Monday, 27 August 2007

Return to Rubber Research Institute (RRI) to Donate Blood

Rubber Research Institute, Sungai Buloh



It must have been because of the Ghost Festival. Otherwise, it would not have been just Henry, me and buzzing vampires on this hash.

In fact, it was supposed to be a joy ride to Serendah, inevitably Iron Man had to "fong fei kei (ffk)" (a Cantonese slang referring to an action of not being able to fulfill what one said or promised), which started a chain reaction of "ffk".

To top it off, the morning started off raining and it seemed to promise more rain for the rest of the day. We breakfasted in Rumah Ku at Kelana Square waiting for those who were supposed to go for the hash to turn up. After we received the "ffk" SMS replies, we headed out for RRI.

Thankfully, it did not rain as promised... :-) We headed out and hit the trails going nice and easy. The trails in RRI were wide and all dirt and rocks. Essentially, it was a very easy going ride. Basically, we took the opportunity to explore almost all the trails and forks.

For me, the high point was a very nice downhill that just felt too short, even though it was about 2km long. We like it so much that we went another round.

By then we had done about 20km and donated about a pint of blood to the vampires of RRI. We decided to explore the other side of RRI (across the road from where we parked), where the RRI staff quarters were. Personally, I was looking for a nice place to have a drink and talk cock after a terrific ride.

All in all it was a fantastic ride. RRI is the perfect place for MTB newbies. The next time I am headed there, I will make sure that I bring PLENTY of mosquitoes repellent!!!

Total Distance Traveled:
21.74 km

Top Speed:
38.7 km/h

Videos and GPS Embedded Photos:
Blood sucked in RRI:
  • Henry
  • Jack

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