Another Sunday morning. Another Sunday ride. Woke up early to feed the kids. Then at 7am, I took off for my first ride to Hulu Langat, via Jalan Cheras. It was quite cool and traffic was minimal. However, riding on Jalan Cheras was quite nerve-wrecking. I never get used to the high speed vehicles on the main roads, even during early Sunday morning.
Let’s get the damage out of the way first before the pictures come flooding this post.
Time: 1h 22m 43s
Ave Speed: 18.1kmh
Below is the map of my route
Actually, I was planning to cycle all the way to Pangsun. At last minute, I decided against it, since I was short of time, as I had an appointment at 10am. So, upon reaching my first pit stop at Batu 14, I decided to tackle the Ampang-Hulu Langat climb from this side instead.
I took the long route thru Cheras to get to Batu 14, which was about 17.5km. A shorter climb back would take only 9km from Batu 14 to home. I reached Batu 14 in 52 minutes.
I saw quite a number of roadies heading to Batu 18, either cycling on the road or on the car rack heading there. In fact, I was quite early there. Batu 18 is a popular place for roadies, triathletes and foldies to have their weekly training rides. Of course, their routes are much longer and tougher than mine.
The ascent from Batu 14 to Look Out Point is much longer than from Ampang side. Couple of weeks ago, I didn’t manage to reach the top from Ampang side. Today, I made it to the top, with 2 stops made to catch my breath.
At the first stop, looking down the slope. I saw a couple of roadies zooming down at dizzying speeds.
This is my second stop, just nice to take a snap at the well known fish farm thai restaurant.
Oh yeah! I finally managed to reach the top. It is supposedly at 300m above sea level. The road leads up to the Look Out Point, which I have never been there before.
The big wall with small lettering. Behind the wall is car parks.
My Raleigh Oakland and bag taking a breather.
I was extremely exhausted by the time I reached the top. After taking a breather for about 5 minutes, I took off again on the fast descent to Ampang and home. I stopped by a few spots to take some pictures.
View of KL
More view of KL/Selangor
Wore my hiking shoes to cycle
Finally, I reached home. Girl, of course, was the first to welcome me back.
I only consumed 1/3 of my water during the 25km ride. I came out early to avoid the heat of the morning sun.
So, what is next for me? Maybe I will take on the ascent from Ampang, and then cycle to Pangsun. That will be my next target.