Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lovecyclingsg 4th Anniversary 12th Oct 2014

Here's some photos of the nice folksy pot luck and kiddo ride we did to celebrate Lovecyclingsg 4th Anniversary.  More here for ur downloadP1060576
What started as a simple idea to meet up with friends and play tourist on our own back yard, turned into something more.
It became a community for cyclists in Singapore. For all kind of bicycle type and brands. Lovecyclingsg is unique where bicycle brands don't really matter. Why should it be? Why should we be judged by the bicycle brand we ride?
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4 years of meeting to ride every Sunday to visit places. Its 52 week a years and 208 weekends for 4 years!  That's some commitment. Seriously, it could only be achieved by the tireless efforts of the LCSG Angels. Too many to name but here's some of them. Andy Yap, Berenda, Christine, George Kee, Encik George, Clarence, Nixs, Pierre, Desmond Chia, Jasper, Vince, who quietly run the sunday ride like clock work. Thank you. 
Thank you for believing in the simple idea of E.R.P. Thank you for understanding the magic of simply riding together and having a simple breakfast, coffee to connect with each other.
May Lovecyclingsg continue to thrive and blossom. To more happy rides and years ahead! 

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Herman's proposal for a BMX pump track in Singapore

I am totally blown away by this gentleman proposal for a pump track. Usually I see mainly rants and complaints but this is an awesome proposal by someone who obviously knows a thing or two on BMX and most importantly cares enough to do so much work and documentation. I take my hat off him. If you would like to render him some help. Pls contact him via his facebook link.























Monday, October 6, 2014

LCSG 4th year old pot luck and kiddy ride - 12th Oct 2014

Thru cycling, we became friends 



This coming sunday 12th Oct 2014, we will celebrate LCSG 4 year old birthday.  While it appears that things just happen, I assure you that it's not. Its the collective efforts of the LCSG core team that made it possible.
Andy Yap. Christine Gan, George Kee, Wendy Hoo, George lim, Nixs, Jasper, Clarence, Vince Li, Pierre, Steven Tang, Tiger wan, Desmond chia....
To you these might be just names but these are the folks who made it happen. Week after week and month after month. If you want to see selflessness and kampong spirit. This is it.   

Thursday, October 2, 2014

A very very scary comment I saw online on cycling

I saw this posting on cycling in Singapore here
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=591362607642408
It was about a lady cycling along the road and a bus behind her. There were comments on how it slowed down the bus and that cyclists shouldn't cycle on the road. One especially vicious comments was by this person.  
This was her comments on the cyclist. " Eeleenz Liang some cyclist should juz get run over.." What is going in her mind??? I hope she seriously reflects on her comments. It's scary!
No one should be hurt or killed because he or she choose to take the bicycle as a way to commute.  The fact that this lady chose to take the bicycle option, she is also taking a car (in case she drives) out of the jam and reduce the traffic issue. Now what's wrong with that? 
What a vicious comment by Eeleenz Liang 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Singapore cycling vision - a letter by Osman Sidek


My dream and Vision of the future Singapore is one where a 6 year old school kid can safely cycle to school without adult supervision.  
Oh when oh when will that happen?  
Screen grab of the letter @ Straits time 
http://www.straitstimes.com/premium/forum-letters/story/turning-cycling-vision-reality-20140923

A hand made bike and a history of who's who in the cycling industry

I saw this on FB and it was about a chap who reached a point of his life where he wants to have his very own custom bike built. Also visiting the artisans and craftsman who dedicated their lives building bike parts that is so famous around.  Have a watch, you are going to like it. 

E Scooter issue in Singapore

Photo from Tandem Lim
Sounds reasonable...so you can buy it... and ride around your living room. Not. 
I also chatted to several E scooter users and they are just using this to help make the traffic connection better. 
Examples quoted were zipping to the Mrt from home rather than waiting for the feeder bus. OR... skipping public transport completely if your workplace is 5 km away. 
Walking in our climate will make u look like drenched monkey but with a E scooter OR a bicycle... those distances are easily achievable. 
I know and I have heard that Singapore is going to have a better transport system by 2020. But before that comes, people still have to work and they WILL find creative solutions to make their commute easier. 
Banning it is a just a typical top down approach without understanding the perspectives on the ground. Yes, safety is important too but banning it outright means those folks who bought the E Scooter now have an expensive toy that they can parade at home.  
Photo from John Tan

Photo from John Tan