Not long later, I enrolled myself to my first Charity Ride event organized by a Rotary Club with the theme of "Pedal Away Polio" to observe what was the biking community like in PJ. Below is the pic I took after the ride with my rider's number alloted to me pinned on my back pack, number 170! Well getting hotel room numbers and floors with the number 7 on it has become quite a regular occurence since I took on the eXfuze business and I wasn't moved much when I got my number. Then after crossing the finishing line, I laid my bike on the floor as it has no bicycle stand to reduce weight. Then things started to happen :
It is common to leave a bike on the floor like this.
The following week I was surprised that my colleague told me he saw me in the Chinese Newspaper above! That's a double surprise for Rider 170! None of the above surprises were planned at all!
Another interesting occurence since our July 16th event is that 3 months later, on October 16th, the local press was filled with news of the new 2011 Budget which included news that the government will allocate RM350 million to implement programmes to combat crime. For the first time, the police apparently have formed teams to patrol crime-ridden areas on bicycles as they can cover areas inaccessible by patrol cars! See the press cuttings below :
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