B is for Beskal

2011. I'd do without any concrete resolutions like previous years. 2011 will be the year of gratitude - for family, for weekend playtime, for work that pays the bills, for improved health. I'll enjoy every day as it comes.

I have a great start so far - spent 3 days babysitting, bonding with the girls, cooking for them, wash their poop etc. You know what? My wife is jealous... ahhahah! This week, I am giving work a second level priority. Heck, I have zero mileage in runs and swims. 

O yes, my delivery is finally here! I am severely handicapped in this new investment, and being a designer, aesthetic values most times left me with very small window of options. My size does not help in this area.


So I scrambled to Treknology this afternoon out of fear that Steve would splash it in red paint the longer I delay the visit, and there he was - steady and handsome, still bearing the smell of the vacuum in the box. Steve puts us on a fluid trainer (intentionally to lambung me to buy one), and went through bike-101, from fitting, to shifting, to taking out the front and rear wheels. Geez... the last time I owned a bike was a Carrefour-brand mountain bike 13 years ago which I re-sold after 2 weeks. But I remembered the long fling with my BMX through primary and secondary school - we went through everything together.

This Sarip Dol's clan continues the tradition of buying myself a present for birthday, since Canon EOS back in 1995, to Arcam in 1997 and more.

Getting it in the car was my second challenge - having to swirl around the baby seat, plush toys, bunnies and my office tools. No - do not tell me I need a bigger car. Perhaps an external carrier would suffice.

We are home now. I'll take some time to shop for shoes, blinkers, shorts, helmet, glove and etc. I also have to catch up on the jargons, fast! The virgin tri event is still a long way, so I'm alright. I am a late bloomer, so please bear with me. If I lack behind, or say the wrong things - please be patient :D.

I won't lie - I do feel a little disgusted. I felt I have betrayed my runs and swims. I looked at the 2011 race calendar and training plans - it is tough to put cycling to be at par with the runs and swims. Suddenly I felt I have to run and swim more to make up the guilt. Is this normal, this withdrawal syndrome?

But today, my friends - I am half a MAMIL. With the fashion-crazy sport that a biking is, I hope I'd do ok.

Comments

KOOKY KASH said…
where's the clip? Or the pedal?

He looks great, better than we saw him at the shop. Hope you'll have a great time with the bike. So esok, I can bring for you the Triathlete Mag lah. hehe
RaYzeef said…
perghhhhhhhh the new upgrade version of Avatar King...habis la road bikers makan asap :)

Congrats, Deo will follow suit after completing his dolphin training...he he
..::EnAikAY::.. said…
If you say the wrong things... kitorang bantai gelak besar-besaran la... tunggu apa lagi.
Muahahahaha...

Congrats bro! Yes, training for triathlon is never easy, but it is surely fun fun fun!!!
shuklazim said…
tahniah! saturday nak ride mana? nak ikut boleh?

word verification : compess, compess bagus
jgn lupa sign up kenyir bulan mac nanti..welkam to der club
Yimster said…
B is also for bestttt! And that completes you! Now let's ride 'em cowboy :)
amsyah said…
Kash - kasut belum ada, so lepak lah dulu :D. my wife's first question - mana nak letak bakul nak letak baby? hahhahahahahhahahahahahahha

Esok the mag - yesszza!

RayRay - kau bila nak lambung diri sendiri? jadi publisis Deo saja semenjak menjak nih

Nik - ahahahha - nnt pinjam enjen turbo beskal kau eh... mana ada fun? tak penah nye aku baca treneng kau funfunfun... jangan tipu saya cik lijah!
amsyah said…
Shuk - saturday ride naik cameron daaa... tapi saturday tahun bila ntah laaaa. Cameron Highlands memang compess!

Hanchik - tengkiu tengkiu. bayar membership kat mana beb?

kenyir nnt wa tulong sign-up for Nik. dia dah gatal dah tu

Yim - ahahahaah - teringat pulak Jerry Maguire! Kita nak gi mana Yim? Aku pedal pun takde lagi ni hahahaah
Diket said…
Fuh! Sambau carbon terus. Caya la. Hensem...macam rider nya. Welcome to the club bro.

Kalau bakul baby tak tau nak letak mana, kau pasang la bakul kat basikal tu.
amsyah said…
Diket - lu kalau nak kata kulit hitam macam tuan nye pun takyah le cover... wa paham... tak yah le selindung selindang :D

Wa kena cari loceng, dengan side mirror beb
June Malik said…
kena buat virgin bike club pulak hahah .. jeles saya tenguk ride baru anda .. have fun and take care, tapi kena jatuh once , even a small one baru graduate naik beskal heheh
tsar said…
Beshh betul beli basikal baru, barulah bermakna bro bole bertanding beralam-3. Bagus bagus bagus. :)

Ni kena beli lampu dpn utk highbeam keta suruh ke tepi. Haha
Zack Yui said…
Perrgh! Beskal baruuu!
Alamat alam 3 alam kat mesia ni havoc laa dilanda taufan shahsully avatar. IM in the making nih

word veri: thing. Memang the thing lah!
amsyah said…
KJ - takmo lah jatuh... nnt calar hehehe. Tapi for PD Tri memang ramai geng TV :D

Tsar - berilmu alam memang menarek! lampu high beam and fog lamp mmg idea bersinar! hahahah

Zack - aku pun kena tukar gambar profile FB lah jugak hahahaha
Dancing Ciken said…
wah! congrats syah! welcome to the club :D
IJAM said…
dasat bro...!!! kalau kau ubah fikiran nak ride dgn basikal carrefour, call aku, mwahaha...!!
amsyah said…
cik tipah - terima kasih. ajar macamana nak koner baring ye, bagi sipi-sipi telinga camtu :D

Ijam - mana-mana beskal pun buleh, jom je naik beskal pegi pasar malam beli keropok lekor
ziff71 said…
Yeahh, bravooo, sgt hensem itu Trek. Good stuff there bro :D

Not to worry bro, as i said earlier, u just need a real bike after those RPM and spin session at the Gym, mmg berasap.....hehe.
amsyah said…
ziff - bukan hensem, tapi hansap :D kalau berasap pun kepala aku le - terbakar takleh kejar korang, sekali layan turun bukit at 60kph fuiyyooo

kau punya cr1 dah le hensem, laju 'neting pulak tuh! mancho!

aku punya misi - kayuh pegi pasar tani, and jangan bagi bike kena curi :D
Julin Julai said…
wah tahun 2011 ramai gile nak masuk 3 alam. boleh jadik tajuk pilem terbaru Dr rozmey..kuikui
gerbera said…
Wah, ada basikal baru.Male or female? hehe
amsyah said…
Doc - yourself included, kan? jangan buat tri pakai bowtie ye :D

gerb - Male BFF hahaha - or else wife would be dead jealous :D
kaki LARI said…
nice bike bro..keep training..
amsyah said…
Shah - thanks - eh lama tak nampak kat KLCC? mana pi?

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