By Tailim Sin
I like my Montague Boston folding bike. It is a cool full-sized folding bicycle comfortable and excellent for urban commuting. Below is a ride where we traveled for more than 40km to a neighboring town.
The date was August 31, 2014 and it was Malaysia’s Independence Day. We call it Merdeka Day. Merdeka means Independence in our national language. I decided to take my Montague Boston with our national flag flying all the way to Klang just for a breakfast together with a group of friends. My ride started from home in the wee morning. The weather was at its best with a temperature of 22°C.
Kuala Lumpur is a busy city with lots of vehicles on the roads, but not on Sundays and Public Holidays. A group of us started from various parts of the city as we rode on a designated route. Along the way the group grew bigger as we rode towards Klang. The Montague Boston is a single speed folding bicycle which can be difficult for ascending tough climbs. Fortunately, this route to Klang was reasonably friendly and we manged to execute it without much problem. In fact, we have successfully attempted this a few times on this favorites route of ours.
At last we have reached Klang Town. The day began to get hotter and humid, and by then our tummies were growling for food. Klang is famous for its herbal meat soup known as “Bak Kut Teh” and it is this cuisine that made us come to this town.
The moment of truth has eventually materialized as we slowly savor and enjoy the delicious food.
One of the several attractions in Klang Town we visited after our satisfying meal. This is Kuan Yin Temple which is more than 100 years old and is very popular among the people of Klang.
The beauty of Montague bikes is that they are foldable which makes them very portable for the travel. Here we were at Klang Train Station waiting for our train back to the capital city of Malaysia. The Montague Boston has a wheel size of 700c, which is bigger than most of my friends’ folding bicycles but it is lighter and simpler. I am proud to own one and extremely satisfied with its performance.
These urban riders are enjoying every minute of it and more adventures to come. Till then see you and all the best.
Let’s #RideMontague .