Friday Cycle: Lone Ranger

Tampines-Loyang-Changi-Changi Coastal Road-Changi-Loyang-Tampines Bike Route


1h 44m




Started with the intention of trying to achieve a goal of an average speed of 20km/h (way too slow if compared to the speed of other riders).

Though this may be a tough call, bearing in mind that I’m riding on an old, rusty piece of junk that had been abandoned by my friend’s neighbours for time in memorial, I’m sure setting a goal helps to motivate me to cycle faster, rather than taking a leisurely cruise.

The long straight Changi Coastal Road running parallel to the Singapore Airport runway is really a bore, especially when you are all alone.

The strong crosswind doesn’t help one bit too.

About 3/4 into the ride, two cyclists on their roadie blazed forward, leaving me in their wake.

Tried to catch up but I was spent.

Really felt inferior at that time.

Maybe it boils down to my weak physical condition, though an easy excuse would be that my bike with its faulty gears and brakes, slowed me down and it weighs a tonne.


Nonetheless, all these are just excuses and I do not want to suscribe to that.

What matter most is that I try to ride my best with the equipment that I have.

But I really do want to buy a roadie lah.


p/s: Saw the LNT group on my way back. Got to know of their regular cycling rides through the togoparts forum. Really excited seeing them cycling together but at the moment I don’t think I can keep up with them. Hopefull one day I can join them in their adventure.


About Mechattax

A fat guy who wants to exercise and keep fit so that he will be healthy and combat the impending danger of diabetes that is hereditary. View all posts by Mechattax

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