Sunday, September 6, 2009

SPC Night Cycling

11pm to 8am.

That's the time given for yesterday's night cycling. Perhaps this is my first time taking part in night cycling and it's still within the Ghost Festival period, my mom was kinda worried. But in the end she gave in, although full of reluctance.

Cute little pup with its beloved owner. :)

The starting point of this event is at East Coast Park. True enough, it reminded me in the past when I went there for class outing, which was years ago. Even though I've the experience of going there, but I totally forgot the route! I've decided to use a simple and lazy method - Taxi.

I set off from Admiralty MRT station, took a train all the way to Bedok. After which I took a taxi to East Coast Park and paid the uncle $5.20.

East Coast Park is much wider than I thought, really live up to its name of being the largest park in Singapore.

Ships and vessels at the horizon.

Anyway, the 9 of us were sorted into the last group or the 3rd group, so-called the "leftovers group". Including me, there's Jun Yan and Zhan Yi! Each and everyone of us were given a bike, cost $14 for the renting fees.

It's been ages since I last rode a bike, but I'm glad my basic skills hadn't gone rusty yet.

For the first part we cycled continuously for about an hour or so, passed East Coast Park and Changi. Along the route that we're taking, I saw NS soldiers sitting by the side, looking at us as we cycled past them. Thinking that next few years will be my turn, I wonder how is it going to be like...

Beside the route is our dearest Changi Airport. Planes were taking off at such close distance from us! When will I be the passenger and not a passerby looking at planes taking off? I seriously wonder...

The route along Changi was quite scary in the midnight, I wouldn't come here unless I'm accompanied by groups of people. Next we take a rest at Changi Beach Park. In the meantime, the seniors wanted to bond us even further by playing teamwork game. 9 of us were blindfolded, holding hands together like gays and form one straight line, then slowly move to our destination, which at the end revealed to be a tree! I'm glad nobody videotaped our gayest moment. :)

After that, we move on and reached Changi Village, the time was around 3am+. Surprisingly, the store that sell drinks are still open, even the Nasi Lemak store too! Haha they easily earned quick bucks from us! :)

Slacking is over, we continue to cycle towards Pasir Ris. This time round we didn't stay on tracks, but at the side of the roads with the yellow lines. Not many vehicles were acting as our obstacles, so we rode as fast as we could!

Reaching Pasir Ris was a terrible experience, the uphill tracks nearly rip my legs muscles apart! By the time I reached the top and going downhill, both my legs were numb.

Tampines was next and then Simei, the time reads 5.38am. We rest for an hour, due to everyone being dead tired and exhausted. The Joker Zhan Yi shared his cold jokes, I was laughing my head off! This successfully kept me awake.

So it's around 6.30am in the morning, we head back to East Coast Park. Probably the determination to go home and sleep was strong enough to overpower fatigue, everyone seems to cycle faster than before!

Along the way Thomas's bike seat broke apart, one of the seniors tied a helmet to replace the seat for the time being. The helmet lasted for quite a distance before breaking. *LOL*

East Coast Park was just right in front, but first we've to go through an underground passageway. At this point of time, a loud balloon-burst sound came from nowhere, then we realised the tire from Thomas's bike busted. *WTF* What an unlucky day for him! Poor little bike...

Returned to East Coast Park, just nice its 8am. Many thanks to SPC for organising such a wonderful event! Pure cycling without any restrictions, this is what I meant by freedom! ^^

2 Comments:

Adventure 7:27 PM, September 06, 2009  

Very unique blog.
Fantastic pictures. Wow...

I like your blog.

Please visit:
http://truly-paradise.blogspot.com

Keep blogging.
Have a great time.

МЯСĦΦŸ 4:52 PM, January 05, 2014  

Thanks! Have a great time too! :)

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