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Thursday, July 19, 2012

RRI - Rubber Research Institute - LGM Lembaga Getah Malaysia

Now there are eagles in the area 1 of 3 last Sunday
I have not posted anything for a long time. Actually, I haven't cycled for sometime as I was tied up with a rather problematic repair work at my house. Anyway, I managed to resume the cycling routine about 3 weeks ago with Khalili. RRI was the natural choice as it was close and offered decent off road cycling opportunities. So far about 9 rides in 3 weeks which is not too bad.

However on the last ride, Khalili and me were stopped by Uniformed Security Patrol on a 4x4 on our way out. The guard spoke to Khalili who was in front and the conversation went on on something like this.

Guard : Bang, Abang naik basikal sini Bang? (very obvious)

Khalili : Ya, naik basikal.

Guard : Abang masuk ikut Gate mana? Gate depan ka?

Khalili : Tak, tak masuk ikut Gate depan.

Guard : Abang masuk ikut jalan Segi College tu ka?

Khalili : Ya masuk ikut Segi College.

Guard : Sini tak boleh naik basikal Bang.

Khalili : Dah banyak kali kami kayuh sini. Dah minta izin dengan RRI. Ada surat kebenaran.

Guard : Sekarang dah tak boleh naik Bang.

Khalili : Sejak bila? Tak ada bagi tahu pun. Baru naik minggu sudah

Guard : Err, Sejak bulan Julai ni.

Khalili : 1 hb Julai ke?

Guard : Ya, sebab tempat ni bahaya, jadi kami kena buat rondaan 24 jam.

Khalili : Ronda 24 jam?

Guard : Ya, sebab di sini ada banyak kes bunuh. Jadi, kami kena ronda 24 jam.

Khalili: Dah bertahun saya kayuh di sini. Tak pernah dengar pun.

Guard : Sekarang dah tak boleh Bang, bahaya. Sekarang dah jadi kawasan larangan.

Khalili : OK Baiklah, terima kasih.

End of conversation and we cycled out very upset.

I am posting photos of RRI just for memory sake as it was and hopefully still will be the major site of our rides.

Also, we discovered a marvelous downhill ride in the Tropicana Trail, it really catches you by surprise. Directions as follows:-

After entrance from the Segi College side you will come to the 3 forks, left, right and center. Take the left fork and cross the bridge. Take the trail up not the right hand lake side fork. When you reach the fork at the end of the trail, right going up, left going down, take the left fork ( actually the right side is easier) it is a loop. About 700 meters along this trail, there is a trail to your right which looks very unused. Take this trail. After about 50 meters you will come to a fork, take the left one and enjoy. It will lead you out to the other side of the loop with a valley crossing. At the end of the trail, left will take you back into Tropicana, right will take you out.

Escape the guards and enjoy it.

Before the new tower

Nangka Wangi

Butterfly on handle

Chempedak teramat wangi

Fariq first ride 4 years ago

Fariq and Fahmi

Fallen rubber tree

Eddy's first ride

Fariq's 2nd ride

View on top of tower

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