Daily Archives: July 15, 2009

Wednesday Night Cycling: The Trial Test

Tampines-Kembangan-Bedok Reservoir-Bedok Camp-East Coast Park-Changi-Loyang-Tampines Bike Route


2hr 14mins


Mapmycycle: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/singapore/863124767067424268


Basically this ride is sort of a trial for my newly bought cycle computer.

A cycle computer is fundamentally a small device that calculates the instantaneous speed, average speed and maximum speed.

It can also calculate the trip distance and the total distance.

And lastly it can tell time.


Even my cheap Casio watch can do that.

Well, this clever little device can do all that because of a small detector, which is located at the bicycle fork, which is activated every time a small magnet that is attached to one of the wheel spokes passes the small detector.

So this mini device uses the circumference of the front wheel and its revolution to calculate all those mambo-jumbo-tumbo.

Other than that, I managed to get a max speed of 46.9km/h on my OPOJ.

That is super-duper coolness!


And the best part, I regained all the calories lost by gobbling down two plates of the delicious, but not from that famous stall, fat laden, nasi lemak.