I was invited to review the track of the event by Pak Chuu from Seri Iskandar Cycling Team. I invited Man Bank Rakyat who is one of the mastermind of our Great Advanture to join me for a 260km drive to Seri Iskandar.
That night before the ride, we were briefed by Pak Chuu about the track of SIT. He said the track is for beginners. We doubt it since no one ever rode the full track.
The next morning, 26 riders joined the ride but only 7 completed it.
The first 5km will be on road. Then offroad all the way until the last 7km.
The earlier part of the offroad will be light climbing and follow with 5km flat gravel road. Then the torture began. So many small hills to climb and follow with fast and tactical downhill. Please refer to elevation graph.
The last part of the offroad, you will enter abandon balak track for about 4km.
98% rideable. Just less than 1km in total where you have to push your bike.
Hardtail of fullsus – I prefer fullsus if I have one.
Unconfirmed news, there will be a very good goodies from MRCB, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, YB and lots more. There will be a carnival with live band a night before.
A lot of homestays available and you can camp if you want to. Anyway, please contact organiser.
To conclude, the track is tougher than BM MTB Carnival 2009 and have more downhill to enjoy.
Experts will enjoy it, intermediates will conquer it and beginners will chicken loop it!
Lastly, thank you Pak Chuu for a night at your homestay, dinner, breakfast and lunch. And also reimbursement for tol and petrol. And thank you also to all Seri Iskandar members and hopefully to see you again on 21st Feb.
Pictures of the track
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Some of the images of the track. A lot more are here or click any of the images below