Well, if said timber lorry is already lying on its sides, puny cyclist whips out camera phone and snap a few shots to document the rare occasion. That’s what happened last weekend, halfway up the winding inclines of Genting Sempah, on my way to Bentong, about 50km away. Today’s ride was to be a round trip, starting from the Orang Asli hospital in Gombak, up and down the mountain and on to Bentong and then up down the mountain again on the way back.
This accident was definitely a case of overconfidence, over-speeding or just plain recklessness. Either way, it calls for note-to-self to be very, very wary of these 10-wheelers coming in the opposite direction when riding up this winding road. One of my friends had already had a first-hand experience meeting one of these monsters on one of his rides here … he survived but it was a very painful encounter.