Friday, October 28, 2011

Goodbye Henry! Tribute to a fellow LCSG kaki

Henry smiling @ Desaru
Sir Henry with his very cool SEVEN MTB!!
laughing and sweating... after the cool ride!
This is a tribute to one of our cycling Kaki, Mr Henry Lam who passed away yesterday. Quiet and reserved. Henry would join our rides, all decked up in very cool gear and bikes. I remembered once we decided to "turbo" and go full out at the Changi coastal road.  I was on my moulton and Henry was directly behind drafting with his Seveb MTB. Followed closely by Clyde Teo. Huffing and puffing as one.... "Dun mind I draft u hor?" Henry hollered behind.. and we just rolled and rollde.. that was one heck of a ride! Reaching the end point, some of our MTB/roadie friends were quite shocked we actually arrived so quickly. The effort took its toll on us. Clyde simply fell off his bike and panted on the grass, wah lau... so tiring.. 
Henry and myself were gasping for air, sweat all over our faces... But big grin and smiles. Shiok arhh.. :)  That was on 26th June 2011, Road Safety workshop 
Henry, it is a pleasure to meet and ride alongside you! You will be missed by all our fellow LCSG cycling kakis!
ps: Memorial services will be held at Blk 234A Serangoon Ave 2 on 28 and 29 Oct at 8pm. Cremation on Sun Oct 30 at 345pm Mandai Hall 4. Cortege leaving 245pm"
Clyde sitting on the grass after the crazy spinning session
From Other LCSG kakis 
Andrew wan: "You shared a joke about your experience with Rodalink, on how they mixed up your enquiry for Shimano cycling shoes that turned out to be Shimano fishing shoes instead. Hope you'll find sometime to wear them in Heaven. :) RIP, my friend."
Diane:" This is Henry on the day I met him. I remember him because he helped me fix my chain. He had the deepest laugh lines, I knew at once that he was a kind soul. Rest in peace dear friend."
Kimi :Cant remember when was the last ride i had with Henry..but i remember clearly during the ROS ride, Henry was there with Julia and we were still chatting on how many bikes he had...also abt his new BF bike...he was supposed to come along with us for the pengarang as well as the Bintan is just so unpredictable & vulnerable....sighs....My deepest condolences to the family....
Mr Teo: “Bro Henry, Sad to know that we miss you for we share the same passion, we are in the mid of setting up our llama to ride with you. Mine Deepest Condolence.”
Clarence Chang:” Dear Julia, i am shock and sad but My Deepest condolences to you and ur family....Dear Henry, it is my fullest pleasure riding with u and share joke with will be missed .Rest In Peace....”
Francis Chu ‎Julia Lam, I will miss Henry's kind smile. I met him last month and had SMS exchange with him last week. He is always gentle with a sense of humor, even when he is not in his best 
physically condition. My condolences to you and your family.
Michael Khaw My condolences to you, Julia Lam and your family. Henry will be dearly missed by many...
Lim George I know Henry way back when we were riding MTB. Lost contact till we meet agains during LoveSG ride. My Deepest condolences to his family.


  1. Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there; I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sun on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there; I did not die.

    - Mary Elizabeth Frye
    (watch this on youtube,

    RIP Henry. You will be missed.

  2. I remembered you Henry on your Cannondale, always smiling and this is how I'll remember you. RIP. Tah Ching.

  3. We don't really talk, but we smiled during the ride. Joeel and I will always remember your kind smile. Rest in peace Henry.

  4. Henry ... we conquered Desaru in April 2011 :) enjoyed the ride with you and will miss your lovely smile . Rest in peace my dear brother

  5. RIP Henry. Met Henry & Julia at ROS. Both were very friendly but Henry was the quieter one. Prayers are with Julia.

  6. First met Henry on the “Eastern Wind Ride” in May. Really impressed by his love for long distance cycling. Discovered we had a common interest in Bike Friday. We traded info and had an enthusiastic conversation about the best color for the Pocket Llama which he was about to order! We stayed in touch while he was less than well. He gave me lots of reflective and very kind advice and … and of course discuss our passion for bikes. I know Henry manage to try out his new Llamma briefly and was quite happy with it. Both SW and I will miss Henry …our friend with the quiet smile and understated manner. RIP Henry. Our condolences to Julia and family.