We got invited by the nice folks from OCBC to attend the first BikeCafeCrawl. The general idea is to visit some cafe and learn about coffee, bike fit and bike history.
|Julian giving a safety briefing before the ride.|
|LCSG angels, Berenda and George Kee|
|Rolling slowly towards first point of interest.|
|Slow and steady we ride as a group|
|Slight technical problem with the crank arm. Lucky we had tools but we chose to walk to Coast cycles to get it fixed as it was quite near|
|Crossing the bridge|
|Coffee and bikes|
|Mark and Tony sharing about the optimal seat height through a demonstration|
|Have a break, a chat, with team Nparks!|
|Terry of Shimano sharing the concept and details of Shimano Cycling World|
|Keeping fit and performance using tech. Terry explains what the machine can measure to help increase rider performance|
|A very rare 3Rensho track bike... shaft drive|
|short break to gather the riders|
|Its not a toy shop. Its a good cafe!|
|Listen har... later got exam!|
Now I know this kind of coffee is called "3rd wave". 1st being the local kopi tiam, 2nd being the star bucks and third is the what we call "atas" kopi.
|What is 3rd Wave coffee?|
Summary. To be "qualified" as "3rd wave", the shop will need to identify and share information on where its grown, the farm and when the coffee is harvested and roasted. It supposedly improves quality. Some coffee of different types were provided to let us sample. So floral and some nutty.... I am a bit embarrassed as I am not a coffee gourmet. I still like my First wave "Kopitiam kopi". But I enjoyed the presentation very much.
All in all, I think the ride format is pretty creative and pleasant. It took us from 8am to 3pm to complete the journey and all the eating. What I like was that they did not try to sell any bikes, nor stuff. It was simply to introduce the cafe to folks who would normally not go there.
Also very nice thing is that we got to chat with many of the folks from the media. Straits Times, Mediacorp, many online media on the cycling culture in Singapore. Many are interested and want to join Loveyclingsg sunday ride as well.
|all kinds of bike rolling together|
Thank you OCBC for a nice ride!
For more details and if u like to do this, there are 2 more session. Go check out this link from OCBC.