I didn’t ride a bike in Singapore and to be honest I didn’t want to. Spending three days in Singapore made meÂ gratefulÂ to live in a great cycling city like Adelaide. While I do sometimes complain about the infrastructure that we do have, at least we have it, and we have a political structure that gives us a voice.
Of the people that I did see riding bikes, I only saw one person wearing a helmet and they were riding a reasonable looking road bike. Who was it that said that mandatory helmet laws stop people from cycling?
I saw one bike shop, and I saw a heck of a lot of other types of shops and shopping centres in Singapore.
Singapore’s population at the 2012 census was Â 5,312,400, that’s 7,315 people perÂ km2Â (wikipedia). If Singapore invested time and money into planning it’s transport infrastructure then imagine how many cars would be off the roads?!
A cleaner greener Singapore would be amazing!
Race report from the Lyndoch Classic…
This is one of many of my pain faces
The weather was gorgeous, but it was a cold start to the day with frosts in the area. The handicapping was poorly done in my opinion and I truly felt like I’d been shafted as I got put in the 6:30 grouping. Despite that, I managed to hold my own for at least 3 minutes but as the bunch had set a fairly cracking 40 kph pace I was unable to keep up and got dropped. Being a stubborn thing I decided to give it my what for as I daydreamed about the finish. It was a pretty windy course and the mental toughness required to keep powering down hills on the drops in big gears was intense. No rest for the wicked. I still managed to cross the finish line sitting on 35+ kph with a headwind so can’t complain about that.
In the 6:30 grouping? You’ve gotta be joking.
Ride stats are up on strava.
Yesterday in the post I received a full Ride for a ReasonÂ cycling kit that I’d won from the Cancer Council due to our team’s fundraising efforts. So comfortable. I wore it to work today and this afternoon I’m going to go for a ride to the beach wearing it because it’s so comfortable.
Thanks Cancer Council!