Tuesday, March 18, 2014

LCSG visits 30 Lifestories and Levis Bikeshop -16th March2014

16th March 2014, Sunday 
uncle enjoying a moment with Log horn 
What has Art, Design, Levis and Cycling got to do with each other? Everything! It's a celebration of art, life and just being in the moment!
1) Art and Design
30 lifestories is about using personal memories of the park and creating art/park installation. The materials are all donated by Nparks from wood log salvaged from the damaged trees at the park.  Its about giving the discarded wood another life. 
30 artists and designers participated in this very meaningful event. I am also very honoured to be one of them.:) 
Here's a look at all the artists 
More information and Photo link here 
you can't have a rainbow.. but this is close:) 

Mun Seng - Doodle 

Heavy Birds
Tiffany and her workup bench
2) Levis’s  Commuter Bike shop
It’s a pop up store where cyclist’s can get their tune ups and also have a fun spin race with each other.
3) Relaxing slow ride by Lovecyclingsg to slow down smell the roses.
Ride briefing before we roll off 
Toshi from Japan also join us for the ride. With the LCSG regulars, Steven Tang, Tiffany and George Kee 
On 16th March Sunday morning,  we did all the above! 78 riders, young and old joined me for an easy ride to the event site. We started from Geylang PCN, slowly riding down to Tanjong rhu along the water line. It was a beautiful and nice weather.  The slow pace allow every one to take in the views, chat with one one another.  
Rolling and chatting with each other 

Smiling pass and waving nicely to people we met. Its was really nice.We very easily reached the marina barrage and rolled slowly to MBS, and then to fullerton hotel. 

Clearing the traffic junction at Fullerton hotel, it was road all the way via SMU and to Doby Ghaut Green. Where the 30 life stories and Levis bike shop was located.
Design by LCSG with Levis support!
Swamping the exhibit!
We reached our designated parking spot(very nice), a car rack shape design by LCSG Francis and myselfJ  Why car shaped if anyone asked? Its because we wanted to have people asking” whats a car doing inside a park and imagine how much space we can save if we cycle instead of driving.
 The bikes were very kindly valet by Levis team. It was fun and chaotic. I think Doby Ghaut Green never seen so much cyclists gathering in a single spot. 
Levis also very considerately provided a nice breakfast of subway sandwiches and drinks for the riders. Also very nice surprise gift of sticker and bike design buttons was given out.   Thank you Levis, for such a cool event!
nice touch Levis!
Burn fat not oil... right on!!
smooth operation by the levis team
It was about then the heavens opened and we cramped into the sheltered space of the amphitheatre.
LCSG team very sportingly waited out as the BYX crew got the spin machines ready. We then had a bike spinning face off.  The idea is to spin as fast as you can for 30 seconds and see how far you measure up. Sounds easy but I assure u its hell of an effort.  Here is some of the spinning action. 

Willip mashing
Robbie egging Yoke on... come on!
Xiao Siang spinning it too!

Esther even made Rojak!!! 
At the side, BYX also had a booth where cyclists could come and get their bikes checked.  It was really nice to see folks cheering for one another and also Momo cheering everyone on. So much so that Levis also gave her the “most on the ball supporter” award haha.. very cool Levis!
Momo jumping and cheering... 
Momo and Jessie of Levis 
Abit disappointing was the rain which became heavier and many did not get to experience the 30 lifestories fully…  Hopefully Nparks would  consider re-exhibiting them again.  
nice couple par tor-ing 
Hopefully this event would continue to be even more  fun come 2015 and LCSG will surely support it. 

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