. =p

    Regardless of whether you guys manage to lobby for cycling lane, at least you guys had fun with the event!

    Love Gurney Drive - food comes to mind!

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  22. Is there any such event next time? I would love to join!

    Helix

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  23. Oh lu pun once upon a time Penang lang? Great place to retire ~;)

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  24. sounds fun! It's been almost 20 years since I cycled. haha..

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  25. wow it must have been fun and an awesome cycling experience marvellous!

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  26. I miss my bike... gusto ko na tuloy bumili ng mountain bike...biking and running and jogging sa umaga...

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  27. Hi... my first time here. =D I come from Penang... but now resides in KL. Miss it very much. T_T

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