Friday October 5, 2012
Superbiker stands to set new record
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Superbiker P. Nadarajan is attempting yet another Malaysian record by riding a motorcycle while standing for 1,410km from Gelang Patah, Johor, to Krabi, southern Thailand.
The 49-year-old company maintenance manager from Bukit Minyak here hopes to complete his journey in 19 hours, not counting the stops and overnight rest in Haadyai.
Fondly known as Nada, he began his feat at 7am from Johor yesterday.
Travelling on a Honda Goldwing 1,800cc superbike at 110kph on the North-South Expressway, he said he made three official pitstops in Pagoh, Slim River and Simpang Pulai for about 20 minutes each to use the toilet and to refuel.
He said that after reaching Haadyai at 9pm and staying overnight there, he would join 700 other bikers in the Malaysia-Singapore-Thailand Three Nation Charity Ride event to Krabi.
He hopes to reach Krabi by 4pm today.
“My biggest challenge was riding under the blazing heat in Kuala Lumpur and through a heavy downpour in Ipoh, Perak.
“My body started shivering from the cold weather, so I decided to stop for 30 minutes in Bukit Merah, Perak, till the rain stopped a little,” he said when met at the event's official flagging off ceremony by Bukit Tengah assemblyman Ong Chin Wen at Petronas in Highway Auto City Juru here yesterday.
His friends Abdul Malek Mohd and R. Raju, who took on the roles as marshall and videographer respectively, accompanied him on a separate superbike.
Nada recorded his first feat in the Malaysia Book of Records on Sept 15, 2007, for the Longest Motorcycle Standing Ride with a Honda Goldwing 1,500cc from Johor Baru to Bukit Kayu Hitam for 933km in around 10 hours and 45 minutes.