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Anybody cycle to work everyday?

Postby dannysg » Mon, 20 Jul 2009 2:28 pm

Just curious how many bros here cycle to work every day :D . I have been commuting to work by bicycle for nearly one year (12 km round trip) :wink:

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Re: Anybody cycle to work everyday?

Postby hibri2 » Mon, 20 Jul 2009 2:39 pm

dannysg wrote:Just curious how many bros here cycle to work every day :D . I have been commuting to work by bicycle for nearly one year (12 km round trip) :wink:


i used to do it, but between:

1-having to take a shower once i reached the office.

2-the general idea drivers have here about bicycles being some sort of obstacles which dont belong to the road, hence must be vehemently destroyed by all means under the good olde sky.

3-never waking up on time to go to the office

4-always deciding to go to the pub after the office and then not being able to cycle back (see point 2 plus and add me some beers)

i stop doing it for good...

honestly if the weather was nicer here for those endeavors i will scrap excuse 3 and 2 plus reduce excuse 4
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Postby guerrilla_panda » Sat, 26 Dec 2009 11:02 am

Very keen on doing this myself but haven't cycled for over 10 years. :o
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 26 Dec 2009 12:44 pm

guerrilla_panda wrote:Very keen on doing this myself but haven't cycled for over 10 years. :o


Sounds like a death wish to me! :o

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Postby revhappy » Sat, 26 Dec 2009 3:31 pm

Singapore has gr8 infrastructure like seperate lanes for Bicycles, but unfortunately its weather is horrible what an irony, especially for me as I am very sweaty person and sweat profusely from my head.
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Postby guerrilla_panda » Sun, 03 Jan 2010 1:50 am

SMS, I'll ease back into it, of course. :D

The part-time cleaning ladies at work are well into their 70s and cycle to the office about half an hour each way, every day. I am a fan!
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Postby Sally Cinnamon » Mon, 04 Jan 2010 4:23 pm

My husband cycles in every day - used to do so in London as well. He uses the Bike Boutique to shower and store his bike. He does complain that drivers here can be very inconsiderate though! :mad:

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Postby gravida » Mon, 04 Jan 2010 7:15 pm

I do cycle to work (I am female) and swear everyday ;) The drivers here think that bicycle doesn't belong to the road. Uniquely Singapore - car's driver ignores cyclists priority* on the road, so the cyclists must press the breaks as hard as possible, almost falling off the bike and hitting the car... :mad:

* i. e., I was cycling on the road and the car was joining the traffic. After I swore and used my hands to express myself ;) the driver turned into 'gecko' mode: I do not know what is going on, I am not here

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 05 Jan 2010 12:43 am

revhappy wrote:Singapore has gr8 infrastructure like seperate lanes for Bicycles, but unfortunately its weather is horrible what an irony, especially for me as I am very sweaty person and sweat profusely from my head.


I wouldn't say there are really bicycle lanes, more like bicycle paths for recreation.

But assuming you can cycle on the streets without worrying about motorists sideswiping you, the climate certainly makes cycling to work not feasible for most people, present company included.

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Postby beppi » Wed, 06 Jan 2010 1:47 pm

I used to cycle to work daily for years, the distance to my various workplaces being 6 - 16km (I only managed the 2 x 16km daily for two months, then changed job, not habit!). I don't any more due to family obligations, but I do miss it!
Leaving early (and returning late) when it's cooler helps with the sweat issue. While it's true that some Singapore drivers are inconsiderate and most aren't used to cyclists on the road, only a short ride in any of the neighbouring countries will convince you that things aren't really that bad (that is, if you survive that short ride ...).
I found that, due to the high cost and status of cars here, most drivers are more scared of scratches in their holy metal than I am of my bike's. Therefore, even offensive drivers will usually retreat if you stand your course. This costs nerves, but becomes quite entertaining after a while. (Disclaimer: This does NOT work with buses and trucks - better give way in that case!)

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Postby tonyloo » Fri, 02 Aug 2013 5:33 pm

Just started picking up biking to work and well though there are cons as suggested by hibri2, but the feeling of reach fresh in office sure does make the trip all worth while!
My suggestion is to start off slow and try riding with a foldie and combine it to work with the public transport.
There are services such as bicycle pick up to send your bicycles back for you too... comes in handy especially when you need to go for a beer but still wanna cycle to work the next day.

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Postby Edroche » Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:32 pm

Does anyone know of shower facilities since bike boutique closed? They were going to reopen in marina bay financial center but I guess that never happened. I see a few cyclists coming in but don't know how they manage shower and safe bike storage. Gut feeling is that biking to work here is not safe unless you can do most of it using the east coast park route. But even from there, fort road onwards, there would be a lot of traffic especially on Nicoll highway.

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Postby Aragorn2000 » Mon, 05 Aug 2013 2:27 pm

I gave up the idea of cycling after being overtaken by a huge crane truck. Now I brisk walk home from work. Really enjoyable.

7km in 1 hour and burn 400 calorie :D

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Postby bgd » Mon, 05 Aug 2013 4:50 pm

Since the office moved back into town I have started cycling 3 days a week. I'm lucky as most of my route is East Coast Park and Gardens by the Bay with only a little road. Actually a pretty spectactular route by any standards.

Two wheels (pedal or motor) is, I think, the best way to get around here. Personally I'm not phased by Sg roads or traffic.

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Postby poodlek » Tue, 06 Aug 2013 4:11 am

Mr. K cycled just about everywhere in SG, as long as he wasn't dragging the fam along. He quite enjoyed it- of course the motorists are jerks, but if you're defensive enough and keep your sense of humour you should be ok. Mr. K isn't in a suit-wearing type of work though, and not one to sweat profusely, so no change of attire was required. He got to work 2x faster than the bus :-)


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