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My Montague Boston Taking Me from Home to Klang Again

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 .

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#RideMontague Hashtag Photo/Blog Contest

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#RideMontague Hashtag Photo/Blog Contest

Share a photo or blog post of you and your Montague bicycle at your favorite local spot with the hastag #RideMontague between now and December 31st and be entered for multiple chances to win a Montague Silhouette T-shirt. TWO winners will be picked EVERY WEEK!

  1. Eligibility: Open for all. Entries can be posted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Google+
  2. Sponsor: Montague Bikes.
  3. Promotion Period: October 23rd – December 31st, 2014
  4. How to Enter:

Photos:

– Share a photo of you and your Montague bicycle at a destination or favorite local spot before 12:00pm on December 31st, 2014.

– Post the photo to our official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/foldingbike and use the hastag #RideMontague .

– OR share the photo publically on Google+ using the hashtag #RideMontague.

– OR post the photo on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #RideMontague.

– For a photo to qualify, it must include 3 items: a person, a Montague bike, and a place or destination. Multiple entries allowed per person.

Blog posts:

– Share a blog post of you and your Montague bicycle by 12:00pm on December 31st, 2014.

– Share a link to the blog post to our official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/foldingbike and use the hastag #RideMontague .

– OR share a link to the blog post publicly on Google+ using the hashtag #RideMontague.

– OR share a link to the blog post on Twitter with the hashtag #RideMontague.

– OR send it to bicycle@montaguebikes.com with the subject line “#RIDE MONTAGUE”

– For a blog post to qualify to win it has to include 3 items: story (text) including our bike (e.g. about trip, riding, maintenance ), photos and at least one photo including our bike.

– Blog posts will be reviewed and revised if necessary by the Montague team and published as a guest post on our blog at http://www.montaguebikes.com/folding-bikes-blog/. Only blog posts published on our blog will be qualified for winning. All guest blog posts will be credited to the original author with a link back to their blog. Multiple entries allowed.

5. Winner Selection:

– There will be one winning photo, and one winning blog post selected on the following dates while the contest is running. Dates of selection are October 31st, November 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, December 5th, 12th, 19th, and 31st.

6. Prizes:

– The persons who post each winning photo and blog post will receive a free Montague Silhouette T-shirt in their choice of size: Small, Medium, Large, or Extra Large

7. General Conditions:

– By posting a photo or blog post, its owner agrees that his or her name, likeness, photograph, text and/or opinions may be used for our promotional purposes in any media worldwide without any additional payment or consideration.

– We reserve the right to not fulfill a prize if it remains unclaimed by January 9th, 2015.

– We reserve the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify the promotion, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failure, or other factor beyond its reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the promotion, as determined by our own sole discretion. We reserve the right to disqualify any individual if we find them to be tampering with the entry process.

This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with any Social media channel.

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Autumn Road Ride – Farm Lands of Western Mass

Last weekend took me back to the area where I grew up, Western Massachusetts. While it’s only about 2 hours west of Montague Headquarters in Cambridge, it’s a very different atmosphere out there. No big cities, no hustle and bustle, beautiful farmland, and most importantly, few stop lights on the rolling country hills. I took the opportunity to put some miles on my Montague FIT, and take in the beauty that is autumn in New England.

The day started with black coffee as usual, my secret weapon. (#coffeedoping)IMG_5173

It was unseasonably warm for mid-October and there was a mist in the air. No arm warmers today.

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While the roadside foliage burned with reds, oranges, and yellow, the fields were still green and the forest floors were still covered in bright green ferns.

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My friend Chris joined me for a portion of the ride and managed to capture this shot of the FIT in action.

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Hadley, MA is home to several dairy farms. These cows weren’t too interested in my bike while I stopped to hydrate, but the rolling hills of their pastures were beautiful in the afternoon sun.

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These cows on the other hand, were quite interested.

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A few areas allowed me to get off the paved roads as I cut through familiar fields and wooded trails. I’m currently running 33mm semi-knobby tires on my FIT, so they handled the paths wonderfully.

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After about 30 miles of looping through the towns of Amherst, Hadley, and Belchertown, my route came to an end. (Not pictured: post-ride mulled apple cider)

IMG_5403editFor more photos of my adventures, follow on instagram: @montaguebikes

2 Comments

  1. Bill Castaldo
    Posted October 25, 2014 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    I have a fit. Great bike. I’d like the handlebars a little higher. Is there a way ?

  2. Posted October 27, 2014 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    Hey Bill,
    You could raise the bars with a different stem which angles upwards more, or for even more height you can use a steerer tube extender or install an Octagon steering system. Your local bike shop can help with either.

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