New Spokes & Nipples Issue 1-1-2000
- The NEW SPOKES & NIPPLES
Official Newsletter of
PCC CYCLING CLUB
Your Perfect Cycling Companions
Wednesday, 18th October 2000 Issue No: 1-1-2000
1. VIEW FROM THE SADDLE
2. WEEKEND RIDES & EVENTS
3. Y2K EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
4. PCC KING OF MOUNTAINS
5. PCC HOLIDAY-ON-BIKE
6. PCC PEDOMETER
7. KRANKY WEEKEND IN KLANG VALLEY
8. KRANKY WEEKEND IN KUANTAN
10. CLUB MEMBERSHIP
1. VIEW FROM THE SADDLE
By Peter Choong
We are brand new!
Times change, people change, everything changes, for better or for
worse. Maybe its the new millennium and people want to do things the
new millennium way. Change or be left behind, that seems to be the
rally cry of late, everywhere. You hear it from your boss, from the
politicians, from your spouse (or partner change or get ditched!),
from your friends, from everybody .
Lest youve not noticed, this whole change thing has rubbed off on a
group of cyclists in the Klang Valley as well. We have taken on a new
identity! From now on, we are calling ourselves PCC Cycling Club or
simply PCC. Why the change, you may ask. Certainly we arent changing
for the sake of change itself. Its just that circumstances have been
such that we have to reorganise ourselves. But these are changes that
will remove any obstacles and distractions that hitherto might have
stood in the way of we ordinary cyclists who just want to ride our bikes
and in the process, promote the sport of cycling as a healthy form of
exercise and recreation. Full stop and no more. Committed we shall
remain to this objective through the hosting of weekend rides and
family-based cycling excursions strictly on a non-profit basis.
Transparency and simple good fun shall be the name of our game.
Reflecting this new identity and to distinct from the previous
newsletter that we were associated with, we have aptly titled our
newsletter the New Spokes & Nipples. Like before, it shall be our main
organ for the dissemination of information, not just amongst our members
and regulars but also within the cycling community and friends who wish
to be in the know. But we would like to see more participation from
everybody and well certainly welcome any contributions, articles or
writeups on interesting subjects even if only remotely related to
cycling from our readers. And well most certainly welcome your feedback
on how to improve this fledgling newsletter.
Unavoidably, we have to build up our database of subscribers from
scratch, which is also the reason why we had to give the newsletter a
miss last week. We also apologise if we had missed out delivering the
newsletter to any of you or your friends. Just drop us a line at
pcc_news@... with your e-mail address or, alternatively, we may
have to trouble you to subscribe below. Better still, register with us
at our new site on the ClubMTB portal more particularly described in the
last section of this newsletter.
PCC riders had a throat-burning ride at the Kuang bike hash last Sunday.
Many of us ran out of water (and food), not because we got lost but in a
display of the PCC spirit, we went to the aid of bikers in distress.
Over at Kuantan, Chin and Chong ran high on Ecstasy. They had a blast on
their tandem at a charity ride. Check out the stories below.
KOM 3 is just round the next bend. Presumably you fellas are all ready
for the penultimate event in the KOM series for Y2K. It maybe the
shortest in the series but you can bet its the toughest. Thats why
its reserved for the last best for last as always! Have fun kranking
up Genting with PCC your Perfect Cycling Companions. Pergi Cepat
2. WEEKEND RIDES & EVENTS
By FC Yong @ Krankster
Sounds like a sorry excuse but somehow when I got off the plane from
Penang last Friday nite, my right thumb had a slight swell and later
over the weekend became worse so much so I could hardly move it. There
was no way I could ride as even grasping the handle bar itself was
My thumb is better today and looks like I will be okay for KOM3. However
I have absolutely no idea how I got the swelling thumb. Ummm... X files
From what I hear u folks had an interesting time last weekend @ Kuang.
Excellent reasons why you should participate in KOM3 rather than F1 this
1. KOM3 is FOC
2. You get a certificate of achievement after the event - also FOC
3. You get to participate in F1 again in March next year, at least then
the battle for the championship is still undecided.
4. You cannot get TV replay of KOM3 - Someday soon maybe as we are
working hard at it !
5. KOM3 is a PCC event and F1 is NOT ?
6. Get to sip Ice Mocha @ cool 25°C temp.
7. Maybe last PCC KOM event of the century so you can brag to your kids
So come and join us and get up that hill !
Here are the upcoming rides that we have planned for rest of October and
November. Mark your calendars now and see u all on a PCC ride soon.
Next Rides: -
Sunday, 22 October - KOM3 - Genting
Thursday, 26 October - 240km of Madness - A right to brag road ride
courtesy of Bike Pro
Thursday, 26 October PCC Sg Pusu alternate trails recee.
Sunday 29 October - Ride & Family BBQ at Commonwealth Park/La Gong
November Rides :-
Sunday, 5 November - Meru Ride with Klang MTB group
10,11,12 November - HOB Sungai Lembing Rainbow Falls, Kuantan
Sunday, 19 November - Sg Pusu alternate ride
Sunday, 26 November- November Bliss at Kiara
In The Works ! :-
-Y2K plus 1 ride schedule
- Ironheart Part 2 - scheduled for Jan 2001, receeing in December 2000
Happy Kranking !
PELOTON2KM PUTRAJAYA NIGHT RIDE
Date: Tuesday & Thursday - 17th & 19th Oct 2000
Kick-off time: 7.30PM sharp - Pros, Elites, Amateurs, Beginners to start
Meeting venue: Opposite IOI Mall, Puchong - Car park facing Kah Motor
Duration: < 2Hours
Distance: 60kM with 3-4 laps of simulated criterium race surrounding
Recovery: < 20min recovery by the concrete bench along sidewalk
End of ride: Finishing in front of IOI Mall - Pedestrian Skybridge
Riding Style: Single & Double file formation
Must have: Rear Tail lights + noticeable coloured attire
For additional information, please contact Richard Aubry, the Headmaster
for Tuesday's ride at office-241 7088, home-255 0611, aubry@...
and Uncle Cheah at 019 3100 317, cncheah@... for Thursday's
ride or email webmaster peloton2km@...
3. Y2K EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
October 22: PCC King of Mountains # 3 Genting Highlands
November 10-13: PCC Holiday-on-Bikes # 1 Sg Lembing
31 August-3 September: PCC InterState 2000 KL-Gua Musang
2-4 June: PCC King of Mountains # 2 Cameron Highlands
29April-1 May: PCC Holiday-on-Bike Cameron-Gua Musang Epic Adventure
22-23 January: Peugeot Cycles King of Mountains # 1- Frasers Hill*
*Appreciation: Staged under the auspices of the now defunct Peugeot
4. PCC King of Mountains # 3 Genting Highlands
By FC Yong
Final test of the year! All those training and mileage that youve built
up, time to see the results. But its just another hill, so what.
Details as follows:
Date: Sunday 22 October 2000
Time: 7.30am sharp
Meeting place: Main entrance, Cable car station at Gohtong Jaya.
End of Ride: Coffee Bean, Genting Highlands
Total Ride Distance: 30km +
Participation Fee: Waived!!!
Ride Description: We will start our ride from Gohtong Jaya by heading
DOWNHILL towards Batang Kali for a 15km easy warm-up. We will then start
our climb from Batang Kali all the way to the peak at Genting. Climbs
get worse after Awana. This is perhaps the most challenging of all the
KOMs and proper warm-up is essential to tackle the very steep hills. The
thinning air will not be helpful as well. So plan your ride wisely and
do not krank or push too hard. Remember the idea is to COMLETE not
COMPETE. When the pain hits you, just think of the delicious ice mocha @
Coffee Bean waiting for you at the finishing point (on your own account,
so bring some money!)
Logistics: For those without support vehicles going all the way up to
Genting Highlands, park your car at the cable car station at Gohtong
Jaya. After the ride, you can take the cable car down to bring up your
car to collect your bike. Unfortunately, we are not allowed to bring our
bikes into the cable car! It is also not advisable to ride down to
Gohtong Jaya as road conditions are extremely hazardous, especially
during the rainy season. Traffic volume would also be peaking by then.
All participants to be self-sufficient in water and food.
Certificates: Incentive to make it up the hill! All riders making it up
to the peak will be issued Certificates of Merit. Including those who
made it up to Frasers and Cameron previously. Again, due to unavoidable
circumstances, we will not be able to give out any more KOM T-shirts.
See you at the hills!
5. HOLIDAY-ON-BIKE RAINBOW FALLS, SG LEMBING
By WY Chin
It has been set. Depart on Friday evening after work and back to KL on
Sunday. No need to take leave.
Adventure starts on Saturday morning. Expect a full-day ride, including
one hours hike to the pristine waterfall. I know some of you did not
make it to the falls the last time so now is your last chance before the
end of the century.
Interested? Please e-mail us to confirm. For more details, call me at
Cost? Accommodation cheap @ RM5/- per night at Association Hall. No
need to camp. Full toilet facilities. Unless you prefer the natural
Optional tour to visit the worlds largest underground tin mine on
Sunday morning. Sorry no under-16 allowed for safety reasons. More
details to follow after KOM 3.
6. PCC PEDOMETER
By Boh Chang aka Combo
PCC Pedal Odometer
% Achievement: 82%
Will we or will we not achieve the target? With 8 or 9 cyclable weekends
left of the year, well need to do an average of at least 40km each week
for the remaining year! Come on, lets do a century next month or at the
very least, do the Presidential Trail to build up the mileage! Yong,
Yong, do you hear?!
7. KRANKY WEEKEND IN KLANG VALLEY
Harsh Bash at Bike Hash
By Peter Choong
Date: Sunday 15 October 2000
Venue: Somewhere in Kuang
Distance: 18km +/-
Time taken: 10.00am 3.00pm (5 hours)
Saddle time: 1 hour 49 minutes only!
Average speed: Barely 10 kph!
Difficulty: Figuring what happened to 3 hours 11 minutes!
Fun: Recounting what happened to 3 hours 11 minutes!
Total time taken 5 hours. Total distance covered 18km +/-. Which
gives us an average speed of 3.6 kph! I can walk faster than that-lah!
so my 75-year old osteoporosis-stricken Mum pointed out to me .. . And
saddle time is only 1 hour 49 minutes. So what happened in between? Good
Perhaps we were overly confident or maybe just plain lazy. So Rides
Director Yong said, No need special road training for KOM 3. Lets just
join the bike hash. So 11 of us did, only thing is Yong didnt. Called
up at 7.30am on the morning of the ride to report a swollen thumb.
Perhaps he sucked too much on it or practised too hard on those brand
new gripshifters recently installed on his bike and could squeeze them
no more for a while. Unconfirmed reports say he was spotted riding a
red/yellow Giant in his big garden!
As usual, Don was last to show up at the meeting place but this time he
had Per Li along to share some of the blame. Driving in a long convoy
with bikes on top or behind is always cool. But the fast-emerging sun
above told us that the ride was going to be anything but cool.
Compounded by the fact that bike hashes seldom start at their already
late appointed time. So it was way past 10.00am when we were done with
the usual briefing by the hares and the hash finally got on.
As always, PCC riders decided to stick together, not upfront but usually
at the back, somehow or rather. Kulen launched his quest to challenge
Don for the Fall Guy title when he fired the first salvo a couple of
kilometres into the ride attempting to ride over a black rubber hose
lying across the trail at an angle. The ground was soft enough, he was
heard saying as he picked himself up. Bravo, man.
Perhaps he was trying to be macho or maybe he wanted a reason to make
use of his own Bengkel Ah Chung. A short distance further, Teres decided
to crank his way up a steep hill on high gears and so snapped his chain.
Pretending to help, we all stopped but really to catch our breath. It
was here that Kulen fired his second salvo, this time in true Don
fashion stuck SPDs. We also took the time to check out Uncle Bohs
brand new platform pedals and compared his original Ginova shoes with
the poor imitation that Don had on. James unweighted in the bushes,
oblivious to all the other hashers passing by us. Good, we are now at
the back of the pack! We can find our own trail.
So finding the trail we went, down countless adrenaline-pumping descents
which turned into knee-destroyers when we had to backtrack. In the
process, we lost Uncle Boh and Victor but picked up a few other riders
who couldnt keep up with the main pack. In true PCC spirit, we helped a
mat salleh couple, one of whose bike had a flat tyre without quick
release and neither had the right wrench. So we patched the tube on bike
and the couple was grateful to no end.
It was already 12 noon when we had barely covered 12 km. It didnt help
either when the trail led into a steep and slippery climb in open space
after running through a village. On one side was a deep ravine whilst
the other side of the track was punctuated with 6-foot deep gullies! One
could literally feel the steam rising from the vents on our brain
buckets which were fast turning into mini ovens as we pushed our bikes
up the hill under the blazing sun. This was when a fast-bonking Thomas,
another rider we picked up along the ride, could take it no more. So the
PCC 911 Rescue squad comprising Don and Kulen swung into action. They
managed to coax him to the shade where the rest of us were huddled. That
was as far as he could go. Even as we shared fast depleting chewy bars
with him, many of us were running out of water. So a decision was made
that the rest of us push ahead to get help whilst PCC 911 Rescue squad
stayed behind with Thomas.
The last 3 or 4 km back to civilisation was pretty exciting. After one
more climb that took us to the top of a clearing (view was fantastic
here!), it was downhill all the way, including one last treacherous
descent. Treacherous because it wasnt just very steep and rutted but
midway down, there was this bloody big hole which will surely swallow
your front wheel and send you down minus your bike! Then it was a left
turn onto a grassy single track which was just as exciting where we had
to inch in between narrow trees, hop over lying logs and crossing a
river to an orang asli settlement. Only Lau managed to keep his feet dry
when he daintily walked across the shaky coconut tree trunk with his
bike on his shoulder!
Back at the starting point, it was almost 2.00pm as James jumped onto
the 4WD pickup to lead the rescuers to Thomas. And to think James had
wanted to do the short ride so he could go back to work at 3.00pm!
Cheers to team spirit, Uncle Boh was there waiting for us, having ended
up with the short ride and been waiting for us forever, it seems! It was
another hour later before our PCC 911 Rescue squad members No.1 and 2
showed up with an ice-cream each! And another half an hour passed before
James returned on the back of the pickup, having dutifully carried out
his rescue mission. For that, he was made PCC 911 Rescue squad member
By then, most of us were so numb with hunger that we made it a point to
stop at the first available place to eat and drink of course!
Time-consuming notwithstanding, everybody enjoyed the ride, including
off-road rookie Per Li who, against the nature of mountain biking,
relished all the uphills but groaned at every technical downhil cos
she had to push!
Certainly the ride was more than any training we could get riding on
road for KOM 3! See ya fellas at Gohtong Jaya this Sunday.
8. KRANKY WEEKEND IN KUANTAN
By WY Chin
Kranky Weekend # 1
Date: Sunday 8 October 2000
Route: Istana Jabor Gas Pipes.
Difficulty: Extremely explosive; chances of survival not recommended
for smokers ;-)
Distance: 12 km off- and 18 km on-road
For the first time, Chong chose todays route. It was really quite some
time when we spoke of this route. It goes back to some 3 years now when
Tham first started cycling with us. Also one of those extremely rare
occasions that I rode on a Saturday afternoon. Sorry, no owls flew in
that day so it must be quite ordinary.
We never completed this route and I remember only Soh and Tham climbed
to the top - Soh spotted the other end as Jabo it is an irony really
will tell you later.
So the track was it.
Last minute repair on Chongs bicycle headset compression washer was
TKO and her Z2 was overloaded with too much fluid; thought it needed
more when I opened it last week leak-lah so thought it was empty hence
damping was super stiff when I put in too much oil. After some fiddling
I finally realised that I couldnt read Inglish . Push down and not up
is the trick before you measure off the 45 mm! Finally got that
fixed. Doc was at my place and was equally struggling with his XTR BB
BTW he finally confessed that he had one week of withdrawal symptoms
after the Interstate 2000. He is training for 2001 Tony ???
#$#*&@@#!!!! Doc could not get his chain line lined up properly after
replacing the BB. Had to take in and out the BB a couple of times
before we finally found the sweet spot so much for fixing our bicycles
last minute and on an empty stomach.
Kit heard me wrong this morning and came without his bicycle he
thought we were cycling road and was geared to ride the full bicycle
(tandem). Last minute got a FS Le Run fitted with city slicks!!!
BTW he managed to do todays ride without too much hassle.
Finally started off at 8.30am.
Across town to the Istana was just right for a warm-up. The quick drop
after that across the palm estate was exuberating first time, I came
down this track on an Alu 050 rigid fork, my most memorable ride (also
2nd time off road). It was double vision all the way, equivalent of
riding on a water buffalo. Those of you that had the privilege of
riding a 050 will know what I am referring to. BTW Yeti is now copying
its rear design for the Ti frame!
All of us regrouped at the bottom and headed left instead of the usual
right. The quick rolling terrain was tackled with a breeze as we
skimmed above the pipe lines. Cant imagine what will happen should one
of these pipes spring a leak below us!
It was not too long before we came to the final climb. It is a climb
all right. High enough to put the nearby National Power grid just well
below you, then you get to the top of the hill say 300 feet?? Think
my Sunto is still working ?? And that is just only a 100 meters
climb. Not one of us could clear anything past 20 yards from the
bottom. The rest of the way walk! Tham showed off his climbing skills
by carrying it up his shoulders and practically skipped all the way to
the top. I was among the last to get there but not before I hit
anaerobic a couple of times. Wooah what a climb also what a scenery
from up here!
I guess its part of the fun in MTB when you start to explore new trails
and hope not to get lost along the way that makes the weekend more than
R&R for a good 30 minutes while we decided what to do next. To day my
bicycle headset decided to pack in just as the compression clip in the
A-head set too decided to go pop. Old already-lah so?
The downhill was all fun as we had to bash across 3 feet of tall grass
and not knowing whats below. Cross your fingers and hold your breath
for any impacts.
All of us were spared today no crashes and it was a sight at the
bottom looking up. We practically left a trail on the crushed grass.
Got to do it again real soon! But not that earlier climb too much kg
Another 1 km of beating around the bush and we were finally at an old
log pond. Tham and Chong remembered the place well and we were
homebound. This junction is an intersection that runs to Bukin Goh,
Jabo, Istana (where we came) and another dont know where.
I opted to hit Jabo as I did not want to risk damaging my headtubes any
further. It as a ½ km and we were finally out to civilization.
We exited at the Chinese crematorium. Ironically because it was Soh who
named this spot to were his late wife .
It was a quick stopper up followed by the two famous down hill run to
Kranky Weekend # 2
Date: Sunday 15 October 2000
If you are not too sure what it is all about let me explain.
You get to sleep late and only start to roll out by 8. Would have been a
super ecstasy had I been allowed to sleep another 1 hour!
Dont need to worry about my camelbak because someone else has taken
care of it for me.
Better still, do not even need to prepare breakfast because at the end
of the ride, food will be provided. Tell me who doesnt carbo load more
Being on my full bicycle (read:tandem) today, we were given pole
positions because there were only two full bicycles. And not forgetting,
no need to draft the remainder 500 half cyclists behind us, but to
follow and be seen! Dapat Gaya-Lah Even got police outriders to shoo
the naughty cars to the side!
Tham was on the other full bicycle and was given the boss seat. Better
still was even cranked by the VVIP.
What extra ecstasy experience do you want on an Extra Ordinary
It was none other than The Ecstasy Drug Abuse Ride at Kuantan.
Having ridden the very short 12 km parade lap round town was just
warming up for us so we were definitely game for more punishment after
Challenges were called to do some intervals at Bay Route. Chong opted
out on her half so I had Tham to power the full bicycle never die
before like they say
Getting to the starting point was easy. Climbing the first gradient was
a totally different story. We hardly cleared 100 yards, went rubbery
all over and almost fell flat on the face, as we were kaput, finito,
Save face so we spinned down to the bottom with lots of excuses and had
a second go. This time smarter, so started with the super granny and
cheated a little 32 x 34 on a roadie setup cant be too bad. Pity no
22 for the crank, then coconut tree also cannot stop us.. We tried, and
we tried hard. Just could not believe we did our best. Legs just went
rubber. Slightly better but equally stopped dead on the tracks.
Not that we could not crank, we just could not sustain the momentum and
our heart beat went to overdrive almost immediately. This time, I
finally blew my gasket and was spewing steam all over!!! Both my quads
were burnt out and I could hardly stand situation was about the worst
I have ever recorded in my cycling experience.
That goes to show what shape I am in right now after Interstate only a
couple of lazed riding and this is the result . Looks like it is gong
to be trouble for me in KOM 3 . Kulen need any partners for KOM 3???
See you all at the starting line on Sunday.
By WY Chin
"Are You An Incurable Bikaholic?"
Of late, I was informed that some of you had your weekend passports
withheld at the exit gates and had to be grounded for the weekend (at
home) while the rest of us kranksters bunny hopped across the muddy
tracks. That got me quite worried, as I do not fancy loosing any more
Finally had to consult my family doctor for some advice, as the
situation has gotten quite serious. The test below is to be taken
seriously if you are serious enough not to loose another more than extra
Take This Test!
"You don't love me anymore!" "I always come second place to your @#$%
bicycles!" Sound familiar? You're definitely in serious trouble. You may
be going overboard on the fresh air and exercise bit. You've gone too
You've probably fallen victim to the insidious malady known as
What are the symptoms, you ask? Well based on personal experience, I
offer the following self-analysis. You know you're an incurable
bikaholic when. ..
- You find that a strange jargon is working its way into your everyday
conversation. Words like "derailleur," "Campagnolo," "Sach," "Eastern,"
"Dia Comp," and "Shimano."
- You have an uncontrollable urge to bring your bike into the house -
preferably in the living room or the bedroom.
- You find it amazingly easy to justify the purchase of a third bike -
this one just for special rides.
- You plan, and actually look foward to, a two-week bicycling vacation
trekking across mountainous terrain and setting a goal of 75 100 mils
a day, rain or shine!
- You can actually remember which valve type is Presta and which is
Schraeder, and are adamant about defending your favorite.
- Your spouse begins to automatically assume that you'll be on a club
ride every weekend, or worse yet your non-riding spouse begins to learn
- You meticulously care for your bike, while your $100,000 car quietly
- You view Christmas, birthdays, and anniversaries as times to exchange
gifts of bicycling components and accessories.
- You hang around bike shops without really needing anything.
- You're so naive that you think a "wheel-watcher" is a bike racing fan.
- You accumulate bike catalogues - and find something new to order with
each new issue.
- You easily rationalise replacing perfectly good components, just
because something slightly better or trendier just came out.
- You never throw away the replaced parts - even worn out tires and
- Your eating habits have changed. Things like "gorp," "Gookinade," and
"carbohydrates" creep into your diet.
- You plan the year ahead around the dates for HOB, Iron Heart, the
Interstate, the KOM, etc (the list grows longer every year).
- You don't plan any family events ahead until checking the "PCC Annual
- You begin to regard your job or school as a troublesome nuisance,
interfering with your quality biking time.
- You divide your friendships into two groups - those that bike and
those that don't bike.
- You talk about Armstrong, Induran, Chiapucci, and Bugno as if they
were close personal friends.
- You talk as if you really understand gear ratios.
- You'll ride all day in the burning sun and soaking rain, and then
complain at home if your air-conditioning broke down on you.
- Your family photo album is becoming filled with bike photos and
scenery views shot through the spokes. On the other hand, you have not
taken a candid photo of your spouse or kids for two years.
- You faithfully log every mile ridden.
- You regard the severity of a sickness or injury by the length of time
it takes until you can resume biking.
- You're beginning to actually enjoy drinking warm water out of a water
bottle (especially at sag stops, sitting under the shade and pigging out
- You have a permanent black grease mark across the calf of your right
- Your biggest goal is to participate in KOM (or some other suitably
- You would like to wear your colourful skin outfits to work.
- You belong to more than two bike clubs and/or subscribe to more than
two bike magazines.
- You consider not being able to ride on your favourite ride as "the
- You hang on to your favourite biking outfits, like a child's
teddy-bear, even though they are tattered and torn.
- You find your memory has improved - you can remember all the price
tags in your half dozen bike catalogs down to the last detail without
- You are more concerned about your favourite bike than anything else in
anticipation of an earthquake.
- You find working up a 20º climb more entertaining than gobbling down
popcorn while watching your favourite TV show.
So there you have it. How'd you do with the test? You may wonder- how do
I know these intimate secrets that you thought only you knew. What can I
say? It takes one to know one.
I hope you enjoyed this little excursion. For more, log on to:
P.S. Dont say I did not warn you. Get help early before its too
late! Once you get your passport stamped. You know you are not going
to get it back that easily!!!
10. CLUB MEMBERSHIP
PCC has registered a site with the ClubMTB portal, an online resource
catering specifically for cycling clubs worldwide. The site offers
online facilities for ride scheduling, photo posting, instant messaging
and discussion forum amongst registered members of the club etc. Best of
all, its FOC. Besides doubling up as our register of membership, it
will supplement our newsletter as an additional medium of communication.
Did you know that @ Club MTB:
· You can check out the photo gallery and find kool pics being posted by
members? Check out the latest posting from James Yap.
· It is the fastest way to get updated on current rides and club events?
· It is the best place to get information on other local trails? You can
also add your own favourites as well.
· It is the best way to communicate with other members either via the
forums or email one on one or enmasse?
· You can check other clubs activities as well?
Many of us have registered our membership with PCC at the portal and we
urge all our members and regulars who have not done so, to do so asap.
Just go to www.clubmtb.com and:
1. Click Join a Club
2. Click Asia and Pacific region
3. Click Other region, NOT Malaysia
4. Youll see PCC listed amongst the clubs. Click PCC.
5. Fill up the form and submit.
Once youve registered, a sign-in name and password will be forwarded to
you automatically for you to access the clubs site. Welcome onboard and
The New Spokes & Nipples is the official newsletter of the PCC Cycling
Club. Unofficially, its the organ by which PCC members and regulars
will kay poh amongst themselves! Target is to publish it every
Wednesday but do not be surprised if you receive it only on Thursday or,
worse still, Friday. After all, we got another job to tend to which
unfortunately demands more priority from us .
We welcome articles from every body but do try to submit them to us at
pcc_news@... by the morning of each Wednesday, otherwise well pin
the blame on you if the newsletter is delayed! And of course, like they
always say, we may edit all articles submitted for publication. Just to
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