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Cycling The Northern Explorer Loop for Solitude & Sunset

If you’re a casual rider, the Park Connector Networks can provide you with a bit of challenge and fun riding long-distance.  You can also bask in much-needed nature scenery, sound of birdsong and generally indulge in the lush green rather missing from our hectic lives.

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Serial Bike Thief Arrested; How to Choose a Good Bike Lock

On Oct 4, a 28 year-old man was arrested on a suspected count of serial bicycle thefts.

Last month, several victims reported their bikes stolen from bicycle bays of private condominiums in Bukit Timah.

Police arrested the man at Woodlands Rise, after intensive investigations on Oct 3.

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7 Cyclists’ Hand Signs You Should Know On the Roads

While on the roads, one of two things can happen: road rage, or happy smiles of acknowledgment. The former is caused by cyclists or car drivers neglecting their please and thank you hand signs and simply take their right of way rudely. The latter results because of a friendly wave; a passing smile of acknowledgment as thanks at the other giving way, or according you some form of courtesy. 

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Child Riding: How to Choose the Best Type of Bike Seat For Your Child

Childhood is perhaps the easiest age to pick up new skills. The child’s brain is malleable, experience absorbed like a sponge (pardon the cliche). It is no wonder some mothers throw their children in the water at age of 1 (favorite grandmother’s tale). Or how less mollycoddling mothers let their child be lost and immersed in an issue, and leave them to it rather than come to immediate rescue.

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On Eating Right: 5 Energy Snacks You Can Have Before a Ride

Eating well prior to bike rides can improve your chances of lasting throughout the ride and boost enjoyment. The exact diet isn’t rocket science; however, not eating well may lead you to “bonking” out on rides in excess of one hour. Proper nutrition is important, says the nutritionist. So what should you eat, and how should you maintain your body before and during the ride?

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The Green Rail Corridor: From Rails to Trails

On 3 May 1932, the Tanjong Pagar KTM railway station was completed and officially opened by Sir Cecil Clementi. For 79 years, it served the general populace till its closure on 1 July 2011. it served the general populace for 79 years. Tanjong Pagar KTM station has ceased been reserved as the Singapore Railway Museum. But what happened to the railway lines that ran from Tanjong Pagar to Woodlands and beyond?

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Start Dirt Crunching with these Mountain Bikes under $1500

Mountain biking is different from road biking in the sense of the word – the rugged trails. Whether you are a beginner mountain biker or switching disciplines, you’d want the best bang for your buck with a good performance bike.

We have tested 3 entry-level mountain bikes that you can buy in Singapore bike shops around the $1500 range. The ingredients that went into our selection include quality of components and frame versus the dollar value, their performance and their ability to tackle the very terrain these bikes were built for: the trails.

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How to Discard the Shuffle Start and Pedal Right

The shuffle start is probably what most of us use when pushing off on our bikes: putting one foot on a pedal and using the other to push off on the ground before taking off. This way, you’re using the ground as your taking off plane instead of the pedal itself – leading to an ineffective and slower start. This wrong technique happens when we learn to ride without “proper instruction”.

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