RIDE # 165: 09 DECEMBER 2018

Today’s ride was the Cameron Highlands KOM Challenge.  This was a roughly 1,800 metres / 5,900 feet climb over 58km / 23.6mi from Simpang Pulai to Cameron Highlands.  The Cameron Highlands is named after William Cameron, who surveyed the area in 1885.  In 1925 the British colonial administration started developing the area into a hill station.  It remains a popular holiday spot.

This retaining wall does double duty as a “Welcome to Cameron Highlands” sign as well.  Pahang Darul Makmur is the state that the highlands sits in.

If you ride up to the Cameron Highlands, you have to have your photograph taken in front of the sign.

Along with getting a medal for this ride . . .

I also hit my mileage target for the year.  A double win!

6 response to "RIDE # 165: 09 DECEMBER 2018"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 10, 2018

    Congrats on both the medal and your goal!
    Always interesting to see what you and the group are up to.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: December 10, 2018

    Kudos to you for meeting your goal for the year.

    • By: Alchemyrider Posted: December 12, 2018

      Thank you Suzanne. All finishers got a medal. The top finishers got cash prizes as well. I was well behind those riders 🙂

    • By: Alchemyrider Posted: December 15, 2018

      Thank you. I made it to the top but definitely not at KOM speed. All finishers got a KOM medal.

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