Cycling with Zendogs
About Zendogs - the original group of Sunday cycling kakis from the late mid-90's: Jaswant, Min Yee, Alvin, Adrian, Mark, Ye Chen, Benjamin, Airani, Athena, Tse-Lynn, Daniel, Chi, Jason, Kian Wee, Joelle, Jim, Hua Qin, Angeline, Dinesh; Hui Cheng (in Perth since 20 Dec 2002).
Our Bikes - (click to see): 09 Sep 2002: Otterman's Champion Du Monde retires, replaced by an early birthday present from the Zendogs, a GT Avalanche 1.0. 02 Jul 2003 - Alvin's new Ava 3.0. 04 Jul 2003 - Chi gets his second bike, a Santa Cruz Blur. 07 Jul 03 - Mark's .243 shipped back from Toronto.
Meeting Points - (now defunct with Google Maps w/Street View! Index of old maps - Gap/Pasir Panjang - Bukit Timah
See blog post "Bikely.com for cycling routes," by N.Sivasothi. Cycling in Singapore, 15 Jun 2008.
- Bikely - posted here from 2008.
- Old route descriptions (for fun; to see how we did it) [link]
Blogs and stats
- Pedal Ubin (1999-2009) - an annual
series by The Habitat Group first offered to the PA Ubin Challenge (ride, canoe, hike) 1999. In 2003 it was integrated into the Raffles Museum Toddycats! programme with monthly public rides from 2004 and quarterly rides since 2007. Programme ended in 2009.
- Ride for Hope (2003-2005) - Support Riders for Wheelchair athlete, Dr William Tan's effort to raise funds for Geylang and Toa Payoh polyclinics for elderly care. See: "Riding posse for William Tan's ultramarathon," (Otterman speaks, 12 Jul 2004). Gallleries: 13 Jul 2003, 11 Jul 2004, 17 Oct 2004, 07-08 May 2005 (webpage).
- Wheels Are Turning (2003-2006) - A bunch of leisure cycling kakis, road, urban and trail bikers, slow and fast riders who enjoyed the company of the ride: Aaron, Ah Sheng, Angeline, Airani, Andy, Alvin, Carine, Catherine, Chi, Chee Kong, Daniel, Dawson, Dinesh, Geraldine, Jason, Jeffrey, Joelle, Keith, Kwong Wai, Hua Qin, Janice, Jason, Jtan, Ling the Merciless, Mark, Ming, Mook Sum, Oonteng, Peter, Ping, Raymond, Thomas , Tse-Lynn, Ye Chen, Yong Zhen, Sivasothi and many, many more... (70+
Cycling rides in Singapore we joined
Round Island Cycling w/NTU Bike Rally (12 Jan 2003) - Photos, Route timing (167.3km)
Project C.A.R.E - Op Raleigh Project C.A.R.E Round Island Cycling 22 Sep 2002 -
Approx. 130km - Organiser's
webpage - Route details
- Route timings - Zendogs
Recovery BBQ, 29 Sep 2002 - Post RIC remarks
- copies of DVD/VCD courtesy of Jason Chan with riders: Airani,
Ye Chen, Mark, Min Yee, Jason, Daniel, Athena, Tse-Lynn, Matthaus,
Kian Wee, David, Chi & Siva.
Cycling - 1997 - 7 Jun 1998 - 24
Aug 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - missed in 2002 - 2003 - 2004
Lesiure Cycle - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 15 April 2001
- 21 April 2002.
Are Turning photo albums
Photos by N. Sivasothi unless indicated otherwise:
- Introduction to the Western PCN w/Chi, Cat, Aaron, Airani and Siva, 10 Jan 2010
- Athena & Kai Meng's wedding ride w/Athena & Kai Meng, Cyclists of the East, Chi, Airani & Siva, 15 Feb 2009
- Pulau Ubin w/Cat, Chi, Jas, Min Yee, Thomas and Siva, 04 Nov 2007
- NW CDC/NParks Clean & Green Week Cyclethon, 12 Nov 2005
- Lower Peirce slack ride w/Ben, Airani, Cat, Jas and Siva - 09 Oct 2005
- 10th Runway Cycling - 12 Jun 2005
- Ride for Hope 2005, 07 - 08 May 2005 (support crew for Dr William Tan):
- Ride for Hope 2004 (support crew for Dr William Tan), 17 Oct 2004:
- Hunt on Wheels, 3rd Oct 2004
- 100km Reach Out and Run for the Elderly - support crew for Dr William Tan, 11 July 2004
- Togoparts Challenge, 21 Mar 2004: Zendogs, Slug & Olaf's Angels.
- NTU Bike Rally, 08
- Round island preparatory rides:
- Deepavali Ride @ Sarimbun, 24
- Pandan Loop, 16
Oct 2003 - Holland Village, Ghim Moh Park Connector,
Ulu Pandan connector, Pandan reservoir, West Coast, Pasir Panjang,
Holland Village w/Mark, Ye Chen, Raymond, Yongzhen,
Ah Sen, Airani & Siva
- Fireworks Ride, 09
Aug 2003 - Choa Chu kang/Holland V/Toa Payoh; Pasir
Panjang - Maxwell Road, Kallang, Geylang, Nicoll Highway, orchard,
Holland V, w/Airani, Alvin, Chi, Hua Qin, Jason, KMY, Tan
- 100km Reach Out and Run for the Elderly (support crew for Dr William Tan), 13 Jul 2003 - Toa Payoh, Jurong, Kranji, Sembawang, Thomson, SLF, Toa Payoh, w/Riders (2004): Aaron, Airani, Siva, Chi, Cat, HQ, Sheng, Ling, Max, Janice & Dinesh - (2003): Aaron, Airani, Kian Wee, Siva & NUS Cycling.
- SMURF Bike Clinic, 14 Jun 2003 - Palawan Beach, Sentosa, w/Aaron, Chi, Athena, Airani, Siva.
- Old Jurong Road, 31
May 2003 - Holland Village - Choa Chu Kang - Old Jurong
Road loop. Contains short video clips, w/Mark, Chi, Cat,
Airani, Ye Chen, Siva.
- Sembawang Park & Track 15, 25
May 2003 - Holland Village - MacRitchie - Casuarina Road
- Sembawang Park - Mandai Track 15 - Upper Bukit Timah Road -
Clementi ,w/Mark, Chi, Thomas, Airani, Athena, Min Yee,
- West to East, 23
Feb 2003 - Buona Vista MRT - Gap - Pasir Panjang - Tg Pagar - East Coast - Changi Village - Serangoon Gardens - MacRitchie - Holland Village, w/Alvin, Chi, Min Yee, Siva, Matthew, Mark, Ye Chen, Joelle, Jason.
- Tuas Loop, 9
Feb 2003 - Buona Vista MRT - Gap - Pasir Panjang - West
Coast - Pioneer Road - Tuas Loop, w/Ye Chen, Mark, Jason
(partial), Alvin & Siva.
- Western Loop, 26
Jan 2003 - Raffles Museum, NUS through NTU to Kranji Reservoir and back via Bukit Batok, w/Chi, Ye Chen, Mark, Jason, Jaswant, Kok Min Yee & Siva.
- Offroad in Sentosa, 22
Dec 2002 - Sentosa MTB trail, w/Jaswant, Jason,
Chi, Athena, Airani, Siva.
- Marina South prework roadrun, 10
Dec 2002 - NUS/Pasir Panjang - Marina South, w/Chi,
Hui Cheng, Jaswant, Airani, Mark, Ye Chen, Siva.
- Geylang - Changi, 24
Nov 2002 - Geylang to Changi, w/Chi, Kian Wee, Ben,
Mark, Ye Chen, Airani, Min Yee, Athena, Tse-Lynn, Siva, Kevin,
Hui Cheng cooked a glorious lunch and Jason showed us the Pengarang video!
- Pengarang, 13
Oct 2002 - Pengarang to Sungei Rengit. Riders: Chi, Ye
Chen, Mark, Daniel, Tse-Lynn, Jason, Ka Mun, Melissa, Kian Wee,
Ben & Siva.
Some local links
Togoparts - Forum, marketplace, rides, reviews, etc. | Dirtraction [Facebook] - mountain biking clinics, race management, bike trail design - NParks: Cycling [in our parks] - Singapore Nite Cycle (SgNC) - Safe Cycling Tassk Force - Bike Sutra
Bike Hash - Bike
Soldier - Antiseptic healing ointment!
sheldonbrown.com - Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Technical Info
bicycling.com - Bicycling Magazine
Cycling safety tips
to Not Get Hit by Cars" by Michael Bluejay.
Buying a bicycle
Second hand bike buying tips by Ground
effect Tech Tips, thanks to Mark Chan.
Bicycle repair and maintenance
Repair and Maintenance" section, by Technical Editor Calvin
Jones, recommended by Keith Ng.
"Basic bike cleaning and maintenance" (pdf) by Cheang Yew Kee, 2004.
Bike maintenance sites recommended
by Mark Chan - WebMountainBike.com,
Athena/Kai Meng's wedding peloton, 15 Feb 2009
Pulau Ubin, 04 Nov 2007
CGW Cyclethon, 12 Nov 2005
Runway Cycling, 12 Jun 2005
Ride for Hope, 7-8 May 2005
for Hope, 17 Oct 2004
Hunt on Wheels, 03 Oct 2004
Reach out and Run for the Elderly, 11 Jul 2004
Half-RIC Village Ride, 01 Feb 2004
Pandan park connector, 16 Oct 2003
Reach Out and Run for the Elderly, 13 Jul 2003
Western Loop (half round island), 26 Jan 2003
NTU Bike Rally, 12 Jan 2003
Biking in Ubin 15 July 2001
Marina South, 10 Dec 2002
Pengarang, 13 Oct 2002
Pengarang, 13 Oct 2002
Ubin North Ride, 14 July 2002