Friday, March 26, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The poor cyclist at 1:37...
O yes, my foldies were dry and snug as they were kept indoors although my Bridgestone XO5 in the backyard got the washing of the century. I reckon my next task is to give it a good lubrication this weekend.
Friday, March 19, 2010
My Brompton was delivered at Avon Cycles in Bath U.K., in 2003 and the decal is still proudly there. I got her in 2006 from a previous owner and she is in mint condition. The 6 speed Sturmey Archer gear system still shifts crisply and I have upgraded her tires to Schwalbe Marathons.
My Korean friend Shin who is new to cycling took her for a spin recently and he remarked, "High quality bicycle!". Though there is a certain 16" folder which rides better, the Brompton has that traditional gait and English charm about her. In a recent 40km race in Spore, the top Brompton completed the race in a very respectable 1 hr 16 secs or a 31km/h average.
Anyway, part of the lyrics of this melodic song reads:
We will travel for miles in our Saturday smiles,
And then we will move on
But we will remember long after the Saturday is gone...
And that somehow strikes a special cord in my heart. Life is about making wonderful memories not just for ourselves, but for others as well and because we may not have another chance, lets do that while we can.
I hope you will enjoy this 40 year old classic song and I like to wish you many happy Saturday mornings to come.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
On the return ride back, I had had to stop for a chat with a lady who drove a Smart car. This is a 2 seater car partly owned by Mercedes and its their answer to urban city green transporation. It gets more than 20km/l and makes a lot of sense especially for this retired lady. She claimed her golf bag fitted easily into the tiny boot and I'm quite sure a foldy can go in as well. Because it is so short, 2 Smart cars can fit into one regular parking lot!
2 very green & smart vehicles
As green gadget buffets go, we got to meet a most intriguing Tandem Recumbent crusing steadily towards us. This couple was from Ireland, proudly flying their flag, and they looked happy as a lark. Who wouldn't? It must be quite a challenge to store this long road train contraption on 3 wheels.Road Train!