Friday, November 25, 2016

LCSG goes to Npark festival 19th Nov 2016

We met at Punggol waterway around 2pm and the weather did not look good. So the roll off time was pushed off until 3. After checking the rain had cleared, we rolled off towards Bishan Park where the Nparks Festival was held. Essentially, it was a event where Nparks showcase all their activities and efforts. From plants, to Otter protection, arty stuff and also engagement  to park users like us. Cyclists. Lovecyclingsg is a close partner of Friends of PCN whom worked with the PCN team to feedback issues and suggest improvements.  Here's nice photo link by uncle KC in case u looking for it.

Back to the ride. Quite afew families with kids and personally for me, thats a good thing. Cycling should be for everyone.  Momo also joined me with her new Fnhon single speed. We rolled along the relatively quiet PCN, cleared because of the rain. Puddles everywhere and the weather was really cooling. We took it slow and steady.  I think some are now looking at mudguards in a very different light after being splashed around somewhat ... :) 
Keeping left 
Folks waiting for the green man. 
Momo rolling with me in the front  Photo credits Uncle KC 
Momo and her new Fnhon
Keeping as a group. By 4pm, we reached Bishan park with nary a sweat.  We touched based with our PCN friends and got some new freebies. Then everyone went to explore the park in their own pace.  Here's some of photos of the nice event from my friends. 
nice bike obstacle course specially rigged by PCN team 

Rene and Audrey 
Feeding fishes 
Daddies with their princes at a nice section of Bishan where u can walk in the "river" 
Treasure hunt with a good message

A nice family with their super cute son!
When it was time to go home. I asked Momo if she would like to take Uber home or try riding back. Initially, she said taxi... then replied.." Daddy, let's ride back... slowly hor. " So we did. Stopping ever so often to look for pokemon. But we did made it back home(Punggol) from Bishan.  

*Photos credit by uncle KC   



Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Momo @ 9 years old

My girl Momo is growing up fast. For her birthday I got her a nice Fnhon bike in Electric Pink. This is the most cheery colored bike in our arsenal. And the first bike that fits her well, rides relatively better then her old bike. During last Sunday we even rode with the LCSG folks from Punggol waterway to Bishan park... and later back! Very amazing she could do it with no complain. 

As the months draws to a close, I reflect on the wonderful memories I have with her. Not just on bike but as a daddy.  Treasure those moments as we can never get it back!

Riding in the rain and the thing called mud guards

It rained on our sunday rain and I think this coming months it will be a high chance of rain. Which leads me to the topic of mud guards. While they are not the coolest thing around and some say looks "uncle", I find them really practical and allows me to ride even when the road is wet. When it rains, it also helps to keep the bike and rider relatively clean.  This is one example of my bike with mud guards.
my pocket rocket on a morning exercise routine
Here's a good article on more cool fenders out there.

Close clearance mudguards for Road bike  

Korea bicycle path links information

Photo by Friday Duo 
Asian Chewing gum   Photo Credits Friday Duo (Gary) 

Nice folks riding together. More details here    Photo credits Friday Duo (Gary)  

With Lovecyclingsg community growing. Many are also venturing out overseas and using bicycle to do exploration. The latest of it being Korea. Many very interesting links were shared at LCSG FB but its very hard to keep track of this good information. So keeping it here to make it easier to look out for it. The subject experts are Friday Duo (Gary) Brenda Lim and the Woo sisters 

http://www.korea.net/NewsFocus/Travel/view?articleId=127366

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Korea-By-Bike-KBB/607037326068398

https://www.facebook.com/aaron.wende.9/media_set?set=a.10152688599381704.1073741855.606341703&type=3


Friday, November 18, 2016

Good deal at Decathlon for kiddo trailers

Note: I dont work for Decathalon. Just a dad who wants to create a nice memory for his child. 

A friend shared with me this and I in turn shared to my cycling community.... Decathlon have reduced their children trailer to $49.90 from $115. Its a really good buy and looking from the folks reaction, its going off the shelves like butter cakes. I think still have some around in case u looking for one. 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

LCSG @ Nparks appreciation day. Painting stripes! 12th Nov 2016

Lovecycling is a pretty awesome group. It's not just folks cycling but they are warm hearted and want to help make a difference to their environment.
We have been supporting Nparks over the years in many activities and this event is as such. We were to paint speed stripes at major intersection and at where there are many human traffic, be it cyclists and also pedestrians. This to give a strong visual indication for incoming cyclists to slow down. Here's some of the photos of the Lovecycling folks getting their hands dirty for a good cause on 12th Nov 2016





Wednesday, November 2, 2016

LCSG and BRSG supporting CarfreeSunday 30th Oct 2016

Together with BrSG, we pulled 2 routes to CFSG.  Due to my new job, I was sadly away on biz trip. But very glad things went really well. Many thanks to Chris, Astro, Francis and other angels for taking their time and effort to do it.  Here's some of the cool happenings that day. 
More photos here 
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1196610350396311&type=3
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1196525397071473&type=3










Saturday, October 22, 2016

Rider Profile Chong Wee Seng and his cycling to work routes

Hello everyone, 
My name is Wee Seng and I am 51, working in the media industry. 
Here's my contribution to the Singapore cycling profile! 
Its good to be riding

1) Can u also share about how u got started cycling?
Started when I was at a young age. My father taught me to ride.

2) Your first bike if u remember and what are u riding now?
My first bike is a chopper. This is not mine.... but looks something like this. 
Photo Credits : http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/product-news/raleigh-chopper-bicycle-classic-135412
Now I'm riding one of these:
Foldie
MTB
Hybrid bike

My brompton
The other foldie
Wife's bike
3) Your most memorable ride
East Coast Park. Beautiful view and cooling even in mid day.
Pulau Ubin, kampong feel.

4) Does ur family ride and if so, where usually to?
Occasionally, Punggol PCN, Loyang PCN, Pulau Ubin.
Me and my wife riding a relax ride with LCSG 


5) Some advice to folks who are thinking to cycle commute.

  • Plan your route.
  • Stay alert.
  • Wear helmet, install good front and back light.
  • Use common sense.
  • Learn to give way.
  • Know the traffic rules and hand signal


6) Life motto
Be happy. Nothing is forever.

I live simple, nothing much to ask for. Just want to be happy.

7) How cycling have helped you in any way?
I have lost weight and stayed a bit more fitter. I love to meet up with other cyclist via cycling group (LCSG)



This is my Cycle commute details
I stay around Tampines while my work place is at Lorong Chuan. There are some routes which I like to share with fellow riders how I get to work. 

Office building 
Sadly there are no secure bike parking and shower room facility. 
So no bike to work for me. I drive down my bike to office when I will be biking to home the next day.
Route 1 – appox 17km
Transport mode - Public transport
Walk – Mrt – walk, traveling time 1hr 15mins

Route 2 – 23km cycle
Transport mode: Bicycle
Office to home, road and pcn, traveling time 1.5hrs
 Route taken
Lor Chuan – Serangoon Garden – AMK Ave3 – AMK Ind Park 2 – AMK Ave 5 – YCK – Punggol PCN – Pasir Ris Farmway – Tampines Ave 10 – Tampines Ave 9 – Home
Most of the traveling is good except Lor Chuan to Serangoon Garden. Pavement is too small, road is heavy during rush hour.
Issue
·       Heavy traffic during rush hour, not advisable for novice rider and rider not comfortable on the road with such traffic. Pavement from Lorong Chuan to Serangoon Garden is too small to ride on.
·  Most of the traveling is good except Lor Chuan to Serangoon Garden. Pavement is too small, road is heavy during rush hour.

Route 3 – 20km Cycle
Transport mode: Bicycle
Office to home, road and pcn, traveling time 1hrs 28mins
Route taken
Lor Chuan – Serangoon Garden – AMK Ave3 – AMK Ind Park 2 – AMK Ave 5 – YCK – Buangkok Green – Serangoon PCN – Sungei Serangoon PCN – Pungool Promenade Riverside walk PCN - Pasir Ris Farmway – Tampines Ave 10 – Tampines Ave 9 – Home
Issue

Same as route 2
Similar to route 2 with slight variations
Route 4 – 13km Cycle
Transport mode: Bicycle
Home to office or office to home, fully on the road, traveling time 45mins depending of traffic condition. This is the shortest route to office, can only be done safely
Route taken
Lor Chuan – Serangoon Ave 3 - Serangoon Ave 2 - Serangoon Central - Serangoon Ave 1 – Bartly Road – Upper Paya Lebar Road – Ubi Ave 4– Ubi Ave 2 - Kaki Bukit Ave 2 - Kaki Bukit Road 3 - Kaki Bukit Ave 1 – Bedok Reservoir Road – Tampines Ave 10 – Tampines Ave 9 – Home
Issue
Same as route 2