Jogging and Cycling around Southern Klang Valley (SKV) - update

Track #1 - numero uno is Putrajaya Wetlands
Putrajaya Wetlands is one of the largest constructed freshwater wetlands in the world!. It has a total area of approx. 3.5 sq km. 

Putrajaya Wetlands consists of 24 wetland cells, Wetlands Park (Taman Wetland) and the other Wetlands areas. The Wetland now is also a wildlife sanctuary which attracts a huge variety of animals to the combined terrestrial-aquatic wetland environment. Putrajaya Wetlands is the nearest place to my house for bird watching - I mean feathered birds! Several species of local marshland birds and water birds including the Little Egret, the Little Green Heron and Cinnamon Bittern, and migratory birds form Northern Hemisphere have been spotted there. 

It is also a place to enjoy a leisurely walk, jog or cycle along its bicycle track ...

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Track #2 - South of Putrajaya and BB Bangi

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Track #3 - Tmn Putra Perdana
Taman Putra Perdana is located at the highest point in Presint 1. It is surrounded by Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah and acts as an intermediator between the natural domains to the North and the Government and Commercial domains to the South and East. The park is among the best place to enjoy a panoramic view of Putrajaya.

Taman Wawasan is located on the Northern section of the Core Island area in Presint 2. The park is bordered by the Putrajaya Lake and Canal on one side, while along the Western side is the hard edged city fabric of the Persiaran Perdana. Taman Wawasan is conceptualised as the principal Metropolitan Park.

Among the facilities and attractions provided in the park are:

* Birds Aviary
* Three Theme Adventure Playgrounds (Parks, Water, Forest)
* Park Promenade
* Light Beacons
* Gazebos(Wakaf) and Shelters
* Jogging Tracks
* Headlands Area

Track #5 - Putrajaya Botanical Garden
Putrajaya Botanical Garden is located on the Northern section of Precinct 1. It is a glorious sight. It is so amazingly inspiring seeing all those beautiful trees, flowers and green shrubs thriving on a hill overlooking a serene lake, with the imposing Putra Mosque standing tall, its shadows shimmering on the calm waters.

This park has been designed as an Acadia or a national sanctuary for the Malaysian living collection of plant taxonomy as well as a centre for education and research.

Track #6 - Tmn Warisan Pertanian (Joging only)
Taman Warisan Pertanian is located within the southern part of Presint 16. It is a showcase of Malaysia's commercial agricultural development. This includes rubber tree, oil palm, coffee, tea, cocoa, fruits, herbs and spices. 

• Rubber Plot
• Fruit Orchard
• Herbs and Spices
• Viewing Deck


Track #7 - MINTec Park and its vicinity
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Track #8- Taman Tasek Chempaka (Joging only)
Taman Tasek Chempaka is a recreational spot suitable for jogging - there is also BangiWALK enhances the reputation of this recreational area and provide yet another place for residents to spend their leisure time. 

Every Saturday morning BangiWALK is a place for aerobic. The park also includes a six-hectare lake along Sungai Air Hitam which is ideal for fishing and relaxation in the evenings.

Tracks Outside Klang Valley
1. Around my hometown, Machang Suburbs

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2. Shah Alam

Buying My First Bike - for record purpose only

1 - Must know what I want - what I can afford.
In other words, I must decide how I want to ride at the price I'm willing to pay. Before anything else, the first thing I have to decide is how I want to ride. Not exclusively for road or mountain? Neither Morning commutes nor weekend getaways kinda bike.

Probably a hardtail mountain-bike similar to this one would be suitable for me to start with

There are different bikes for different types of riding. Finding the right bike for me started with choosing the riding category that best suits my style. It must be an All Terrain Bike [ATB] suitable for Cross Coutry [XC] and the combined weight including my own must not exceeding 80kg.

2 - Find a good dealer.
There's no better place to find the right bike than an authorised dealer. I shall pick a store where I feel comfortable and one that offers me options. Whenever I could not get the help I need, there's sure to be another dealer to serve me better.

3 - Check the specs. Choose a frame that's right for me.
About 70% of how a bike rides is determined by the frame. Because the material a frame's made of, how it's designed and how it's crafted impacts efficiency, comfort and handling. After the frame, the wheels, suspension and drive train components, in that order, have the most effect on how a bike rides and performs.

Once I decide what kind of bike I want, I find the model and size that fits me best at the price I'm willing to pay.

4 - Get fitted. Take a test ride.
The best way to get a feel for a bike is to spend some time in the saddle. Adjust the seat height and handlebars before I head out. It's a good idea to test ride on at least three bikes before deciding which one I want to take home.

I shall take a couple rides on my new bike, chances are I'll need to do a little more fine-tuning of the fit. If my knees hurt, I adjust the saddle height or placement. If my lower back hurts or my shoulders get tight, I shall adjust the reach to the handlebars. If I do not adjust the bike when it feels slightly off, my body will adjust instead and it could cause longer term problems.

5 -I must ask questions.
If there's anything I don't understand, I don't afraid to speak up.

6 - Buy what I like.
When I've done my homework, choosing the bike that's right for me is easy. Just go with the one that really makes me want to get out and ride, without going over my budget, and double check to ensure the bike I select is the right size and is properly adjusted to give me maximum performance and comfort.

May be a month or two later I shall eye for a full suspension machine

7 - Select the right accessories
The right accessories, along with right bike, make cycling safe and fun.
Ultimately, I will get something equivalent to this machine...

My latest  machine - Proton T-Bolt (ref. 280525)
my T-Bolt