Sunday, August 31, 2008

A Day trip to Hatyai

Hello, today (30.08.08) I have decided to go to Hat Yai with the intention to grab MTB frame as a replacement for my KHS Alite 2000. NXTeam in the mean time are riding at Ulu Pauh trail. I was unlucky at SP Jamboree and have to suffer the consequance of not riding for almost 3 weeks. It was a big blow because normally Saturday or Sunday will be my riding day. Something has to be done......... my beloved wife has agreed to accompany me.

At the Bukit Kayu Hitam immigration complex waiting for my turn to come


A Toyota Unser from Malacca has been spotted


After negotiating with the "Prebet Sapu" my wife and me then have to queu up at the Thailand immigration booth for boarder pass authorisation


Ahead is the junction to Padang Besar


This is our driver for today's trip. His name is is Sakorn, a great and very helpful guy.


At the traffic light after Sadao we can see that Malaysian vehicles are dominating the Thai Highways.


This is called a Minibus ....... Errr!!!! Hmm... according to Sakorn.

The whole family are at the back, quite dangerous actually. Well for sure it is rare to see this in malaysian soil.


We used the shortcut route and unfortunately its convocation day at HatYai University and we can see people selling teddy bears by the roadside.

Hat Yai University main gate


At Hat Yai Nai. Nai means = dalam


This is my beloved wife at Somchai's HatYai MTB shop


Taking a picture before deciding what frameset to grab.


Tut-tut

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This is what I brought back from Hat Yai

GIANT XtCteam

Giant XTCteam with Emboissed logo.
Seatpost: Amoeba Vitra 30.9 CNC forged.


A common decal for XTC frameset



Engraved GIANT logo


The name that distinguish the series of XTC


XTC decal at the chainstay.


Side view of my new XTC


Brand:GIANT
Model:XTC Team EMBO
Year:2008
Material:6013 Super Light Aluminum Alloy
Color:Red
Weight:1503g(Size S)
Specification:17(S)


Original producing area:Taiwan
Description:

· Supersize ALUXX SL Aluminum construction
· Size: 17(S)
Bottom bracket 68mm,english thread.
· Front derailleur model: Top pull,34.9mm
· Use 30.9mm seatpost,one 30.9mm-27.2mm convert ring included
· Compatible with V-Brake and Disc Brake.
· Seatpost Clamp included.
· Sealed bearing headset included
· Net Weight:1503g (not included bolts/seatpost caliper/derailleur pothook ),
P.S = So sorry for the wrong info given about this frame earlier on. Discovery was made last minute regarding the origin of this frame.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Julien Absalon Article in NXT Blog

Hello all,
Just to share some information about the double Olympic gold medallist in MTB discipline. His article appeared in NXT blog in january and since he won the Olympic for the second time NXT would like to highlight the posting about him. Congratulation Juju!

We can also check his MTB specification. But please bear in mind that he is fully sponsored.
Heeheheheh....... the frame only would cost us around 5.8k Wow!!!!

Link: http://northen-xtrailers.blogspot.com/2008_01_01_archive.html

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Olympic 2008 XC Result.

Men XC final.
Gold: Julien Absalon FRA 1:55:59
Silver: Jean Christophe Peraud FRA 1:57:06
Bronze: Nino Schurter SUI 1:57:52
4th. : Christoph Sauser SUI 1:57:54
5th. : Marco Aurelio Fontana ITA 1:59:59
Women XC Final
Gold: Sabine Spitz GER 1:45:11
Silver: Maja Wloszczowska POL 1:45:52
Bronze: Irina Kalentyeva RUS 1:46:28
4th. : Catharine Pendrel CAN 1:46:37
5th. : Chengyuan Ren CHN 1:47:40

Thursday, August 14, 2008

BM Mountaincross 2008- Registered!

NXTeam has confirmed their participation in the upcoming BM Mountaincross event this coming November. Only 4 members going to B.Mertajam. Hopefully by the time to take part in the jamboree all of us are mentally and physically prepared. The reason is November is just a month away after the Eid-ulfitri. So, you know what I mean right!!
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375) Mohd Zaki b Mohamad Radzi-Male-XXL-NXT-02446
376) Hasnizam B Hasan-Male-XL-NXT-02447
377) Edy Hisham B Hashim-Male-L-NXT-02448
378) Roshaizan Bin Rasul-Male-L-NXT-02445
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Monday, August 11, 2008

SP Jamboree - Event Day

SP Jamboree 2008
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Everything are set to roll
NXTeam : Edy, Zan, Zaki (chan : taking the picture)


Riders who can't wait for the flag off


Start/Finish line. SPMTBclub crews busy setting the bike for the VIP's


Briefing by the organizer

Adi Harriman from Alor Star. Accidently met with the editor
at Gurun RnR at 6:15am for Subuh prayer

Riders from all over regions.


Patience is virtue ......


If you can identify the odd ......??? She's the reporter from The Star.


Canary ...... Mascot!!??......


Overview of participants. Registered 771 riders.
Wow!! nearly break the record.



Chan NXT with Black of 99 Bikes, Langkawi.


Art and The Historical Island Riders. (99 Bikes)

We can see Ah Chai and expatriate next to him.




Let's start rollin' .......







Starting to get dusty and dirty






First Stop ...... Why? Bottleneck, what else.


Still waiting ......


Taking a good break eventhough after 15 minutes ride.




Thanks! to Brader " the name whom I forgot to ask"
for taking this picture.


Yoo.... !!!!!!


MTBing......


MTBing.....



Long Live "POWERSTICK" ..... sempat lagi tuh!


Location : First Climb , Landmark: Hindu Temple (Mini)


Bottleneck .......


Wah! Another picture of NXT Editor

With Bang Wan Penang. Expert in Outdoor Activities.


The rest of NXTeam taking picture with Bang Wan
Note: after this picture was taken, the four of us grabbed our bike to start climbing.
Editor aka Chan NXT just start to put some pressure to the pedal and then ....
kapow!!!!..... the chain snapped and the derailleur hangar broke into two different pieces.
It was a heartcrushing moment for Chan because the ride has just started. He was rescued by the crew and..... there goes his S.Petani ride.
(photos can be viewed at the end of this post)

In the rubber estate ........


Let's push ...... Don't cycle......




Peace!@#..#!


Whoah!! Downhill maa......!!!!


Edy after completing all the checkpoints.
Congratulation Bro!

Proof of Success!

Let's see who's really lucky today!


Mr. Alai from SLL Team, Perlis. A salute to you!


Tents!


LT (R) Ramly. The man behind all this event. Ke is the secretary
for this jamboree. Way it go Bang Ramly!

Ai of Redflag Cycle and Juwita from Penang.

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Finishing Line
Top Riders aka MTBikers.

Jaa and Ipoh Guy.
"...Born to crush all the trails...."
Note : Jaa used the wrong route before reaching the finish line.
The first place goes to Ipoh Guy. It's okay Jaa, we know that
you are a great rider. Its just a matter of technical.





Fifth Place : Female Rider from MSN.
Gold Medal winner of 2008 SUKMA.
Hmmmm....... No Wonder!!!

Man MPK of TRM
Well Done! Top Finisher.


Ai of Redflag.


Zan of TRM


A Reunion of bloggers :
(L-R) NXT, TRM, REDFLAG and NESAMGEREK.


Another congestion at the finishing line.


Zan of NXT at the finishing line.


It's Makan time.......!!!!

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The Chan's Heartcrushing site.