Saturday, December 29, 2012

Kuala Lumpur : A Joyful Christmas Ride - Bukit Kiara

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Kuala Lumpur - A Joyful Christmas Ride
Bukit Kiara>Desa Parkcity : 24th-25th December 2012
Distance covered : 20.7 km.
Time : 8:30 pm - 12:30 pm
Time Taken : 4 hrs. (including stops for photo, caroling & ushering in Christmas)

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PRELUDE

The Head Elf - YongSin Ng
It's that time of the year for merry-making, and what can be merrier than riding AND caroling at the same time.
That was Yong Sin's idea, as usual our fun guy can come out with these wonderful ideas.


With that he posted a FaceBook event called "X'MAS EVE CAROLING NIGHT RIDE".
And we were expected to sing carols during the ride.
Anticipating that many of us could only croak, he even posted Christmas Carols for us to download and practice (probably in our showers!)

Sg Pencala Exploratory Ride Map  (click for Map Link)
The ride route would be the same as our earlier Sungei Pencala Exploratory Ride. So it's the same map then. Except to usher in the Xmas, we made a detour to one of the watering holes at Plaza TTDI.
Ho! Ho! Ho!


THE RIDE

Bikers arriving at Changkat Abang Haji Openg from Royal Selangor Club Bukit Kiara
The group would be starting from the Royal Selangor Club.
However, me & a couple of other bikers would be cycling from our nearby homes to meet them at Changkat Abang Haji Openg, i.e. just about 15 minutes from the start point.
We had to wait a while as I did not realize that they were singing their hearts out, caroling at the Royal Selangor Club.


And they came...
But wearing red Santa's caps under their helmets and with blinking red lights too.

Great!
This will really kick off the joyful mood for Christmas. It's a first too - a rare sight seeing elf-like bikers riding in the night.


The guys were sporting those elf-hats.
Wee here with his cap - with his stout build he could make a good Santa; perhaps next year?


YongSin was most considerate; knowing that the three of us missed the earlier caroling, he had all of us caroling again.
There in front of Wisma Bakit, we were singing our hearts away; luckily the residential area was some distance away as some of us were actually croaking.


The twenty-three of us happily posed for a group photo.


In a joyful and cheery mood, we rode off through Taman Tun Dr. Ismail & Kampong Sungei Pencala.
The resident must have thought us a crazy lot, cycling in the middle of the night AND with red Santa's caps with blinking lights!


Stopped for a quick regroup at Sungei Pencala.


Going through the Sg. Pencala kampong and passing a short off-road stretch, we soon hit Desa Parkcity.


And then the Waterfront @ Desa Parkcity.


Where we stopped for a while and mingled with the Christmas crowd there.


A High-5 here with a Reindeer cyclist!


But all too soon we had to head back.
We needed to be at one of the watering holes at Taman Tun Dr. Ismail to usher in the Christmas.


Santarinas with the odd elf.
At the watering hole, we started our fun.....



and revelry.....



..... and caroling.


We were sitting outside, while inside the pub singers were belting out joyful numbers.
The time is near, I quickly rushed outside to be with my fellow bikers.


Three..... Two.... One...
MEEEEEEEERRRRYYYYYY CHRISTMAS!


Phweeee... Peee.... Pheeee....
Clap.... clap..... clap


The santarinas and the elves partied on for a while and then rode off.....


... Restoran Devis Corner at Taman Tun Dr. Ismail also.


We parked our bikes in a nice row.


And had a simple, nice and badly needed supper - cycling does zaps one energy.


Even elves and Santarinas have to pay for supper.
Ho! Ho! Hoh!
**MERRY CHRISTMAS**


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