It is that time again…the AUDAX 200km ride is coming up on January 31, 2015. The ride briefing will start at 0500 and the group will roll @ 5:30 sharp. This ride will take you across the border at Woodlands and into beautiful Malaysia where you will experience first-hand the hills of Kulai and loop around the famous J94 rollers, a popular Strava segment and a lovely section of road where you can enjoy uninterrupted cycling! This is a PBP qualifying ride.
There will be a few groups most likely as per most 200km rides. The fast racing paced group most likely pulled along by Brian Johnsen, the 2nd group which is people who Brian shoots out the back and those who are a bit more conservative, the third group and potentially a fourth group who gets lost or has mechanical problems. Buddy up…it is a long day to ride solo.
Longhouse has been closed- so we are meeting at Starbucks near Novena:
Starbucks at Novena/United Square is open 24 hours, has plenty of seating, and there is a 7-11 there which is also open 24 hours….so this is the closest place that holds lots of bodies and has decent food/drink for early birds. United Square – 101 Thomson Road #01-01 United Square Singapore 307591
What to bring?
You should bring some Malaysian Ringgit along with your passport. There will be one stop at a Petronas gas station where you may want to fill your bottles and buy some food. There is also a second stop at Shell near the final stretch to the border. Bring your IC and passport to get across the border. In addition, you should bring food/gels/water enough for at least 100km of riding…it is always better to have too much than not enough food and drink. Tubes, pumps, CO2 cartridges are all recommended. Remember that AUDAX rides are self supported…you can still help other people out but you cannot get assistance from people in motor vehicles. Please ensure that you have insurance to cover yourself in case of emergency.
If you think you don’t need it then read here http://www.directasia.com/blog/travel/cycling-in-asia-be-prepared/
start time 5am
Download the cue sheet here http://www.strava.com/routes/1282253/cue_sheet