Once upon time in border selangor and pahang, there was a route which connecting them. The route was so busy in the past but now just only been populated by a group of monkey, spiritual living and heavy vehicle who own some factories to transporting their goods.
But, the season was changed when the year 1990 came. In the middle of night which the route just like a dead trek in the jungle in past. But now it became as some festival of motoring there when holiday or weekend. A bunch of car and motorcycle choose this route as their “Place of Interest” in midnight. By the morning there were groups of cyclists do exercise and having the Nature.
There was many incident happen in this route before. If you a newcomer for this route and try to act like hero, there will be a misery within you. You maybe will hit the tree, railing or nature wall. If you were unlucky, you will found death deep 150-200 meters in ravines.
Normally people who’s share this interest name it as “Touge”. Tōge or Touge (峠) It’s a word taken from Japanese language which in English it called “Mountain Pass”. Some people called this route as Sempah Touge and Gombak Touge, some of them called it Lintang. The geographic in this route is just medium adventure, thrill and it not steep. It’s also easy to remember after u had 3 or 4 runs in just a week. After you can memorize and understand well of this route, you can run on this happily and relax without misery even you was lead or chase, unless there is another factor.
In 2001, a newcomers from Gombak Setia territory which just 2 friends was use this route to headed Genting Highland instead Highway Karak with Honda EX5s after 12AM. They was a guy who’s just only 14th and 15th years old. Normally they only use Karak Highway, but after everynight sniffed a smoke from Trailer and busses, and sometimes been stop for Police Roadblock at Tollm they gave the highway and seek another way to Genting. 1st route they found was UluYam, Batang Kali to Awana, after 2 trial of run with Honda EX5 via that routes, it was so exhausted and waste of time. They start know the Sempah Touge route after try and error to use that route. After the route has been explore times in 4 times in a first week by Kapcai Honda EX5. The route has been bookmarked for POI and we run there week by week and make it more fast and faster till year of 2008. The word of Touge i only know after a game publisher, Codemasters release a game names as GRID. I had download it and start play in in early 2008. After play that game i start know the name of “Touge” because have Touge mode there in that game.
In November 2008, is the first run of Jasril which bought a Datsun 120Y from some uncle at Sri Gombak. Just only wear 12inch, an stock engine Nissan A12 1.2cc with all stock we try to hike up to Genting Awana. That time we all just a newbie about driving car. Only jasril have driving experience. “Pandu Cermat, Jiwa Selamat” been apply. The day 120y 1st time hike and use that old route, role of co-driver and cameraman been titled to me. Sometimes jasril let me drive and had fun with it. The route that you all see now was so difference at the day we start touge. There was many holes on road surface and a big at 1 S corner and the tarmac was rough that recent day and more tight. By the way, that time i forgot about the “touge” word that i learn from GRID games. What we call it “Jalan Lama (Old Road).
1 night on February 2009, I borrowed my sister’s Myvi 1.3(A) for having fun at Awana. It was my first time to drive on genting hill and sempah touge. I brought up friend with his nickname botak. So for first moment I just drive neat & nice. At Awana mamak, while we lepak for drink, there was a group of cars came to mamak. Jasril ask we wait till they finish their meal. When the time begin we just let them go 1st then we follow behind. Jasril speed-up a bit to followed their 1st group. I m just cruising for a while, botak as my co-driver start record the scenes for this run. Finishing at last post, we stop for a while, that groups continues their journey to highway. That was our first moment “kacau” –
Arrived home I uploaded the video at youtube, and there I know an oldtimer of 7 years experience in touge arena. Nickname on youtube is putih30 while his name was shalie. From our chat at youtube. From him also I know other groups like Kansei, Touge-R, Traffic Magazine and others. I watched their video to know is what is touge meant. Eww, the drive fast in Mountain Past. On middle month of February, Violet Proton Persona start breath on Sempah to company 120y on touge. Then newbie group Touge-G was created. . A logo has been design, and worpress been created on August 16 2009 and in the same month we also try-out Kuala Kelawang – ReadMe
Month of April 2010 there was a dude from youtube comment my video and plan to meet and join the touge, we met on 9 April at SMK Teknik for touge session. The dude is Mr Firdaus aka Mizta, while there are Shalie and his friend, Kudut Wex. The first run for Mizta was not succeed to end of sempah because there was incident again car no 3, mr kudut which his WEX was crash after entered Quarry Straigtway. But on tomorrow night me and Mizta repeated again for touge because he was not satisfied for unfinished ran. Botak as my co-driver take a job for recording, at sempak downhill we change our co-driver for sharing some moment and story – Storyline -> https://tougeg.wordpress.com/2010/05/10/update-some-of-story/
June 19 Story, Mizta was invited Touge-G for Saturday Night Run by SNC. From this run, another member from SNC want to be a part of Touge-G Group. It was Wak Rejal or Rizal with his Silver Neo now with Amatuer Radio Antenna. He in the past was Drift Competition runner but now with Neo he can’t drift anymore but change the field to Touge. Last August, we participated to Bukit Putus BallsOut organize by Ignition.My
And Now.. End of 2010 was close, there are many members participate in touge run. We met a lot of enthusiast and share the story together. In Touge, we make friend, and from friend we gain the knowledge and from the knowledge it make we strong and BallsOut. There is a run for end of 2010 that will be select on 24Dec or 25 Dec. Meet you all there. End of story
Updated on Friday, December 18 2010 | 7.30PM
Some of photos Collection with others group & friends
Our Group, from left takashi87, botak30, hantu kepala hitam & jasril86
WHAT IS TOUGE-G ? ?
Touge?? Huh What Is That? Touge happening in Malaysia? Allrite here i want to explain what is TOUGE. From what i know its about a car, driver and the road that have some narrow curve / corner at mountain or hill. For more information about touge, you can find it on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touge. Its can tell you all and what is touge mean to be.
I Took the word Touge-G 1stly meant for Touge Gombak. But after has some chit-chat with my friends and others touge team, i would like to mention that that G is mean for Gravity Force. Gravity Force will produced everytime we drive a car and its extremely produce when we drive like Fast and Furious and take some highspeed corner then we will feel a gravity that make out body to turn left-right-back-ahead.
HOW TOUGE-G BORN?
Long time ago me (Takashi87) and my friend just about like to have a weekend night at Genting Highland just to lepak and have a drink. We both just ride same motorcycle called Honda EX-5 and its just only standard no modification because we are not a Mat Rempit (Street Bike Racer). If i remember it happen on 6 years ago and that time i’m just 16 years old boy and was in high school. At first we went to Genting Highland through Karak Highway, but after we been summon when heading back home at Karak Toll by JPJ, we decide to take another route to Genting Highland and started know about the old road Jalan Gombak – Genting Sempah. Yeah! Of course at the 1st we both got a little fear while taking that route. Always met some ghost over there but its okay after a month having cruise with that old road with our motorcycle and some of the ghost already be our friends. On July 2008 i think, Mr Jasril has bought his Datsun 120Y from an old guy then afterward we start going to Genting with that car and sometimes i borrowed my sister’s Perodua MyVi. We always challenging each other who are the faster in Old Road and Genting Highland road. Then i start to search over youtube and found TeamKansei and TougeR channel. Wah! I amazed with their skill when took the corner, afher that the word of touge come to my life and i go tell Jasril and Botak30 about touge thing. At the first jasril laughing to me and ask, why its Touge and Not A Tauhu like drifting in Initial D then i gave him comparison both of touge and drift. After a moment he start to understand like to say Touge Touge Touge.. hahaha. Start February 2009 we start touge routine as our hobby then i decide to take some name for our group. Then Touge-G Alive and everyone accepted to use that name. Touge-G currently just has 2 cars; Datsun 120Y our top driver and Proton Persona as 2nd car. And we had just 3 member at the moment that was Jasril (120Y), Botak30 (Our Cameraman) and me Takashi87 (Persona)
Enough for tonite i writing.. its 4.57am rite now. Huh.. My baby already slept at 1.15am. I Will Continue post new Title later when i ready to post.. hohoho.. See Ya! Proud To Be Malaysia -5.00am 17 aug 09-