Wednesday Dusk Cycle: I See Blood!

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park

23.32 km

1hr 10m 57s

19.72 km/hr





Nearly more than two weeks of inactivity makes Yours Truly a dull, fat blob.

A well-deserved rest; after taking nearly a thousand photographs for my sister’s mehndi party with her girlfriends, austere solemnisation ceremony and joyous marriage reception, was certainly due.

And an unexpected minor accident last Saturday meant an extended delay from a return to my normal physical activities.

I would love to share some of the photos from my sister’s Big Day (sorry Syah!) but due to my lack of speed editing those photos I guess I have to put that plan on hold.

As for my minor bicycle misadventure on my Old Piece of Junk, all I have to show for my lack of cornering skills at high speed, are a totally scraped left knee, a bruised right knee, two sore wrists and a badly torn pants that I just bought.

Oh yah, not forgetting a loss of $100 due to the repairs; broken right gear shifter and fauly front brake, that my dear OPOJ needs.



Other than that, as expected due to my absence from any semblence of exercises of any form for about a fortnight, today’s ride was a bit of struggle. I am not too sure how much of it  was from the side-effect of my platelet donation that I did a few hours before, though I’ve heard advices prohibiting any strenous exercises for 24 hours after donating blood.

Hmm, maybe I should heed the sagely words of those nurses.

My Blood Entering The Centrifuge Machine

Left Red Packet: My Whole Blood / Right Yellow Packet: My Platelets

Finally, in other news, my application to volunteer for this week’s upcoming OSIM Singapore International Triathlon 2010 , has been approved by the organising committee.

I have been assigned as a Swim Marshall, so for those taking part this Sunday; so far I only know of Kooky Kash, do say hi to me aight while you guys and gals are getting ready to start your swim or after exiting the waters. On my part. I will try to give a look-out for any familiar faces though I can’t give my words that I can recognise any of you, especially with these myopic eyes of mine.

But the bad news is that I need to report for duty at the ungodly hour of 5 a.m.


p/s: Sorry for this disjointed and gramatically incorrect piece of prose. Two weeks without any writings have certainly taken its toll on my train of thoughts. 😛

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

6 responses to “Wednesday Dusk Cycle: I See Blood!

  • amsyah

    Welcome back, bro!
    Ouch! boleh rasa that pain on me, lah… it seems that more rest is due, lah…

    We all tunggu the colourful pics, yay! and have fun at OSIM tri! rakam sikit sapa yg swim power2 tu, kasi study sikit apa teknik diorang hehehe

  • kooky kash

    bro Faisal, I don’t know what u look like, so u better say hi to me first.
    Thank u for being a volunteer,

    That knee scrape looks bad, repair and relax!

  • kooky kash

    Syah, I think the trisuit yg buat diaorang laju,…hehe

  • Hamsul Sulaiman

    Hey man, thanks for dropping by. Hows your training so far?

  • Faisal

    Syah: I think I have enough rest already. Time to move it, move it. I’ll see if I can record a few snippets this Sunday, But no promises. 😛 Anyway you can ask Kash for the secret techniques. Don’t know when I can have the opportunity to be her disciple. 😛

    Kash: Thank you for participating too. Hope to meet you there. But so sorry if I can’t spot you among the hundreds of other red capped female swimmers. I’ll try my best. 🙂

    Hamsul: Pleasure’s mine. Training is being reignited again after a minor accident.

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