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How I broke the ENDURO bike and my Ego [ Moto Maniac, Malaysia, 2020 ]

How I broke the ENDURO bike and my Ego [ Moto Maniac, Malaysia, 2020 ]


(motorcycle rumbling) (rousing upbeat music) – Today’s bucket list item
is about enduro riding. I’m here in my apartment
in Malaysia, Petaling Jaya, and I found a company who’s offering that enduro riding experience. It’s about 30 minutes from here. The company provides everything. Clothing, helmet, even the GoPro mount and breakfast and lunch. They even serve vegan meals. Now, I have something to confess though. I’ve ridden motorcycles before, but that was all on the road. I have never ridden a dirt bike before. So, that’s going to be interesting. (calm uplifting music) – Morning.
– Morning, Kevin. How are you?
– I’m good, how are you? – [Zach] You’re all right
with filming, right? – [Kevin] Yeah. (laughing)
– Thanks, man. – Come in. – [Zach] Oh, cool, cool, cool. (calm uplifting music) (engine starting) (rousing upbeat music) (motorcycle rumbling) Whoa! (engine starting) (rousing upbeat music) Whoa. (sighing breathlessly) – Meeting people, meeting new people from, I think the last count was 78 different nationalities that we serve over the four and a half
years we’ve been around. And you know, meet people, they’re basically people
like you, first time. Yeah, I just like to meet people. That’s one of the reasons
why I was in F&B (Food and Beverages) also, because the same thing, meet
new people all the time. And here especially, I meet
people with the same interests. Like bikers, dirt bikers
or future dirt bikers, people trying out for the first time, road riders who’ve never
done off-roading before. Yeah, and not only meeting people. Sometimes we get quite
busy, especially weekends. We’ve got three or four different
groups of people coming, and then see them become friends. Like in the morning they’re strangers. They have breakfast,
everyone’s a bit tentative, everyone’s a bit wary of each other. And then, they gear up and
they go out on the trail, and then by the time they come
back they’re best of mates, and people from different background. I’ve seen like CEO of
multi-national company coming here and gelling with
someone like a musician, totally different background. I mean they come here,
everyone’s a motor maniac. Everyone’s like family and
everyone’s level playing field. There’s no standing or ceremonies here, and this is one thing that we’ve always wanted to do from day one, everyone be themselves and
no one is better than anyone or anyone’s above anyone. That’s to me, the biggest
satisfaction yeah, to be honest. I hope so, yeah. A lot of people have been very
generous with their review, I must say. We’ve not been without flaws. But someone told me this. I had a group of guys coming in, and then they had a puncture
on their bike, one of them. And then the other one had a bit of a fall and then we came in and rescued them. So it wasn’t a perfect day, not by any means it wasn’t a perfect day. But they came back and then
they wrote us a glowing review, a stellar review, like five stars, “Best experience of our life.” And then I was thinking to myself, it wasn’t a perfect day? So the next time they came
in I remembered and I said, “Hey, guys, thanks for the review “but you’ve been very generous with it. “It was far from perfect.” And then something this person said and stuck with me since then was, yeah, it wasn’t a perfect day. You had a puncture. Someone came off their bike, had a fractured wrist
and he couldn’t continue. But it’s how the response
was to a bad situation. The rescue came quite quick. The punctures was repaired fairly quickly. And if you do something like this, 90% of the time when you go out you’re depending on a machine, on a bike which is essentially a machine and machine break down. So there’s no telling. I mean, we prep the bike. The boys are prepping the
bike now for tomorrow. And tomorrow morning, like
how we did this morning, we had a look at it again. But machines being machines, when the time comes for
something to break down it will break down. So someone told me this, “You can’t predict this,
but how you react to it.” If you notice, some sectors
you can see the motorway just very close to us. There’s a reason for that. Because we need that
motorway for rescue purposes. People don’t realize sometimes that we’re actually very parallel, very close to the motorway, and we do that on purpose
because of rescue plans. Okay, because of that maybe we sacrifice a bit of the nicer bits of the trail, but safety is still number one. (engine starting) (rousing upbeat music) (engine rumbling) (groovy upbeat music) (engine rumbling) (groaning) (engine revving)


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