January 23rd will be the first AUDAX ride of 2016. It is a 200km distance from the start to the finish and will take you over some nice terrain in Malaysia. You need your passport, EP, PR, or whatever cards you use to cross borders. This is one of the nicest routes encircling the entire Kulai area which is rolling and not too busy. There are a few sections of busy roadways that we will hit but generally try to stay with your group and help out with punctures if any. Kulai would be considered hilly by Singapore standards but not as bad as Bintan. There are plenty of petrol stations to stop and refuel at but generally we stop after 70km and again around 130km for water and food. If you feel like you maybe ate too much over the holidays and did not ride enough then don’t worry….you are not alone.
Saturday January 23rd the AUDAX 200km starts at the usual time – 5am for briefing and registration and we roll at 5:30am sharp. The route is below on Strava along with the Cue sheet which has the turn by turn directions from the start spot. There will likely be three or more groups (fast, medium, slow) so you can choose your pace. This route is really nice taking you over the Kulai hills and the always fun J94 rollers. The cutoff time is 13.5 hours for the 200km distance.
If you have not signed up for 2016 membership online you can join on the first ride or sign up here…it makes sense if you plan on doing more than one ride this year. Also for people from out of town, make sure you bring your return air tickets unless you fancy spending hours in the immigration check point. When we cross the border make sure your passport and valuables are safely tucked into your pocket (The Insunza Principle).
Start place is the same as usual
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?
Passport and whatever cards you need to cross the border. It is advisable to bring Malaysian Ringgit to buy things from the petrol stations. You should have enough food and water for 100km. Salt tablets are a good idea if you cramp up sometimes. Of course bring tubes, Co2, suntan lotion and your legs! See you Saturday January 23rd!