I live in the centre of the city. A stone’s throw from the PETRONAS Twin Towers, indicated by the star on the map. So riding through rush-hour traffic is unavoidable during an evening ride.
The sections in red are escape routes from the city centre, and are jammed, if not grid-locked, with traffic from about 4pm until past 7pm. Having said that, it is not all engine heat and fumes. The roads marked in green are residential, and are relatively vehicle-free. I cover those roads multiple times on each ride.
However to get a reasonable length ride in, and not be bored silly riding the same roads over and over and over, I have to ride in amongst the cars, vans, buses and lorries at times. I do the 5km loop to the south around the golf course counterclockwise, so I am always making left turns. That way I do not have to cross any traffic.
One advantage of living in the city centre is that there are many places to stop for a drink, and or a snack. This FamilyMart is in the building next to where I live.
This was my post-ride treat. Matcha ice cream in a chocolate cone. Already melting outside the shop, even though it was cooler this evening (24°C) than it had been at the same time yesterday (30°C).
I forgot to mention this is my previous post. A shout out to Tempo Cyclist – Tasmania for putting the word out about the Cycle Life Challenge.