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Old 04-12-11, 04:33 AM   #1
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Photos - KL City Charity Ride

Hey folks! Michelle and I took part at a charity ride recently. It was organised by Cycling Malaysia Magazine for the Sport Toto Malaysia National Charity Foundation.

We took the train to the city with our bikes and rode for 23km around Kuala Lumpur's City Centre.. Here are some photos from our ride..



We woke up at 05:00am in the morning and spent some quality time with our kids before heading out to the train station..



Our gurl seems to be very enthusiastic because she thought she could tag along, but there were no Husky sled race in the city.. hahah!



Michelle unloading her bike at the train station..



The LRT links most of Kuala Lumpur's urban area to the city centre..



Samo, eagerly awaiting the train's arrival..

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Setting up the bike at a train station in Kuala Lumpur's city centre..



Its early Sunday morning, so the crowd is scarce..



Arriving at the event site..



Riders with the commemorative ride jerseys - looking good on their Sunday best..



Participants with the event's mascot..



Malaysia's legendary rider Ng Joo Ngan (centre) sharing a light moment with the event organisers..

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Samo's ROCKSTAR buddy doing the wheelie for the camera..



The Samos



Samo with an old friend Mr CS Wee..



Riding the streets of Kuala Lumpur with the morning bus commuters as our audience..

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All the way from Thailand with his Dahon Hammerhead - Khun Thanit..



Samo's buddy, Mybikestore owner Mr Johnny Ng and his black Polygon Urbano folding bike.. He's a hardcore foldie!



Re-grouping at the independence square..



Mr Samo, sharing a chat with her friend..



A friend of our riding her Flamingo foldie bike..

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Note to self: Never hitch a ride from a fella and his baby seat, its bad for your gonads!



"If you think I'm sexy, then reach out and grab me.. nananannnnannna!!!"



Its all in a day's work..



We continued to ride for a good place to have lunch..



The happy wanderers and their food haven..



Meat dumplings in soup!



Curry noodles! Oh yeah....

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Michelle's bike encountered a blown valve on the way back to the train station.. what a bummer!



After getting it fixed, it was time for some good coffee..



A day's hardwork, rewarded with good company and some iced coffee..



The day ended with a ride back to our nearest train station.. It was a fun day!

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Great pictures. Are the Flamingos popular there?
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I'd really like to get my hands on a flamingo, those bikes actually look better with the internal cable routing and extra gears for a good price!

Great pics Samo, also just wondering I know it's probably 30C+ there and see you two always use backpacks. Isn't that kinda hot for the weather? I can't do it here even when it's 20C+ cause of the heat I generate and prefer some airflow.

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Apparently it's for sale in Malaysian bike stores:
http://shop.baikbike.com/product.php?id_product=109

for the price of $1155USD

you get:
7 gears
bike rack with bigger wheels (all extra for bromptons)
internally routed cables for cleaner look.

for a similarly setup brommie it's 1450 so it's around $295 less.

I really like it but wonder how much would it cost to ship this to north america. not that I "need" another bike with the wife questioning my two wheeled habit.

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samo,

i see that you had your bike in a bag, is it not allowed bare on a train in KL ? as usual - very nice pics and bike diary....keep them coming. you're becoming a hard core foldie too.
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Great pictures. Are the Flamingos popular there?
Not at all, these bikes are as rare as they can get.. ahhaha!

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I'd really like to get my hands on a flamingo, those bikes actually look better with the internal cable routing and extra gears for a good price!

Great pics Samo, also just wondering I know it's probably 30C+ there and see you two always use backpacks. Isn't that kinda hot for the weather? I can't do it here even when it's 20C+ cause of the heat I generate and prefer some airflow.

EDIT:

Apparently it's for sale in Malaysian bike stores:
http://shop.baikbike.com/product.php?id_product=109

for the price of $1155USD

you get:
7 gears
bike rack with bigger wheels (all extra for bromptons)
internally routed cables for cleaner look.

for a similarly setup brommie it's 1450 so it's around $295 less.

I really like it but wonder how much would it cost to ship this to north america. not that I "need" another bike with the wife questioning my two wheeled habit.
We love our backpacks... Never leave home without them.. I guess we've got used to lugging them around with hydration bladders, we felt 'odd' not hauling them on our back..

Errm, I think you better invest on a Brompton. Its far more superior than the Flamingos..

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samo,

i see that you had your bike in a bag, is it not allowed bare on a train in KL ? as usual - very nice pics and bike diary....keep them coming. you're becoming a hard core foldie too.
Bare bikes are not allowed on trains in KL.. Thanks for your kind words buddy!

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