Sunday, October 9, 2011

12 hours Endurance.

Last two weeks, I met with some friends from the UTM. Most of them work for UTM, some are staffs and some are contractor for UTM. So what's up? They're love offroad activity too. So I was invited to join their endurance trail on Sunday the last two weeks. The starting was at UTM and the exit was at Kota Tinggi.

If we take the main road, it will take around an hour plus to reach there. But if we take the off-road through estates and through forest, it will take around 12hours and some 200km.

They're quite different from others, much more friendlier, more helpful, doesn't look up on a brand, and welcome others to join. And they have hand held GPS to make sure we're on the right path.

Trail started around 9am after everyone had sort out their bike. Different brands like Suzuki, Yamaha, Demak Kawaski, and KTM gathered for this ride.

While waiting for others, I decided to take five. I bought enough tools to take out the whole engine and two bottles of fuel just in case. Since this is endurance trail, better be prepare aite? The bag weigh around 4kg to 8kg I think.

The one and only pit stop for fuel refill and drink. This is between two estates therefore there's village. Most of them are brothers for your information. How I wish my brothers can join me for offroad activity.

Other than slippery mud, moss, the other thing I hated is fallen tree.There's two fallen tree. This one we were going under it. The other one we had to lift up all of our bikes one by one. Consumed a lot of energy to did it.

Some of the bikes and a short break. Tumpang kasih sayang like them said since some of them dont have stand to park.

River crossing. A lot of big boulder and rock. I damaged my skid plate here. Now its cracked already. Luckily I had it. If not, for sure the engine cover will be cracked into few pieces.

And after that, rain started to came down. So no more photo snapping. Keep all my handphones and wallet in a plastic bag. The last obstacle was a fallen tree which we had to lift up our bikes in heavy rain and super muddy mangrove crossing and a small river which we all lay down inside the river like half an hour to recover some energy. And its 5pm already. And we just reached our destination.

Stop by at the Kota Tinggi Petronas for fuel refill. Ate some bread and energy drink in the heavy rain. Super exhausted! Around 6pm we took another route to go back. Yes we can take the main road but what's the point of endurance trail then?

From Kota Tinggi to Skudai, we took a shorter route and we got lost in the estates. In the dark. Only 3 bikes have lights and only me have a tail light. So from 6pm till around 10pm, we finally got out of the dark and we all decided to go back and call it a day!

What a ride and experience! I'll definitely gonna go again. Kudos to Demak for its superb performance and endurance. No problem at all during the trail.

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