Oct 24, 2011

Genting Sempah: Run of the Black and White

What's up guys, have you been touge'ing lately? Well these guys have. That night I was chilling with my buddy in Selayang when I got a text from Hafis Quatro inviting me for a run. I only had my bike while Kelly was at home so I told him I'll be a passanger. I got to the Touge Bistro, we waited with Taka-San but no one showed up. Only this new kid named Alif driving an all black Neo.
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So, we decided to just run at 12am. We had a killer run, everything went smooth. I was even surprised by Alif's skill and talent. Damn he was fast! He told me that he went up Sempah for 3 days in a row! Damn!
We arrived at the RnR. I tried to get to know the new guy. It turns out that he was a regular track driver competing in Saturday Night Fever. Oh, so that's where the skills come from.
So, we continued downhill to get some roti canai at Gombak. It was casual at first, but suddenly Hafis stopped his car at the waterfall. He decided to let Taka drive. Sh!t. So as usual he starts slow, but knowing that he owns Sempah, he started speeding up. The cool thing was, Alif was kissing bumpers with Taka and that was incredible. Running at an average at 90-120kph, it was an adrenaline rush. After ripping through Sempah, we arrived at the roti canai stall at the bottom to fill our bellies. Had a round of drinks with that, then we went our separate ways. It was the best run this week since it was the first dry midnight run.

I would also like to take this opportunity to say congratulations to Alil and Bee for tying the note on on the 16th October. Hope you guys will have a great marriage. Til next time yo!

Oct 20, 2011

Light Trail

What's up guys. Last Wednesday night, I was out in KL doing a photography assignment on traffic light trails. That night was drizzling and I didn't bring an umbrella or jacket. Some of the locations I went was Merdeka Square, Pavilion,and P.Ramlee Street.I worked and stood in the rain from 8pm till 11pm. After work is done, I went straight to Don's Char Kuew Tiow to have a round drinks with Taka-San and Alif Botak. Check out the shots yourself. Enjoy :)

Things you need
1.A DSLR Camera
3.Remote release
4.A busy street

How to do it
1.Find a busy street and go to that location at night. Set up the tripod at the desired angle.
2.Set the camera to the lowest possible ISO and set the aperture one stop from the smallest aperture (f16 or f22 depending on the camera).
3.Set the shutter speed to a suitable speed, experiment with different speeds e.g. 20, 30, 45, 60 sec.
4.Shoot during continuous traffic flow comes. Shoot using a remote release. If you don't have one, use the the timer. Its practically the same function.
5.Get creative!

Two white cups and I got that drink
Could be purple, it could be pink
Depending on how you mix that shit
Money that we got, never get that shit


Until next time guys, peace!

Oct 9, 2011

ITR DC2 Sketch Up model by AT

What's up peeps. This is just a short entry but its dedicated to one of my fave cars of all time the Honda/Acura Integra Type R DC2. This is a Google Sketch Up Model by As'ad Tamimi aka Ety. The dimensions were based on the Spec 98 ITR.

Honda Integra DC2
Drive Layout: FF
Engine: B18C
Displacement: 1796cc
Compression: 1.1:11
Bore and Stroke: 81/87.2mm
Max Power: 187BHP/200PS@8000rpm
Max Torque: 131 lb/ft / 18.5kg/m @ 7500rpm
Redline: 7900rpm
VTEC Interference: 5700rpm
Weight: 1160kg
Top speed: 140mph/230kph
0-100kph: 6.7s


Oct 2, 2011

Kelawang Nights: FC3S Out From Nowhere

How do I start this...First thing, the attendance of the Kelawang Nights event was totally disappointing with nobody showing up. That's what happens when a noob makes an event. I was chilling with Amir at a mamak in Pekan Ulu Langat. While waiting for my accomplice, Shalie of TOUGE-R to show up, me and Amir saw someone passing our stall going our way. Ryosuke of Red Suns. I quickly called up Taka-san to demand for Ryosuke's number so that we have more runners to Kelawang.
Once we got his attention, Ryosuke told us he will be on the Tekali Pass so we better hurry if we wanna meet up with him. SO we saddled up and head straight for the pass.At first I was just cruising, suddenly when Don't Turn It Off by Go2 started playing, I started speeding up through the pass. Amir and Shalie were puzzled by my sudden change of driving behavior. Honestly, I was puzzled too, lol!
We met up with Ryosuke at opposite directions. We were heading eastbound while Ryosuke was heading westbound, kinda felt like an Initial-D battle. So we stopped at the side, introduced each other and offered him to run with us. Despite the bad-ass car, he was a really nice guy. So we started running the Tekali Pass, I was running faster than how I'm suppose to, so I nearly loss grip at a long right corner. So damn scary, should be more careful.
Since the lack of attendance for the 'so-called' event I organized, I can actually concentrate on setting a time on the Kelawang Pass. (This happens to be a criteria in order to join TOUGE-R) So I went of to set a personal time with Kelly Scha, which happens to be a stock-ass Kelisa with auto-transmission. With the help and motivation of Ryosuke and his FC3S, I pushed very hard. My time is as following

Kelawang Hillclimb: 08'15"06"'
Kelawang Downhill: 08'19"06"'

I'm satisfied with those times, especially since I'm running a Kelisa. After a full shakedown on the Kelawang Line. Ryosuka gave me an opportunity to co-pilot him in his FC3S. I was like "Sure, how bad could it be". God, I was dead wrong,! I nearly loss my stomach and saw my life flash before me. He was fast as f*ck! But Alhamdulillah I lived.
Lastly, I would like to thank Shalie TOUGE-R with brother and sister in their K3 Myvi, Amir in his L500 "Bumble Busuk" and Ryosuke Red Suns inhis FC3S for coming out tonight. It was totally a fun yet adrenaline pumping run. Untill next time, Peace

-Touge 4 life!