If God permits, I will be cycling +/- 140km this Sunday morning, together with the JB gang. Route: Kg. Melayu Majidee - Sedili - Kg. Melayu Majidee. For those who know, this is not a flat route for sure.
What, 140km? Gilo apo?
Wow, I'm feeling so much tempted to do it, as much as I feel scared. For Ironman level, 140km is like nothing coz they swim 4km, then cycle 180km, then finally run 42km. Not even like kacang putih for them, maybe just like kacang dal. But for me, this is definitely not equivalent to any kind of kacang in the world. Takut siot!
Scared of not being able to break my own barriers - mentally and physically.
The only time when I cycled more than 100km was back then in the United States. It was only 101.5km if I'm not mistaken. Started early in the morning, bila dah balik matahari dah terpacak atas kepala, and it was during summer time.
The next time I cycled close to 100km was with the JB gang here, few months back. We covered the distance of close to 90km, from Kg. Melayu Majidee to Kota Tinggi waterfall and back. My thighs were badly crammed on the way back. Memang dah gave up banyak kali dah, tapi sebab tak bawak duit banyak so takleh la nak naik teksi balik rumah, kena kayuh beskal jugak. (Note to self: next time, bring enough money for taxi)
But hey, this is 140km man! 140km bukan main-main punya distance wa cakap lu for a rookie like me. Kalau bawak kereta on the same route with average speed of 80km/hr sekalipun, senang-senang boleh cecah dekat-dekat 2 jam. Itu naik kereta dol, bukan naik basikal! Dah la sejak lepas raya I only cycled for 18km, then another 18km, and lastly 24km during the normal Wednesday nite rides. Tak tau la ada stamina ke tak, belasah aje lah.
The JB gang said it will take about 7 hours cruising to cover the distance with a break in the middle. But for me, maybe I will be 'cursing' for the whole 7 hours.
We'll see what is going to happen.