July 25, 2008
Kluang Ride – Right Time. Right Place.
25 July 2008 / Friday / 04.00 p.m.
It was a coincident that brought Halim and his lady biker, Nik to head south and ride alone as a couple on the bike and bumped into Kembara Mahkota Johor last 25 July 2008.
Earlier on Halim and Nik were supposed to ride east to Kota Baru on 25 to 27 July 2008 with K & his wife, Azah; Atin & his wife, Ani; and Hamid & his wife. However, that Kota Baru Ride which was scheduled a month before had to be postponed when Nik on a very late notice had to attend an official function in Kluang, Johor. Hamid also had to withdraw this ride due to a mechanical problem of his bike. After much discussion it was finally decided that Halim and Nik took the ride south first and later met up with K & Azah and Atin & Ani at agreed meeting points.
It was actually a disappointment having to postpone the Kota Baru Ride but the disappointment was at least compensated when coincidently the Kembara Mahkota Johor was also in Kluang. Even K and Azah took the opportunity of the one day delay and rode back to Azah’s hometown in Jengka, Pahang.
Halim and Nik had made a stop-over at Atin and Ani’s house in Rantau, Negeri Sembilan in an attempt to coax them joining the Kluang Ride. Well, the attempt failed but Atin gave Halim and Nik the assurance that he and Ani will meet them up at Bandar Muadzam for the Kota Baru Ride.
Later Halim and Nik continued their ride to Kluang. 3 bikers from Johor Bahru and Kluang - Lan, Cikgu and Pak Itam welcomed them at the Ayer Itam toll exit. They had dinner together with the bikers and then made their way to the hotel in Kluang.
The next morning while Nik attended the function, Halim spent the waiting time at the Kembara Mahkota Johor function. Indeed it was not time wasted for either Halim or Nik and every moment was worth the ride.