July 26, 2008

Kota Baru Ride – The Rendezvous

26 July 2008 / Saturday / 11.00 a.m.

Finally, it was time for Halim and Nik to start their much anticipated Kota Baru Ride. After communicating with K and Atin, they both made their way east through Mersing at about 11 a.m. Halim had set to meet up with Atin & Ani at Bandar Muadzam Shah while K & Azah at Kuantan. Atin was to leave an hour later than Halim and K was to set out its riding time accordingly for a timely rendezvous at the agreed places.

After an hour on the bike, Halim and Nik chanced upon the Kembara Mahkota Johor at Mersing. There was a long queue all the way at that Taman Wawasan area where the local people greeted the Kembara Mahkota Johor entourage. Every now and then Halim communicated with Atin and K for updates of their exact locations prior to the rendezvous.

At Rompin Halim and Nik had stopped for lunch while Atin and Ani had their lunch at Jempol. Both couples were about 60-80 kilometres away from Bandar Muadzam Shah. Well, it was really a perfect timing when both couples crossed each other at Bandar Muadzam Shah at about 3 p.m. However, K and Azah were already in Kuantan, way too early from the two couples.

Finally, all of us were together in Kuantan at 5 p.m. and it sure was a great relief to be together. We later started our ride as one intact team to Kota Baru and headed for Kuala Terengganu about 200 kilometres away from Kuantan. It was then 5.30 p.m. and we anticipated to reach Kota Baru before midnight.

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