World AIDS Day bike ride

On Saturday December 1, 2007, cyclists from all over the world will participate in World AIDS Day by cycling 27 miles to commemorate 27 years of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. All rides will start at 8:00. Cities and townships from all over the United States and the world have committed to highlight critical awareness by cycling in organized groups and wearing red symbolizing the AIDS ribbon.

Some of the cities participating in this event are: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Tucson, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Montreal, London and Sydney. Additional cities are signing up daily.

This year's Los Angeles ride will honour HIV-positive three year-old Caleb Glover. This past July while on vacation with his foster parents in Alabama, Caleb was denied access to the swimming pool and showers at Alabama's Wales West RV Resort. The incident received national attention including a segment on ABC TV where Until There's a Cure (UTAC) member and ride organizer Brian Hodes first heard about Caleb's ordeal.

The World AIDS Day ride organizes groups around the world to ride to raise awareness of the perception and stigma associated with HIV. So far Hodes has spoken to people in England, Czechoslovakia and Australia about having bike rides in their communities. In cities where December's cooler weather could present a challenge, Hodes suggests organizing spin class marathons at local gyms.

Silvia Glover, Caleb's foster mother, expressed her support for Hodes' efforts. "I'm totally blown away that people all the way in California heard about Caleb and want to raise awareness," Glover said. "It's such an honour and such a good opportunity."

Caleb's health is now precarious because of complications from HIV and his medication, and he might have to have a feeding tube installed. "Caleb's had a harder time than most," she said, "but he's a fighter." Hodes, who is also a rider in the fundraising AIDS LifeCycle ride, a 545-mile bicycle ride from San Francisco to LA, will be riding in Los Angeles on December. 1.

Until There's A Cure (UTAC) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating HIV/AIDS by raising awareness and funds for vaccine development, care services and youth education.

at Wednesday, November 28, 2007 1 comments  

Triathlon/Endurance Sport T-shirt etiquette

  • In the Triathlon community the wearing of race T-shirts has become a sign of accomplishment and fashion. Choosing just the right T-shirt for that special occasion can be a daunting and difficult task. The following guidelines have been compiled to help the responsible T-shirt wearer avoid potential embarrassment and/or elevate their status.

  • A shirt cannot be worn unless the wearer has participated in the event. (Crew, volunteers are exempt, see Guide #10.)

  • Wearing a T-shirt within 30-days of the event demonstrates lack of experience; it says: I don't have any other T-shirts, ergo I'm a novice! (see guidelines #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9).

  • Any race T-shirt, less than a Olympic (standard) distance, shouldn't be worn to an half or full Ironman (long distance) event. It simply doesn't represent a high cool factor and sends a red flag regarding your 'rookiness'.

  • If you raced in the Longest Day or any other race longer than Olympic distance, definitely wear that shirt whenever possible.

  • When returning to a race in which you previously finished, then wear the shirt from the first year you completed the race. Don't short change yourself by wearing the shirt from the year before. It doesn't adequately display the feat of accomplishment or the consummate veteran status that you are due.

  • Never wear a race shirt from the race you are about to compete in. It displays a lack of integrity and tempts fate. (See Guide #7, #8).

  • Wearing a T-shirt of the race, while currently running said race, is discouraged. It's like being at work and constantly announcing "I'm at work". (See Guide #7).

  • Never wear a shirt from a race that you did not finish. To wear it is to say I finished it.

  • A DNF'er may wear a race shirt if... the letters DNF are boldly written on the shirt in question. It is also acceptable to have a large-X across the name of the race on the T-shirt. While an X on your race number is associated with a drafting penalty in a non-drafting, typically Ironman races, it will stimulate discussion and you get a chance to explain why you DNF'd.

  • During a race the wearing of shirt from a previously completed year is acceptable. Wear the oldest T-shirt you have. This is probably a good practice because you now have no excuse to drop out since you've done it before.

  • Volunteers have full T-shirt rights and all privileges pertaining thereto.

  • No souvenir shirts! Friends or anyone else not associated with the race may not wear a race shirt. If your 'partner' thinks that the Windsor sweatshirt is great, tell them to send in their application early for next year so they can earn their own. This also means you should not buy old London Marathon T-shirts in the Bourne Sports sale.

  • Not withstanding Guideline #2, wear the race shirt of your last race at the current race pre-race briefing. The more recent the race the better. This is a good conversation starter. However, avoid the tendency to explain how the race was training for this, and this is just a training for the next race, etc. It just sounds like you're rationalizing mediocre performances. Sometimes it's best to live in the here and now. ("I've never been more prepared for a race! This is the big one!")

  • It must be clean (dried blood stains are okay).

  • If you've finished the Longest Day, or any full Ironman distance event, then wear the T-shirt as often as possible, since these races are so damn hard.
    If you don't know what things like DNF, T1, T2, Brick sessions are, then you shouldn't wear any race shirt until you do.

  • T-shirts must be used sensitively. Worn responsibly, they can help expand one's consciousness and immerse you in a great conversation with your Triathlon brethren. They are great for stimulating conversation with the opposite sex at the gym (aka chat-up lines). Worn stupidly, they can cause blisters, vacant stares, sprained ankles, and cause social anxiety.

at Wednesday, November 28, 2007 2 comments  

Psychedelic ride

This guy must be on LSD ....but hey .. who am i to say... it's his poison...

at Friday, November 23, 2007 0 comments  

Bicycle Players parody....coool..

Mommie dearest.

American Beauty

at Wednesday, November 21, 2007 0 comments  

Crank Dat...

awesome...real hard mans sport no fucking about

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Presidential Ride 2007 : Post Ride Analysis

As i made the U-turn , WOw..the amount of cars which are already parked at 7am , just astonishes me..the row of cars just grows longer every year...

Went there , found a parking lot. got the bike and stuff out , uh.... where's my bottle? crap! (your just never prepared enough..being sick makes it freaking worst.)

Anyway , easily 850++ riders + gatecrashers by the side of the road waiting for the horn to blow@8.00am, well some waited further ahead to beat the crowd. And GO!!!!!!!...

man,if this is a road event everyone will take it easy thats for sure...thanks to the hole shot in off road biking ,everyone is hammering for it else get stuck in the backlog.

Stage 1
Fairly manageable , as everyone is still fresh, (yeah it aint that tough alright) but i thank the PCC M&D for not making it any worst.

Stage 2
I take back what i said about M&D @ stage 1, the sickos knows how to smile when they see us suffer..... now this aint easy even after some hard climb , the requirement to pull of some technicals manoeuvre in fluidity in these wet condition is seriously difficult. Quite number of rider were dehydrated.

stage 3
pretty much similar like stage 2 but with less single track,more pushing i think..
( huh ? izit? no meh ? ehh gimme a break , i cant remember every puddle of mud la.)but i know water melon is a good thing !!!!so is bananas... but i was pissed at few things that my bottom bracket screwed it self out... ( picture later ) thus cant hammer as much and some idiotic rider just showered himself with a full bottle of mineral water...

Stage 4
the last 14 km to break all 4 loops. not easy. in fact to make it worst are small gradual hills that turns into mountains. and ladder climbs?? ughh which's sickos idea is that?

I'd say this year is tough in terms of technical and focus. heard of plenty of crashes and falls going around stage 2 ( even stage 4 , at the resident's ditch single track!) Gonna catch some rest.

10 min clip of stage 2

Thanks again to the PCC community for this excellent event.

Post Ride Checkup:

Post ride check up:Right BB screwed out.. :) had to tighten it back with fingers.

Broke brand New Profile plastic water bottle.

and my missing cateye Enduro...

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Dont know if i can ride.

Dont know if i can ride. having a terrible flu. body ache , lungs hurt, free flow mucus, i need a miracle..

very very disappointed

Current update: to hell with the Antibiotics.. i am gonna come this far shit , i better ride....

at Friday, November 16, 2007 0 comments  

Presidential ride 2007: Pre-ride check up: Eggbeaters

Some pre-ride maintainance tip i'd share to those out there with egg beaters.

Item required : tube with grease preferably Finishline. it last me 4 years.
: Flat head screw driver.
: Tissue or cloth

step 1: unscrew the plactic cap out.
step 2: check for free play. else get a rebuilt kit.

step 3: Now for the greasy part, screw the head of the grease tube into the eggbeater.
step 4: Squeeze untill the old grease come's out from the other end.
step 5: wipe and screw the cap back on.
your done.. now feel that it as often as you want.

at Thursday, November 15, 2007 0 comments  

POWERMAN 2007 : it was the DOG'S Du Du , alright.,

MAn, why can't i say..." no excuses " for my bad performance in this powerman. i can today and i admit it is a lack of preparation and i deserve it.

Went there with Reza,Carrie , Gibs took a drive down with the all the stupid roadblock due to the BERSIH protest.

Went there saw the usual suspects. registered for the timing chip. Ate some excellent Ikan bakar... massive attack with " Feast of fury "on the dishes. Fried squids balls as big as bull's bollocks.

Didnt really hang around much except to get the essential items, everyone stayed in a different hotel except for Andy ,Su , Karen and Chad hanged there for a while..cracked some joke before the pain comes..

Race days

started sharp at 7.30 , ready as the rush comes. settle into my pace. didnt really bother about those fast runners. cruise to my pace. didnt make much ground in transition. estimated 58 mins or so... maybe 1 hour...

when i reached back , head for the bike. start whopping some ass on the bike. cut many many nice looing bike... the freaking aero helmet works wonders ! its silent and its just so peaceful in there and it feels fast too... heck yeah 38-40 kmh... untill the the 30th km my knee gave hurt soo bad. every 12- 8 'o'clock crank stroke hurt like pulling my leg apart. seriously wanted to pull out of the race.

i cant even fucking pedal... it went to bad to worst. cramps set in, no salt. lack of water. seriously in no mood to even look at anyone.. lowered my kmh to 28-32.... reach back about 2 hour.

now the last leg.. i swear the pain is still in my head as i am writing this . with my knee injury ( I can manage cramps ) but fuck i cant manage my knee's going under the hammer. i walked and walked ... everyone and i mean everyone jogged passed me. my advantage of 15+- mins just walked away.

i wasnt amused at all... with people asking are YOU OK? i retort back NO. i just walked...
tried brisk walking but i got nuthing left. i walk again. tried jogging again , shouted" fuck " instead. Well there is a nice guy with NO.109 whom said "come'er mate walk with me"
Sure, hi Name's Bernard. he went i'm Bernard too..he lighten me up abit..cracked a few jokes...

fast forward....

One thing i dont appreciate is " stepping on someone when he or she is down " so if anyone out there whom thinks its alright... i'd wish you to " go ahead and fuck yourself and be happy "

Finished my run in 1 hr 40. its the dog shit alright.

sigh... yeah i am pissed. i need therapy. knee therapy.

congrats to all whom had a good time out there..

i'd lo0ok forward to Presidential ride. hopefully my knee will do okay. then i wont be pissed..

nite again.

at Monday, November 12, 2007 0 comments  

Powerman lumut 2007, Du it , YEAH DU IT.... right here.. yeah Du it...right there..

its fucking 1.30 am on a friday nite....went to collect come gears from the editor.
Could not make it WABisabi in ttdi but oh well, perhaps its a blessing.Got the loot ready,got everything in place.. ( fuck , forgot the towel.) hmmm i think tooth paste too..awhh. think tomorrow la..

in 3 hours time i'll note of few pcc cyclist going for 200 clicks to lumut.... amazing people those bunch..brave.i wish i could give them a medal. i think i'll honour them when i eat my lunch,sending good energy to them.

Got pissed off with a "Friend" of mine. stating me in my "gay tri " outfit.Well i seriously think some girl in KL are "pretty" dumb.i better not see her nor her wimpy guy friend pick up cycling. I'd make sure I'd bring him/her 100 clicks out. See em squirm in hell. wither in pain. dumb shit. the reason malaysia is soo backward is due to the laziness of this country and why lazy coz they ate too much yesterday.
thus complaining " owwhh i am getting fat..." i'd better take up rpm in my local gym without turning up the dial when the beats goes higher.sorry i just cant understand runnning or cycling in the gym while watching discovery chanel.

" when the scene is out there , instead of in there"

sigh, i'll stop here..

okay back to the context of DU'ing it.

Expectation???? no expecation.

i do my thing , you do urs.okay?


nite. see ya at the Party...

at Saturday, November 10, 2007 0 comments  

POWERBAR ....hilarious..!

i dont really endorse any gel or bar but i think this ad is pretty funny
when he started cycling with his hands

at Tuesday, November 06, 2007 0 comments  

its official , cycling is cool....

Not surprise if one goes "dear, but carbon is so yesterday..look at the leather trimming on that Chanel..look how it molds to the curvature of that steel frame...

at Monday, November 05, 2007 0 comments  

People Can Fly

Always had the love for trance music , in conjunction with endurance sports.

and it does improve cycling 150 bpm trance music while riding in tempo.

A new UK study on the ergogenic effects of music has tended to muddy the waters of scientific research rather than clarify them. In contrast to previous findings that music benefits performance by reducing perceived exertion, the current study found the opposite to be true.

Sixteen physically active participants performed two 10k time trials on cycle ergometers under two different conditions, as follows:

Without music;
With ‘trance’ music played throughout. This form of dance music, which has been described as ‘melodic’, ‘freeform’ and having ‘anthemic’ qualities, is commonly played in nightclubs. However, the tape, with numbers by various artists, was ‘mixed’ so that tempo and volume remained the same for the maximum duration of 28 minutes.
The mean time taken to complete the test was 1,030 seconds with music compared with 1,052 seconds without music – an improvement of 22 seconds (2%). This improvement was explained mostly by an increase in speed in the first 3k.

Somewhat paradoxically, however, ratings of perceived exertion were consistently higher throughout the time trial with music.

‘Interestingly,’ comment the researchers, ‘cycling speed and perceived exertion both were higher during the music trial in the present study, suggesting that the participants were working harder during the music trial, but were fully aware that they were doing so.’

Previous research demonstrating a reduction in perceived exertion with music has focused on ‘time to exhaustion’ tests carried out at prescribed submaximal exercise intensities. However, time trials are thought to be more externally valid than constant power tests, may be more reliable and allow for selfselected work rates.

Given that it is difficult to fit their observations into current theories about the ergogenic effects of music, the researchers call for further study of their findings.

Meanwhile, they warn that, although the musicinduced improvements in starting speed was favourable to overall times in their study, there could be some race situations in which a fast start might be detrimental.

‘In addition, although the improvement in performance was consistent across participants, and some participants were competitive cyclists, we cannot extrapolate our results directly to high performance cyclists competing in professional races.’

Int J Sports Med 2004;25:611-6

anyway , i like the video..... its pretty cool....

at Saturday, November 03, 2007 0 comments  

Qoutes i follow by...

"There are people who have no bodies, only heads. And many athletes have no heads, only bodies. A champion is a man who has trained his body and his mind, who has learned to conquer pain for his own purposes. A great athlete is at peace with himself and at peace with the world; he has fulfilled himself. He envies nobody. Wars are caused by people who have not fulfilled themselves."

- Coach Sam Dee The Olympian

"If someone says, 'Hey, I ran 100 miles this week. How far did you run?' ignore him! What the hell difference does it make?.... The magic is in the man, not the 100 miles."
- Bill Bowerman

"Everyone in life is looking for a certain rush. Racing is where I get mine."

- John Trautmann

"We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon."

-Emil Zatopek

"If a man coaches himself, then he has only himself to blame when he is beaten."

- Sir Roger Bannister

at Saturday, November 03, 2007 0 comments  

Girls Smoking...

So many girls and young women are still smoking and even taking up smoking, despite all health problems it's been proven to cause. Why? The only reason I can think of is the glamorization of smoking -- it seems to be what the pretty, thin girls do, particularly from a high-schoolers point of view. Here's an new anti-smoking video I recently came across, one which tries to appeal to more to a woman's vanity than her health

at Friday, November 02, 2007 0 comments