Sunday, July 16, 2017

Cycling to Taekwondo class

If you follow my blog, you would realise that the entries have slowed down somewhat. Its because of work, family commitments  which also changes my weekend routine.  The Sunday schedule is 0900 at Jiang Lao Shi(chinese class), followed by Concept maths at 1300 and then Taekwondo(TKD) at 4pm for my girl. Yah I know what u thinking... damn kia Su right....Thats SG for u.  
The good thing for our busy weekends is we use the MRT/uber/ and I get to chat with her during travelling transitions.... 
TKD is at Punggol Safra and its about 2 km from our home.  It's just a easy ride and one that I enjoy with Momo.  I also feel very lucky as there's a short cut to Punggol Safra using the Punggol  waterway PCN. The path is also some what widened and its easier to ride for newbies, children. Frankly, it's nothing epic but its quite a nice ride which I treasure. A short but precious time with my little(maybe not too little now) one. 
Here's some photos of the journey from home to Punggol Safra.  What about you and have integrated some form of cycling into ur lives?  
Ready to ride! 

Can we go now? 

TKD finally over and on our way home

Momo roll up the right trousers so that it will not be caught in the chain ring 

Selfie when we ride....  I think next time we use the RE camera instead. 

Momo very comfortable on a bike 

Approaching the junction, the speed strips informs you to slow down. 

Good advice.  Lets look out before crossing. 

Reached home in no time 

I need a cold drink.. its so hot today!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Cycling commuters in Singapore

We see more cycling commute to work and they are familiar faces at LCSG. They are the Woo sisters, George Kee, Kee Tiong and Bernard all sharing their route and real life experiences. 
It's good that they are being featured in the media and helps to give more awareness to cycling commuting. Hope this can inspire more to try it. Digital link here 
If you are a cycling commuter in singapore, pls drop me a note below. I want to collect ur route and story so that we can share it out to more folks... 

Monday, April 3, 2017

old bike new life as a market bike!

I had this foldie while I was working at HongKong around 2002 and as with stuff, we normally just chuck it aside and get a newer one. Me included. The old bird is now relegated to market duties and occasional trips to MRT. It still works fine and I decided to equip it with more basket so that its even easier to buy food and groceries. Its not ur rivendale cool cargo but it will do its job. I love it.  
To end it off, have you had a bike which is just rusting away.... forgotten? Why not give it a bit TLC and get it running again?

Monday, March 20, 2017

Cycling to explore the playgrounds by Daniel Seah and her princess

Saw this posting by Daniel at Lovecyclingsg Facebook some days back. Daniel daughter was trying ride but she doesn't want to do PCN anymore. Unless its a LCSG ride.. (wahhh I feel so happy!) So Daddy Daniel had to think quickly on his feet and suggested to go explore the neighbourhood in search of all the playground. 
Cycling makes easy work of the distance and not so tiring. From the photos, it must be really a good time and they even did a map to show how each play ground looks!  Wonderful sharing Daniel! This is how memories are made! 
Photo credits - Daniel Seah 

Now thats a happy look!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Sustainable sunday @ Serangoon Gardens 5th March 2017

Chilling at the carpark at Chomp Chomp
This is a ground up event by a person living at Serangoon Gardens. He wanted to make a difference in his back yard and cycling is part of that effort... .so Lovecyclingsg went to support. Francis set up the Fafafa circuit for people to learn how to ride slowly, safely. 
There were also art and quirky stuff on display. Check out the photos by Joeel of this very cool event! 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Carfreesunday 26Feb 2017

I couldn't make it to the Feb Carfreesunday due overseas work. This has been a tough couple of months but that's for another posting. 
Here's some of the good efforts of LTA mobility team and LCSG Francis Chu doing the Fa fa fa cycling challenge at CFSG Feb edition.
Nice one to see from a heavy vehicle driver perspective. 

Do you think the driver can see you?

Francis putting the cones for bike handling challenge. The idea is to learn to manuvere at slow speed 

Monday, January 23, 2017

It rained... and rained

I thought I was smart to fold Carryme to work as later evening I had a meeting with Nparks. The rain stopped some what and carried on pissing until now. It's almost 20hrs and its still drizzling. So glad to have my rain coat which gave me some protection. After the meeting, I had about 2 km to reach Botanic garden MRT ... Its not tooooo bad.  . I thought I was pretty badass to ride the carryme in the rain after the meeting. Until I saw this photo on LCSG.  

Now this is badass... It's a non event to him! Keep rocking it sir! 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Cyclists to pay road tax in Singapore - again????

This question comes up as regular as clockwork in our lovecyclingsg Facebook page. At first I must admit I was a bit peeved but then perhaps it's because its called "Road tax" which doesn't really help matters. 
More on the user opinion here.  

And here's the reason why not and posting it here so its easier to find the next time.
"As the Land Transport Authority (LTA) clarified in 2013: "Public roads are intended to be used by all road users, including cyclists and pedestrians. They are built and maintained using public funds collected from general taxes, including those who do not use motorised vehicles."
Furthermore, it can be clearly seen on the LTA's website that road tax is calculated based on a vehicle's engine capacity or power rating. These values are directly or indirectly linked to the amount of emissions produced by each vehicle type. "

Carfreesundaysg 22nd Jan 2017

From Chris who led the folks from Stadium MRT to site. 
"A strong turnout of about 70 cyclists from the Love Cycling SG and Brompton Riders@SG cycling groups showed up bright and early at the meeting point Stadium MRT Station, and eager to not only make new friends but also participate in the 22nd January 2017 Car-Free Sunday.
After a short briefing we rolled on merrily at a very slow enjoyable pace. It was a cool Sunday morning and the ride to the stretch of closed roads was pleasant. The rear was covered ably by Desmond Chia.  Some of the activities featured at this Sunday’s Car-Free Day included a lion dance troupe and drum performances, Chinese Orchestra performances amongst others.  
Wee Seng and Doris rolling and saying hi!
More folks rolling along and my camera cannot keep up... 
I love that parents bring their young. This is the best way for bonding! 
Can walk also.. 
With the opening up of additional roads and lanes in the Telok Ayer and Civic District Loops, riders were treated to the experience of being able to ride safely (without of fear and concern of motorist traffic) on roads they seldom or wouldn’t have the opportunity to cycle on. 
More outdoor activities to participate in as well as the lessening of drink and food vendors, were however things lacking from this event as compared to the first couple of Car-Free Sunday events. That said, it was still another great Car-free Sunday experience."

Listening to the Hwa Chong Chinese Orchestra which gave the place really a nice mood!

Susan and her friends came on by! 
From Taiwoon (POV) I was at Telok Ayer road, soaking into the events. The usual quiet road on sunday was made more festive with music from the Hwa Chong JC and Hok San Lion Dance Troupe.
Nice humble and super generous to help share their craft. These are the people from Hok San Lion Dance Troupe 
As the cyclists came by in droves, many stopped to take photos, selfies of the Lion dance troupe and the iconic old conservation houses.  The Hok San Lion Dance team were really nice about it. They generously shared how to move the lion head, the trick and routine. It's not as easy as it looks. I was humbled by the craftsmen ship of the lion head and also the fine motor skills they had. Its obvious they have spend some serious time on this. Salute! 
Ok.. now u hold the lion head.. here's the string to pull the eyelid..  oh my gadd.. so many things!
Hit it baby one more time!
Learning culture in a very fun way
Here's Francis and myself messing around and trying to get folks to come by.... 
Can we get this roll with a bicycle??? 
I really like the feeling of giving life back to the place with street activities and heres more photos to show how it looked. Let's hope with the nice event, more folks will come forward to do their small gig and who knows... kickstart a very nice culture along the way! Keep up the good work #Carfreesundaysg!!! 
Nice voice!