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once upon a norza

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Cycling to me has become such a passion and I have a tendency to get a bit wrapped up in them like my photography. The idea of offroad riding appeals to me but I don't think my bike can take the rough handling. I've been to Ubin a number of times to cycle if that's considered offroad riding...well, that was like 8years back. I remembered I was screaming with joy going down a steep slope on a rented Raleigh bike. That sure was fun.

I have been doing 4 rides so far...2 on the the GT Aggressor which was shortlived and the other 2 on my new Jamis XC. I did it so much easier on the Jamis and I could have ridden another 1/2 hour more before I wave the lil white flag.

Yesterday I managed to cover a distance of 9km at an average speed of 12km/h. I bet anyone can run past me while jogging. My max cycling speed was 22km/h and that's because I was going down a slope but was I happy? Yep...I was because I didn't have a sore butt or any cramped legs after the ride and I was eating quite a LOT for dinner. This means my mission to gain weight is seeing some hope or I'm eating more to replace the carbo that I was burning during the rides. I must tell myself to eat more next time.

I'm just going to wait till Ramadhan is over to start cycling again. With the price hikes in public transportation anytime soon, I may just use the Jamis more often to travel to my destination. I was actually toying the idea of cycling from home to Burlington Square yesterday for a chat with a photographer. But the thought of giving up halfway through the journey held me back. Sure, I could just dismantle one of the tyres and ride a taxi home but I'm not confident yet to do any dismantling. Nope, not yet.

I'm even hoping to cycle from Bishan-Pasir Ris one day to 'collect' Aisyah and cycle back from Pasir Ris-Bishan after sending Aisyah to my mum's place on another day. Big dreams, hor?
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At 8:05 PM, Blogger iSz said...

Yeah! big dreams, but achievable. I think.    

At 11:20 PM, Anonymous hartini said...

Pasir Ris to Bishan and back????? Let me know if you achieve that :)    

At 9:08 AM, Anonymous ibu aisyah said...

Actually not Pasir ris-bisan and back lah. I meant to say..Bishan-Pasir Ris. put my bike at my mum's place to take Aisyah back. Then when Im sending Aisyah to my mum's place, I cycle back from Pasir Ris-Bishan. hehe.    

At 12:16 PM, Blogger BabyBooned said...

it's so weird..your blog's template (or whatchacallit..) isn't showing up on my explorer. like..odd..?! anyways, u're on a mission to gain weight? lucky devil! well, whatever it is, sounds like u know what u're doing! :D i so envy ppl who can ride bikes around their city. in PJ and KL ni, takut mati katak.. hehehe    

At 2:38 PM, Anonymous blackcadillac73 said...

I remember going down a steep slope in Pulau Ubin on my Trek and landing in a thorny bush. Still have the scars till today.

Cycling to gain weight? I don't get it. I know of an easier way to do that.    

At 8:12 AM, Anonymous ibu aisyah said...

babybooned..hmm, i don't know wat happened either. template's gone elsewhere, i guess. i don't dare to ride on bz roads...takot jugak eksiden. :x

blackcadillac73..thorny bush? ouch..must have hurt a lot. anyway...exercise makes u lose carbo so you'll feel hungrier. and in my case, i have more appetite when i exercise so i eat more to replace the carbo.

anyway..wats the easier way? stuffs urself with icecreams and stuffs? hehe.    

At 2:07 PM, Blogger Jussaemon said...

Is the 8 years back the one that we had with #islamic_sch? hehe    

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