Today, I attended my first Critical Mass Ride. It is a cycling event that gathers all cyclist in non-motorized transport every last Friday of the month. Last month, I missed out because I had a flat tire. Today, not so.
How am I gonna go to Ampang Park? Of course, I cycled there. Took me about 40 minutes to reached there from my house. I took the Kampung Pandan Dalam and Jalan Ampang Hilir route. The roads leading to Ampang Park were full with all kinds of motorised vehicles. To make matter worse, it rained during rush hours.
When I reached there about 8.50pm, there were already many cyclists there, about 50 of them. Many of them had Fixies. I was the odd one out – a hybrid bike owner. I met someone from Kuala Kubu Baru. There were many first timers, like me!!!
There were so many Fixies out there. After all, it is a Fixies-organized event.
By 9.30pm, there were a few hundred of cyclists converging on Ampang Park. We began our tour around 9.45pm. We cycled thru KLCC, Hard Rock Cafe, Pavilion, Bukit Bintang, Pudu Raya, Masjid Jamek, Dataran Merdeka, Jalan Raya Laut, Jalan TAR, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KLCC and back to Ampang Park.
We get to BULLY the other motorized vehicles on the road!!! We even bullied RapidKL buses by occupying their bus lanes. LOL!
But by the time we reached back to Ampang Park, it was drizzling heavily. So we waited and waited.
If you want to check out the route that I took to Ampang Park and the route of the mass ride, click here.
If you want to check out my route home, click here.
What’s the total damage?
Distance: 23.72km + 10.97km = 34.69km
Calories: 911kCal + 421kCal = 1,332kCal
Time and speed is not important today. On the way back, my left knee started to ache. Too much pedaling, I guess. And I bought a Burger Ramli Ayam Special to replenish my lost calories!
Watch out for next month’s Critical Mass on Friday, 25 March 2011.
Thank you Massa Kritikal for organizing the ride.