Monday, September 22, 2008

Impressive Lata Kijang

Last week, after a successful trek to Lata Hammers lead by Joe Yap, I was keen on another happening waterfall. This time I planned to mountainbike all the way to Lata Kijang. Since YC bought me a mountain bike 2 months ago, I've only used it on 4 occassions. The christening of the mountain bike was in Kemensah which I failed miserably due to the high slopes. The second one was a short ride along the Semenyih dam. The 3rd and 4th time was to go to the nearby hawker centre to buy Hokkien Char Yee Mee.

I was in Bangkok recently and was in The North Face boutique. In there, I saw posters of trekking expeditions and that got me semangat.
Never Stop Exploring
4 days before the weekend, I summoned Eric, a biking enthusiast. Jimmy, my regular trekking is out of commission due to the puasa month. The last time, we went to Lata hammers, it was deserted which was amazing. I don't really like waterfalls with a lot of people. Eric was in the Lata Hammers group as well and got quite semangat with my plans.

We headed out to Kg Esok, the start of the 30km journey to the waterfalls.
Eric's RM4000 mountain bike and my RM400 mountain bike

My first 30 minutes was heavenly. The air never felt fresher and cleaner. Just beautiful greenery on both sides.
I Want To Ride My Bicycle, I Want To Ride - A Song By Queen
Fresh air

It was smooth sailing until I encountered my first (and many more slopes to come)small hills. Being a novice in mountain biking, I was pretty inexperienced in manouvering the gear changes. I ended up using a lot of energy on my thighs and leg muscles. But going down was superb. Going downhill with top speed is every mountain biker's best part. Every downhill will always encounter with another uphill session.
By this time, I was already pushing my bike. I no longer enjoyed the scenery as I was too exhausted to be all poetry in motion. Eric was happily riding up on slopes and performing wheelies. That goes to show his experiences in mountainbiking.
Pushing up on a slope

After an hour or so, we encountered this 70 degree angle slope.
70 degree slope
Pushing the bike up this slope is one of the most back breaking activities I've ever done. I collapsed several times due to fatigue

It was so steep that Eric, the mountain bike expert also had to push his bike up. Along the way, we passed by an Orang Asli village and asked about the duration to reach the waterfall. It was another 15 minutes uphill and then downhill for 10 minutes and the waterfall will be there. Upon hearing that, I chucked the mountain bike to the side and started walking. I wasn't going to drag the hunk of metal for another second.
Could not push my bike up any longer

After abandoning my bike, it was great to walk again without any burden. It was 12pm and I finally reached Lata Kijang. I was so impressed with this waterfall that my exhaustion completely dissapeared. The cool refreshing water also helped quell my fatigue. This is purported to be one of the tallest waterfalls in Malaysia. The second should be in Gunung Stong. We had nasi lemak and took some pictures. There was no one at the waterfalls except us. I love the puasa month.
Lata Kijang

Eric Stroud & Bear Teoh
By 130pm, we started our journey back and I reclaimed my bike where I left it. Overall, it was a satisfying activity as oppose to strolling aimlessly in Mid Valley Megamall.


Bubbles said...

Why am I not surprised?

Well, I'll help spread nakedness for u. U can be the Ambassador of Nakedness..

Check this out:

Teoh Yew Aun said...

Merci beaucoup merci beaucoup...spread the nudity cheers to everyone. I was contemplating uploading the frontal nude pic of me. I probably will upload it soon. Got to blur it out though. Actually, it can't be seen because it has shrunk. At that kind of waterfall area, cold and wet, the penis shrinks to the size of a USB thumbdrive.

Bubbles said...

Shyness ......a word totally foreign to you. Could be a good thing. For some.

Lemme know when it's up so I can tell more ppl about it,

Bubbles said...

Hey! Fruitcake told me she saw you on Cornetto Love Perhaps where you declared to the viewing public that you have a need to be naked. Think you can get that clip released on your blog or is it already on UTube?? Hook us up!

Teoh Yew Aun said...

Sorry, I was asked to remove the bum picture from the administrator or they will remove my blog.
You guys can request the pics if you want to.

Bubbles said...

Awwww I'm sure u were so disappointed. And now you can't even put up the frontal shot! And I already told so many ppl to come see.

Linus Linnaeus said...

i went to lata kijang and liked lata kijang before it became so accessible...and somewhat destroyed by the cement huts, weedkiller killed grass and the classic litter everywhere...