Touge 11/07/2010: Gombak – Genting Sempah – Bukit Tinggi and back

Published on July 13th, 2010

“Kereta kalau bawak takpayah laju-laju, tapi kene maintain cepat. Laju tak cepat tak gune, buat accident je.” – Oreedo
(“There’s no need to drive fast, as the risks for accidents are higher. Drive quickly instead.” – Oreedo)

True to his words, Oreedo was one of the lead cars that took us Touge-ing last Sunday. A few days before that, I asked Oreedo whether there was a Touge on the weekend, and he said he’ll get back to me a.s.a.p.

He got back to me on Friday saying that the Touge session is confirmed on July 11th, Sunday. Come Sunday, we gathered at the designated Kedai Kopi to wait for everyone. After a few cursings, reminiscing and outright insults, we gathered our things, checked our tyre pressure and started the slow warming-up drive towards our first checkpoint.

After everyone has arrived, we turned off the hazard lights and started the journey. Ariel and Oreedo started to pick up speed after the first corner and off we went.

We went through Gombak, heading towards Genting Sempah. On the way there, we stopped at the first Touge checkpoint (under a bridge) for a few minutes before entering the highway through Genting Sempah to head towards Bukit Tinggi.

We took a short break at the new shop area in Bukit Tinggi before coming back down as our stomachs were vibrating with heavy metal music due to hunger.

The driving down was much faster, with a few close calls, probably because of the delicious Yong Tau Foo that was waiting for us. One car actually went off the road and managed to stop right before going off-roading on a 90-degrees hill.

The writer had some interesting lessons learned in Taking Corners 101 and The Fundamentals of Not Stepping On The Brake Pedal While Taking Corners.

words: Al-mu Syahrisyawal Ahmad  pix: Syafril Ismail & Al-mu Syahrisyawal Ahmad


  1. Posted by shalie on July 13th, 2010, 09:35

    hohoho… it was a splendid day! 😀 nice to meet u guys again… especially syawal since his late astina…

  2. Posted by Apizz on July 13th, 2010, 09:38

    Nice write & pics.
    Love this image (image 22).

    Syawal…nnt tlg email pics tu kt aku. hehehe. tq.

  3. Posted by enche ariel on July 13th, 2010, 10:46

    Nice weekend…see all of U again in the next session

  4. Posted by oreedo on July 13th, 2010, 10:49

    Huhuhu…. enche syawal & geg…… terima kasih kerana sudi bersama kami penchenta alam yg marhain ini….

    anyone can be fast…. but only a few will be quick….

    have a safe & amp; pleasant drive….

  5. Posted by Kultuih on July 13th, 2010, 10:57

    patut arr laju.. minum milo!

  6. Posted by jai on July 13th, 2010, 11:10

    i miss this activity….bila la mau terjebak lagi,..haihhh

  7. Posted by oreedo on July 13th, 2010, 11:12

    hahahaha…. yayayaya…. minum milo saya jadi sihat dan cepat!

  8. Posted by Kultuih on July 13th, 2010, 11:30

    cepat lah on fb.. ramai meminati anda!

  9. Posted by oreedo on July 13th, 2010, 11:34

    fb??? tak mauuuu……. nanti bila dah ada EPMC FAn Club baru aku buat….

    Syawal, itu tarikh ada errata……. 11 Julai….

  10. Posted by Kultuih on July 13th, 2010, 11:43

    hahaha ok wait n see..

  11. Posted by Cut Tari on July 13th, 2010, 12:36

    Iya la Abg Oreedo, cepat la bikin FB…I dah tak sabar nak add U ni…mwahh! mwaahh! mwahhh!

  12. Posted by The Black Selebet on July 13th, 2010, 16:08

    “Kereta kalau bawak tak payah laju-laju, tapi kene maintain cepat. Laju tak cepat tak gune, buat accident je.”
    – Oreedo

    so reed coined another catchy tagline for his touge campaign.
    Duh, I have to be quick on my feet, have to think something to respond quickly…

    haha but on a serious note:
    gampang kome bestnyaaa layan touge bersama masta2…
    lantas aku mencemburui korang…but wait..

    where’s the detailed story about the near transcendental incidents, the so called (no pun intended) clos calls?
    ehee nak jugak tau ceritanya, sapa, kenapa, di mana…?

    all in all, nice reports!
    keep up de karipap, and may the force be with you…

  13. Posted by shalie on July 13th, 2010, 16:43

    hahaha… ade jugak close calls that i didn’t mentioned that day… the moment i understeered and almost ran into an oncoming cyclist who was quite fast on downhill and uses more than half of the road. Master Oreedo was far up ahead…

  14. Posted by Iman on July 14th, 2010, 09:46

    nice write up..rugi ta mai dgn r888 yg mengeras kat rumah…

    defoe join u guys nxt time

  15. Posted by kura2 on July 15th, 2010, 21:16


  16. Posted by mimy on May 27th, 2011, 23:27

    ek eh…almu lah.. ^_^


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