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In November last year, I attended TedXYouthSG and here are some of my takeaways from that day.
From the 4th to 8th of February this year, my students from my course will be organizing an integrated marketing communications conference called IMC+. For those who read this blog and are interested in Integrated Marketing Communications, here are 5 reasons why you should sign up now!
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3am alarms? Check
Fast paced? Check
Good Group? Check
Just a typical saturday morning really.
Today’s ride plan was to rendezvous with the Team Absolut ( T@ ) Outriders at 4:30am for a early morning scorcher to Long House via Changi and Bartley Highway. Followed by Team SP-Recycling’s training ride at 7am.
( Scorching with the T@ Outriders )
With 8 fast guys in our train, the pace never dropped below 35km/h. But even though it was tiring, it was a good hard ride with us reaching Long House close to 20 minutes before roll out number 2.
After an ‘off season’ for most of us, our team finally got back together.
Once again, another fast ride with everyone coming to the front on the flats. But the highlight of this was the JEWEL SPRINT POINT, but i’ll get to that later. In the meantime, here are some photos.
( Back on the black, red and white train )
( Staying out of the wind behind a HUGE ANZA group )
( Somehow, we always look happy on the bike )
( Scorching through Coastal again )
( Mandatory scenic shot )
( Much needed breakfast )
( Always a pleasure. #eurostyle )
( We be chillin’ )
( Rollin out again )
Now, on to the JEWEL sprint. On most days, I take this out with Winston ( ASIAN CAV ) taking second. But today, whoa, what a turnaround. Today, ASIAN CAV WINSTON and LOCOMOTIVE CHEN YEE were just MONSTERS! They totally SMASHED ME! At the the start of the sprint, Winston just started pulling away from me and before I knew it, he was 2 bike lengths away! Then that was when Chen Yee jumped. I turn to my right and I see this big guy sprinting after Winston and in my mind I’m thinking OH MY GOSH! So, Chen Yee smashes me and Winston smases the sprint. Really good stuff on their part! Heres a photo to show you just how bad it was for me!
( Getting killed )
So, with 1 exhausting day down, its only 1 to go with our Kulai trip.
Until next time!
A couple weeks ago, I caused a crash on the thursday JR sprint ride. So, after letting things cool off for abit, I decided to go down for the Thursday JR Sprint Ride yesterday.
As I walked out my front door, I said a little prayer for a safe ride, for everyone. Honestly, causing that crash was the worst that I’ve felt on the bike. A little bit of detail regarding the crash: I tapped the front wheel of the rider behind me as I pulled off from the front and I ended up taking him down. Prayer said, I got on my bike and rode off to Long House for the 5am rollout.
( Waiting for the 5am rollout )
The ride was pretty fast although there were no real attacks. I did manage to take 2nd on the Mandai sprint. After Mandai, I caught up to a Maverick and a Cycleworx rider named Weilong. For the rest of the ride, these were the only two guys on the road. I think that there may have been a chasing group, but somehow, they just never caught on. From Mandai to West Coast, the 2 guys were riding like monsters. Each time they came to the front, the instantly pulled the pace up and held it there for at 5km. Just so you have some perspective, every time they came to the front, the pace went up to 40-45km/h. For me, each time I went up, it was all about giving a goof pull but not killing myself.
Fast forward to the end of the ride, I manage to take the Jalan Buroh Sprint in front of Wei Long and the Maverick. Though I doubt that they were contesting it. Just after the sprint, I thanked my fellow riders and slowly enjoyed the rest of my ride.
( A JR Sprint Thursday personal best )
Well all in all, it was a good ride. Until next time.
Hi all, so this is EXTREMELY delayed, here is my Festive 500.
So in december of 2012, Rapha issued a challenge to all cyclists to cycle 500km over the festive period. So after Christmas, as part of my base training plan, I set out to complete the challenge in as few days as possible. In the end, i managed to finish it over the span of 4 rides, 5 if you count the little one i took at night. So, here are the photos.
( Started my Festive 500 with a bloody tiring climb )
( Deceivingly flat )
( Somewhere along Kranji I think? )
( Not something you see everyday )
( Mid ride meal @ East Coast Park )
( Post ride coffee at CSHHS )
( Stats after Festive 500 Day 1 )
( Gear for Festive 500 Day 2 )
( The moon on the 27th )
( EXPLORE! )
( My riding buddy Winston )
( Checking out the sights at Keppel )
( Boats and shit )
( Cav working his way through traffic )
( Just chillin and shit )
( Rollin through Neo Tiew )
( Exploring )
( Credits to Winston )
( More from a secret road )
( Just checking out the sights )
( Eh eh, pretty cool )
( At our pitstop )
( Spent my day getting dropped by Asian Cav, but he was nice enough to wait )
( A much deserved and needed lunch )
( Stats for Festive 500 Day 2 )
DAY 3 ( Riding with the Rapha Asia crew )
( Gear for Festive 500 Day 3 )
( On my way to Long House )
( Rolling along )
( CLIMB! )
( MORNING )
( Heh, East Coast Park does have dogs )
( Still rolling along )
( Sights from the other side of the Flyer )
( The Weekend Warriors out in force )
( Rapha Asia van ? )
( Puncture stop )
( My best solo ride EVER )
With that, 500+ kms were done and my Festive 500 was complete. Was a lovely way to end 2012.
Now, keep watching this space for the Weekend’s ride reports.
Hi all, so its the off season now. YAYY!
- No hardrides
- Getting fat
- Base training
Well, for the past few rides, what I’ve been doing has been base training. Base training is basically getting hours of riding into your legs at a constant pace. Upon the instructions of my friend Faz, I decided that I would do a couple of 3-4 hour rides a week.
Well, to be honest, doing base training is WAY BETTER than going out on killer rides. But even so, waking up at 3 to go out and ride for 3-4 hours alone is extremely taxing on the mind. But I guess that if I want to get stronger for 2013, this is the way to go.
Anyway, enough talk, here are the photos.
( The sunrise on Base Training Day #1 )
( The sunrise over Kranji on Base Training Day #1 )
( Having a training buddy helps )
( At our post-ride stop over at SQ11 )
( Breakfast on Base Training Day #1 )
( Stats for Base Training Day #1 )
( Gear for Base Training Day #2. My first solo day )
( The sunrise on Base Training Day #2. On a little road along Neo Tiew )
( Neo Tiew at 7 am is a lovely place )
( Post-ride coffee at my new favorite coffeeshop, Chye Seng Huat Hardware Store )
( A little something for my Dad )
( Finally got my sock height RIGHT )
( After Base Training Day #2 )
( Gear for Base Training Day #3. Another ride, another cap )
( My training buddy Chen Yee )
( Chen Yee in the city )
( Oh, here are some new bibs. They FEEL AWESOME )
( Going down a secret road. Base training days are also exploration days )
( Not something you see everyday )
( Down a secret road we go )
( Nice and quiet )
( My buddy managed to pop his bottle cap off )
( After Base Training Day #3. It ended up being an extremely wet and cold ride with Chen Yee dragging me up South Bouna Vista. Not bad for a non-climber! )
( My breakfast after Base Training Day #3 )
( More exploring on Base Training Day #4 )
( I think that thats Malaysia )
( Sunrise on Base Training Day #4 )
( Just rolling along )
( Hidden in PLANE sight. LOL bad pun:( )
( After 140km of solo base training on Base Training Day #4 )
( Morning lovin )
( New vs Old )
Well, thats it for now, but keep watching this space for more ride photos and reports!
( Eugene, the newest member to Team SP’s road bike party )
( Our new team mech Eugene doing his thing )
( Sunrise on Ride No. 2 )
( Poppin wheelies )
( Meet Nic, hes new to this )
( New bike, Old bike )
( A saturday spent with the ladies and gents of Team Absolut )
( Post sunday morning community ride )
( Lookin’ sharp. +10 prostyle points for matching kit, helmets and shoes )
( KO )
( A sunrise for my special girl )
( Thursday morning lovin )
Well, thats all for now. Until next time!