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Sunday, May 10, 2009
First Putrajaya Ride
My cycling buddy Kien Boon has been quite an encouragement in helping me get started. Though he's been cycling for a couple of years now, its been on a MTB, and yesterday was his first proper test ride on his newly purchase road bike... just like myself. Another two of Boon's friends joined us... Khoo and another guy (can't remember his name now... hehe).
Khoo showed us a route that he uses, the distance for one loop is 17.8km. Khoo and his friend had to leave after one loop but Boon and me continued with a second. My first loop was covered at a slow average pace of 22kmh just to get used to the bike and route. I rode the second loop at a slightly faster average pace of 26kmh.
I think I'm getting the hang of shifting gears etc. The Merida clip shoes also helped me ride more efficiently. The cycling shorts made a huge difference.. no more major aches in that region. I'm now more confident that the Powerman is achievable.
At age 38 I was woken up to the reality that at the rate I was moving in growing my wealth, retirement would not be what I desired. My three kids were growing fast and the cost of a good education was another burden I didn't have an answer to.
That was until I was introduced to value investing. In a short 7 months (Mar - Sep 2016) I made over 20% returns from investing in value stocks on the KLSE, while in the same period the KLCI was down 2% and the market generally volatile.
I've decided to start this blog with the hope of sharing what I learn as I journey along this pathway towards financial freedom with the hope that it would be an encouragement and help to my fellow Malaysians in planning and starting your own journey towards financial freedom.