|@ Bukit Timah Railway station|
We started from Punggol and rode to Bukit Merah Blk 146. The idea is to ride from Green Corridor(Bukit Merah) to Rail way mall and back.
Nixs Zhuo who recced the route before, brought us to the entrypoint of green corridor. Boy.. was it a mud fest and the folks gamely soldiered on. Slipping and sliding on the muddy tracks.. some even took their mini velos.. it was crazy but fun. We reached Railway mall eventually and had our bar chor mee.
As if it wasn't enough... we asked Encik Lim George to bring us to T15. This apparently is a short cut... but it was 3 times more tough... We struggled to keep up with Encik pace. Lots of walking, pushing up slopes, hammering down the bumpy downhills, we reach T15 entrance (Mandai Zoo) to our biggest relief. Tarmac never felt so good and we slowly cycled back to Punggol. It was about 60km round trip... and it was one very tiring and fun ride.
|Going in via Silat drive and behind this houses|
|all nice and clean before the ride|
|Francis who is mad enough to use this!|
|Terminator Encik: Let's go!|
|lets ride... looks harmless right?|
|We potter along.. not so bad|
|Tony who use this foldable to take on the route. Power|
|oh gosh.. what line to take?|
|mud. lots of it.|
|You know he is a master when he can ride this in the mud! With a smile!|
|Darwin's Tern stem had technical problem with all the juttering|
|Nixs in his natural elements.|
|There are still beauty in the mad world. If you look hard enough|
|George covering the rear. A reassuring person to be with on a ride|
|Level 2. Water crossing. Terence looking so happy|
|Ankle deep water. I am sooo glad I brought my MTB|
|one handed shot in darkness...|
|Mud and more mud|
|Nice! No mention about the mud though :)|
|Desmond with his Surly Troll : "Are we there yet?"|
|Uncle K.C.... aiyah.. dun worry.. just cycle!|
|Now that's a MTB-er!|
|So nice to see Tah Ching on the ride! He just became daddy and I guess would be MIA for a while|
|Alex seconds before he reach ground zero|
|It was really muddy... Alex would attest to that!|
|A walk in the park for Encik|
1) There are still really nice areas in Singapore.
2) The bicycle helps you reach those places
3) MTB is a full body workout
4) MTB is fun
4.1) MTB with friends is double the fun!
5) Wash the muddied bike at the petrol station. It saves u alot of work
6) Never believe Encik George when he say it is a shortcut. That's his way of saying... thats a tougher route haha. Thanks Encik, it was really fun!
Lets do this again!