I signed up for this race as part of the bundle along with IM Langkawi due to take place in November. Being held on the Easter weekend, it's pretty convenient and I only had to take an extra day off work for the travel home from Brisbane. I took a night flight and arrived in Malaysia on Friday morning, about 50 hours before the race start. I had some breakfast with my family and took a short rest before I went to H2C bike shop to collect my tri bike - the Boardman TTE 9. 8. I've been eagerly waiting all this while but it was well worth the wait - isn't it a beauty. I spent most of the day at the shop and only managed a 15 minute ride in the afternoon to check that everything is in proper working order. Race eve came and in the morning, I visited my maternal grandmother's grave for Cheng Beng festival. We collected our race kit and checked in my bike. The sun was scorching hot and I was a bit nervous if my fully pumped up tires and taped gels would last under the heat but I took my chances. Luckily, they were alright on race day. A quick dinner with mum and dad and some last minute groceries at the nearby mall before calling it a night. Race morning.
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