I have not done a single ride on my bike in Singapore since arriving here two years ago. I think it is rather dangerous to cycle on the roads full of cars, because drivers here are not used to us. My bike became a kind of dusty "Object d'arts" in the bedroom, my wife trying to get rid of it!
However, since I have decided to participate in the OSIM Singapore Triathron, I must practice bike riding. My friends are kindly supporting my training.
So, for my first outing, I had to get up at 4am and start an hour later! Yes, the bike training in Singapore should be done very early in the morning, lah. Five of us started in a very dark morning. It felt like nighttime.
One of my friends who does Ironman triathrons lead us towards the west. Surprisingly, I found it very enjoyable. No cars, the air was cool, great feeling. We did around 30km ride to the west (don't know where exactly), then back home. One the way back, a colleague's tire had a puncture. Luckily, I had a reparing kit.
Wow! A total of 59km taking 3.5hours. Not bad for my first ride in years. Sitting down however might be a bit uncomfortable tomorrow!
Tomorrow, open water training and run at Sentosa,,. What am I doing at the age of 53 ??