I kept repeating the same habit of stopping and starting again for this cycling hobby. It just that I didn't have enough time to participate in any mountain biking session oe even cycling around the neighborhood. From my past experience, a mountain biking 20 km to 30km trip will take you around 2 hours of cycling and another 2 hours of relationship building (chit-chat, talk kok, my bike is expensive than yours, nasi beryani, drink tons of 100plus etc). But it requires one whole day to recover from the fatigue - you went back home and you couldn't do nothing else until the next day.
With the the weight and waist line increasing exponentially, I need to take charge of my health. So, I started back my cycling with the night ride session alone. 'Juara Bike' at Subang Perdana has done a good job in replacing my front suspension and lube'ing all the moving parts. He's good but not that great compared to the specialist bicycle shops mechanic at KSH or Bikepro. The handlebar is just a little bit mis-aligned to the right and the front v-brake pad didn't have much free play (it stucked to the wheel if press hard). Not a big fuss as I could adjust those things by myself.
At 815pm, I went to the store and manage to find my cycling storage box. All my cycling artifacts were stored inside the box - a Deore rear derailleur, seatpost, gel seat, bicycle chain, gloves, halogen lamp, rear red lamp and cyclometer. Hmm... they were eagerly waiting to serve their master. So i took the halogen lamp, rear lamp blinker and the cyclometer and then test them all - they all worked! I went to my room and fit into my cycling tights .... it still fit! Yeay! Get into a pair of socks and then lug into my Northwave cycling shoes.
I saddled up onto the bike and off we go! My bicycle is back alive.