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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Lapierre Room 2012 Auto City

Went to auto-city last Sunday to have breakfast, and take a look at the Lapierre Room cycling event. I didn't stay there long because my baby boy is getting restless. I just manage to snap a bit of photos. 

I also didn't join the ride this time as it would leave my wife alone with my son. I would love to join if it is organized again next year.

For more pictures you can visit the organizer's Facebook page and the promotional video on the link below.


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sukhothai Seafood Sungai Petani

This north Thai restaurant is located nearby Taman Arked. After Giant Sungai Petani Selatan, take a left turn if you are coming from Butterworth or left turn at the traffic light in front of Sharp.

We happen to saw this eatery when we driving to visit my mother-in-law who is staying nearby.

This is north thai chicken clear tomyam soup which the restaurant recommended. Although it looks like clear soup, it's spicy and sour just like the normal red tomyam.

Next, we ordered steam red snapper in lime and garlic. The taste is sour and spicy with strong lime juice. I like it very much. We finish the everything.

Next, we ordered the otak which is also quite nice. However, at the bottom there is a lot of cabbage. The taste is also nice with strong coconut milk. We also ordered another toufu dish which I didn't take as you can find it in any restaurant.

Overall, we are satisfied with the food and service provided. The boss lady is also quite friendly. Lastly, the price is reasonable.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Scott Scale 40 (2012) - Scott's top line Alloy Hardtail Mtb

The Scale 40 mountain bike needs no more introduction to those who are into the mountain biking long enough. Back in 2008 this model won 4 out of 5 stars from Bikeradar verdict. It's Scott's top of the line Alloy hardtail racing mountain bikes

This bike Scott Scale 40 2012 model just arrived recently at Chin Aik Bike Shop in Lebuh Carnavon Penang.

The bike frame is made of triple butted alloy which is lighter and stiffer than double butted alloy.

The gear components are almost similar to it's 2011 predecessor. A mix of Shimano XT and SLX components and Avid Elixir hydraulic disk brake.

This bike comes with Rock Shox Reba Push Lock Air Suspension fork which is similar to the 2011 model.

The price for this 2012 model is RM5,599. However, the bike Shop owner Mr Chin Aik informed me the 2012 model is cheaper than the 2011 model by about RM1,000 and it weighs approx 11 kilos.

In my opinion, the price is reasonable as the the frame and suspension itself will cost almost 50% of the price shown above if bought separately.