Sunday, June 6, 2010

Some regulations for the upcoming Burung Hantu

As this is our second nightly event, we emphasize riders to obey rules and have proper equipment list below during the ride.
• A bike that’s properly serviced and in tiptop condition.
• Helmet Compulsory for your own preservation.
• Torch light. Compulsory as you’ll need it to guide you in the dark.
• Extra batteries. Average battery life is 2 hrs. So additional batteries is needed to go on further.
• Back light (Red Light), so that when you are On The Road, the car from the back will notice you.
• Mini tools.
• Spare tubes (2pcs) and patches.
• Pump.
• Insect repellents.
• Mobile phone.
• Bright or Lumisnescent wear. Easy to notice you while you are riding
• Raincoat... in any case it rains

Rules of ride
Please slow down at junctions and watch out for these signs. Marshals will be stationed only at critical points to help guide riders. There will also be official Sweepers who will move into the trails after the cut off times for each stage. If you are unsure of the turnings and can’t find the signage, go back to the last seen trail marker and wait for the Sweepers.
Since this is a night ride event, we encourage group riding as you can rely on each other when help is needed.
You can expect trail congestion during the initial parts of the ride, especially on the narrow single tracks. Stronger riders are advised to come to the front during flag off. If you should stop during a climb, do quickly move to the side of the trail and allow other riders to pass. This will help reduce trail congestion. Do give prior warning when passing a slower rider and only where the trail is wide enough to pass.

1 comment:

  1. Good work, but I have some suggestions:

    From my experience, I predict a huge trail jam at the beginning, knowing that there are more than 2000 registered participants. Starting time at 8:30pm combined with expected trail jam, indicates that only fast front riders will be able to catch check points before the cut off times.

    I would suggest reduce amount of time with presentations (from 2 1/2 to 1 hour), put check-in and other events running concurrently from 5:00pm until 6:00pm and start actual ride at 6:00pm. There is still a few days to organise the change and inform everybody.

    Otherwise, we will just be banging each other in the dark in the first hour, or so.

    With the best intentions,