Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Blast from the past!

 Mountain Biking Shah Alam prototype magazine cover, June 2008 (konon)
The covergirl rider is Jim 'stem' Thomson during a test ride at the 'kerengge hill' Section 8 Lake Loop, Shah Alam.

Photo taken in 2008. At that time, the trailbuilders managed to built at least 5km of mountain biking trail before being hijacked by a capitalist i.e.ikan keli project owner.

The trail is now abandoned. You can check out full photos of trail day sessions, dry run etc at the now defunct old website.

Back then, there were only two major rides in the mountain biking scene, the grand daddy of jamboree,  Kayuh 'Laksa' Penang and the grandmother, The Pcc Prez.

Majestic view of Banjaran Titiwangsa, Dec 2008 Photo by Jason Koh
And todate, the scene is overwhelmed, beyond our imagination. As some says, "..its like in Belgium, every week in week out, there will be an event of cycling!" ..and we were glad!

Hell Freezes Over Fraser Hill, 8.05a.m Jan 2009 Photo by kohmengkal