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SwimBikeRun
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Just saying Hi

Post by SwimBikeRun » Wed, 17 Dec 2008 12:04 pm

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to say Hi and to introduce myself.

I will be arriving in Singapore at the end of January and while I am freaked-out, I'm also looking forward to experience a new country and a new culture. Coming from Toronto, Canada, where we've already had -22 C and plenty of snow this winter, I can't wait to lounge on a beach and soak up some sun!

I have many questions, and will ask them here eventually, but first, I wanted to thank you for being! I've learned so much from this forum already.

Enjoy your day!

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Post by Bafana » Wed, 17 Dec 2008 1:45 pm

Hi and welcome :cool:
Be Like Water

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 17 Dec 2008 4:26 pm

Can we assume you will be attempting our triathlon? Judging from your nick anyway.....

Welcome to Singapore. You'll like it here (or you'll hate it) Doesn't seem to be any happy medium! :cool:

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SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by Zeenit » Wed, 17 Dec 2008 7:19 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Can we assume you will be attempting our triathlon? Judging from your nick anyway.....

Welcome to Singapore. You'll like it here (or you'll hate it) Doesn't seem to be any happy medium! :cool:

sms
SMS, you right......no half way house........love or hare Singapore........we love it.
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Post by Zeenit » Wed, 17 Dec 2008 9:39 pm

Mdm Koh wrote:Hi.

Welcome to Singapore soon.

:D Cheers
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Post by SwimBikeRun » Wed, 17 Dec 2008 10:38 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome!

Yes, I will do the triathlon and marathon and the Ironman in Australia and everything in between :D That is, if I will be able to train for all these!

And here comes my first question: do you guys see people running and biking over there? The swim training should be easy, if I find a condo with an olympic-size pool. But I've read it's not safe to bike on the roads, so I'm wondering how other triathletes/cyclists manage to train for their races.

Thanks,
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Post by cbavasi » Thu, 18 Dec 2008 7:31 am

serious running and biking is very popular over here - i have several friends who run marathons all over asia and train all year round here. the climate is challenging - but there are several routes to run. i also see serious riders out all the time in all their gear -sometimes riding in packs. my next door neighbor is a serious rider - again biking all over asia and bikes with a group. she also does these mountain bike "hashes" for fun (she's single) so it's a great way to meet people and ride. http://www.twa.com.sg/sbh/index.html they also have hashes for runners.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 18 Dec 2008 9:46 am

Yes it's all big over here. The Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon just finished recently.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by keep.smiling » Thu, 08 Jan 2009 11:16 am

I guess u can now welcome me :)
he he.
Live-as-if-there-is-no-tomorrow :)

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 08 Jan 2009 1:58 pm

Welcome.

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SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by keep.smiling » Thu, 08 Jan 2009 2:06 pm

i came here in april 2008 :)

Btw i like your signature,,cos even i use the same. :D

Thanks,
Live-as-if-there-is-no-tomorrow :)

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