Thursday, October 30, 2008

Missed Opportunity - paralyzed due to paranoia?

From Merida TFS-500D
Today, my MTB-fanatic friend sent SMS for a ride in Putrajaya. I missed a few rides already, and thought I would go with him today. I already left my house when i received the message. So i thought i would go back this afternoon to pickup my bike.

Soon after my meeting ended, which was earlier than i expected, i rushed home. Freshen up a bit, grabbed the gears, and ... the bike was locked!

I can't find the key, and my spare is with my wife, in the office. So i frantically look for the key and eventually gave up at about 1715hours. Sadly, I picked up the phone, and call him to tell about the lock. I was not sure who else would be there, and felt sorry cos i sent a confirmation earlier.

Anyway, yet another missed opportunity, indeed.

Looking forward to the Friday CM... see you guys there.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Cook like a chef - Roast Beef Stuffed with cheese and herbs

I enjoy having good foods, and often times will try to prepare foods myself.

Especially after watching Astro AFC Asian Food Channel. My favorite is "Cook Like a Chef" and "License to Grill"

Here is my version of roast beef stuffed with herbs and cheese. Enjoy!

Garmin 60CS and Merida TFS500

Yesterday I revived my old Garmin 60CS GPS in terms of use. 3 years ago, I mounted it on the windscreen on my car, today, its on my mountain bike. I am happy with the simple DIY mounting with cable-tie. Works for me so far. Yet to bring it to a trail. Can't wait for tomorrow Putrajaya Wetland free ride.

Not much of a trail, but that will do for now :)

I also found a way to upload my tracks to and here is the result of my first free ride.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Amateur Radio aka Ham Radio

This is Nine Whiskey Two Alpha Quebec! 9W2AQ

Yet another hobby. Obtained N3ODN while I was in the USA, and now in Malaysia with 9W2AQ.

I have collections on antennas on top of the roof.

1. Collinear VHF designed by a UK factory which I now forgotten the name :)
2. Diamond X50 VHF/UHF antenna
3. Elk Antenna Log Periodic Directional VHF/UHF
4. Diamond HF
5. Home made HF butterfly tunned for 11m and 40m

From Ham Radio

Here are the transceivers i have

1. ICOM IC-706 Mark IIG
2. ICOM IC-200
3. Two units of Kenwood TM-261
4. Wide Receive handheld Kenwood TH-F6A


1. VHF/UHF SWR Meter from Diamond
2. MFJ HF Antenna Tunner
3. 25 Amps Power Supply made by 9M2NZ Rashid
4. 12 Amps Power Supply

From Ham Radio

MTB again?

After I gave up my proton t-bolt to by brother in Baling, I am again buying a bike! This time a used Merida TFS 500-D. A hardtail as compared to the all mountain dual suspension t-bolt.

This time, more friends are jumping into the bandwagon and I am as excited as I was last 2 years when i bought the t-bolt.

I hope this will be a good hobby and exercise, plus some recreational advantages.

Really looking forward for the maiden ride this Sunday, hehe Putrajaya Wetland Trails.

See you guys there ....