星期二, 3月 25, 2008

两只傻猫的Kulim-Betong Ride

What: Cycling Tour
When: 20/3/08 (Thu) – 21/3/08 (Fri)
Who: Miow Chin & I
Where: Kulim, Kedah to Betong, Thailand via Labu Besar, Baling and Pengkalan Hulu
Distance: 180km round trip
Photo Album: http://picasaweb.google.com/blueameba/KulimBetongRide

Route Description:
Forget about the map, the map that I bought has total different from the route number on the actual road. Kulim is located slightly north of Bukit Mertajam, from Kulim town, follow Kelang Lama and go towards Kulim Hi-Tech Park. After passing Hi-Tech Park, turn left at a junction at palm estate, then follow Labu Besar’s direction. It is about 30km from Kulim to Labu Besar and noted that it is trunk road with lesser cars, nice place to cycle! After reaching Labu Besar, pass through another 10km of palm estate and come to Lata Bukit Hijau junction, make a left turn towards Baling. Follow sign board’s direction, the first junction to Baling is via highway Route 67, if you go straight further from the junction to the next junction, there is a trunk road to Baling via few kampongs, one of them is Tawar. Exit from Tawar, join back the Route 67 towards Baling, here you encounter more cars and more hot. There is roughly 30km to Baling. Baling is the bigger town with plenty restaurants (Malay, Indian & Chinese), then next milestone Pengkalan Hulu which is 13km away also another recommended stopping point. The journey up to here is on and off rolling hills, there is killing uphill for 9km long before reaching Pengkalan Hulu. So make sure you have top up enough fluids at Baling before crossing the hill. You can have early left turn towards immigration checkpoint without passing Pengkalan Hulu main street and this save you for 1 or 2km. Immigration checkpoint is about 7km from Pengkalan Hulu, and Betong is also about 7km from the checkpoint.








这旅途有什么特别?
两只猫一起上路,而且都是傻猫!

这旅途最大慰劳是什么?
Singha Beer, Som-Tham, Manggo Salad and MASSAGE!

这旅途的冒险指数有多高?
2/5。1 是给路线不清。另一个1是给偏僻小路,但不很长。

这旅途有什么吸引力?
因为要过境chop passport的,很威风酱囖!而我本身很想到高乌这地方看看,好彩骗到另一只傻猫同行。不过如果她没来,我也会1-to-go的。

这旅途最大挑战是什么?
日晒—午间的太阳真的很猛很猛很猛!雨淋—回程淋了一小时的雨,是狂风暴雨那种,还闪电打雷,吓死人!

这旅途最难忘的是什么?
就是那段从Baling到Pengkalan Hulu地狱似的上坡路,而且还在全天最热的时候,中午一点越过那座山,死人嘢!想像看,去程用了两小时,时速只能7788,回程却只用一小时,最高时速去到5、60。

下个目标是那里?
Gold Coast吧?

最后的后记:
真的很谢谢MC的陪同,如同金三顺所说:如果一个人要划过太平洋,那一定很辛苦;如果两个人,就好,累了的时候有人在身边鼓励你,旅程会变得轻松愉快。

4 則留言:

SaharaFelis 提到...

CM, Thanks for organising such a nice trip & thank you for keep waiting this slow miow all the journey.
Next trip....go Medan 1st lar.

blueameba 提到...

I have many next trips in my mind: Fraser's Hill, Cameron, Grik, Phuket, Hua Hin, Kun Ming, Tibet, India, South America, Alaska, Canada, Africa, Europe... wah, almost all around the world :P

慧沁 Wai Sum 提到...

wah, no wonder you are sick. 真的很有趣,可是要运你的脚车去,不麻烦吗?

blueameba 提到...

这次不用托运输公司,自己驾车上槟岛和MC相会,第二天一早也是驾车到Kulim,然后重组脚车就开始了。