MTB recce at Green Hill

by turbosnail
1 Week ago...

We went recce at Greenhill this Sunday. I have been looking forward to this recce since I found out about Greenhill a while ago. There was a downhill trail that I was told it would come out at around Farlim area. I managed to drag my usual recce buddiesto go with me. Since they have not been riding for some time, I had to convince them it was a walk in a park. It was really a walk in the park when we started from Bukit Gambier. We were greeted by few cyclists, thinking we were newbies(we dressed like one!). It took us no time to reach the ta kiosk since we all were quite familiar with the trail. After a short break, we proceed to the trail that we wanted to recce.

My recce buddy, Andy the Greenhornet, tried his luck by descending the step slope. Forgot to take a video though!

Chinese temple after the step slope.

Excellent view to the farm after we continued the descent.

Halfway was a junction. The trail on the left goes to Greenhill.

Shaded trail.

Not all trails are rideable in Green Hill. Seeing here are my buddies doing the hard work to portage their bikes up to the peak. They must have been cursing me left and right!

Single track after the steps.

Guy in blue shirt is my highschool buddy, Fatt.

A view to Farlim area at the peak of Greenhill.

Greenhornet launched his bike down on a very steep slope. I have been to Kiara trail once. It is very similar with Kiara trail!

You see any trail at all? This is where we came down from the peak! We virtually slided down!

Fatt gave up and threw his bike down the slope!

Our machines. The riders were out finding the way out.

Fatt and Greenhornet checking out the trail.

We came out after we met a rubber tapper. The buidlings is Ixula apartment according to my GPS.

The aprtment. Non gated.

More pictures: LINK


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Kiara DH Domination

Congratulations to all the Riders and winners at today's FRM Kiara DH Domination!

Helmets off to the Organisers!!Spectacularly Executed!

More pics are HERE in the Album.


Sheldon Brown: 1944-2008

Sheldon Brown, the human encyclopedia of bicycling knowledge and a famous employee of Harris Cyclery in Massachusetts, died of a massive heart attack Sunday evening, February 3, according to his wife Harriet.

The 63-year-old bicycle expert was diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis in August 2007, limiting his prior upright bicycling and workload. His many trademarks include a longish gray leprechaun beard and shaved head. He was also well-known for patiently and thoroughly answering his 500 - 1000 daily emails.

Our thoughts are with Brown's family during their time of loss. His contributions to the bicycle industry were great, and his enduring legacy shall be greater.


Re: Gotong-Royong @ Cherok To'kun

Following are some of the pics taken during the gotong-royong at Cherok Tokun. Track is almost completed, just some minor cleaning up then it will be ready to ride. For those who helped on that day, THANK YOU!!!

Anyone who wishes to visit nd try the track can do so. Just ride up the tarmac hill for about 1.5km, just about 100m before reaching the 'Malaysia Boleh' rest area, there will be a wooden ladder on the right leading to the top and into the forest. Climb up, turn right, and you shall be able to see the trail.

Ride slow and safe, as track is still new and slippery when wet.
Be aware of sharp corners and very steep decends. Cheers~