Archive for March, 2012

Riding the Wind with Anton Krupicka

You say Marathon was hard ? what about Ultra Marathon? those that goes beyond 100km, Call em Crazy, but what about UltraMiler? not sure if they are the same but I guess not cause once they call it mile its not in the km anymore you gotta x 1.6 to it and so you call yourself a Ultramiler,

“It’s very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners.

Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit”

- George Sheehan

So who is Anton you say ? he is the
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Safe Cycling

Heard from a friend that another cyclist perished along the deathly roads of MRR2, I manage to find the article and this was the excerpt of it

A cyclist was killed in a hit-and-run accident near Shell petrol station on the MRR2 in Hulu Kelang this morning.
The victim, 37-year-old Rafizi Hamdan died on the spot.This was the second fatal accident involving a cyclist

If you notice that I highlighted the word second, its cause the other person killed was a friend of mine P.K. Yeoh, we use to do rides together with his whole family, I’ve seen his son and wife with him usually at the LBS that we use to frequent. its really a sad thing  This was taken from Mac’s website if you would like to read, it a tribute to him Memories of PK Yeoh ,

I just notice that its been nearly a year already since his death ! Time really do flies..

This was taken from the Highway code book for drivers.

The New Highway Code Book 2, Advanced Theory of Driving, (Published in consultation with Traffic management, Land Transport Authority)

Cyclist ride on all types of roads excepts expressways. Bicycles are used for both transportation and recreation by people of all ages and sizes; you should expect to find them almost anywhere. Because they rode close to traffic, cyclists are vulnerable to injury in a collision. As a driver, it is your special responsibility to pay attention to them and to provide for their safety.

1. When sharing the road with cyclists, expect sudden moves on their part at all times. A patch of oil, a pothole, an opening door of a parked car and other hazards can force a cyclist to swerve suddenly into your path.

2. When approaching or passing a cyclist, give him/her ample space and be extra alert. Be prepared to slow down or stop. When a cyclist glances back, it is an indication that he/she may change direction anytime.

3. Look out for cyclists riding against the flow of traffic especially at residential areas.

4. Give even more room to cyclists when they are carrying a heavy weight or a pillion. This makes them unsteady and wobbly and they may ride into your path or even hit the side of your vehicle.

5. Just before turning:
i: Check your mirrors and blind spots.
ii. Watch out for cyclists between your vehicle and the kerb.
iii. Don’t make a sudden sharp turn, you may knock down a cyclist.

6. When overtaking, keep a safe gap between your vehicle and the cyclist. Don’t cut in sharply after overtaking the cyclist. This could result in your vehicle “side brushing” or hitting the cyclist.

7. After parking, look out for cyclists coming up from behind before opening your vehicle door.

 

I do hope there would be more safe cycling clinic conducted to raise the awareness of safe cycling in parts of the World.

Here are some good tips from the past safe cycling clinic rolled out in East Coast

1. Bicycle is considered a vehicle, you drive a bicycle.
2. Observe all traffic rules like any other road users on the roads.
3. Be competent and confident before hitting the road.
4. Know all traffic rules and road signs. Get a Basic Theory Book.
5. Know your skills, your ability, your health. Do not over estimate yourself.
6. Know your bike, it’s performance, it’s ability, it’s wear and tear.
7. Know your equipments, clothing, helmet, gloves, etc. their functions, performances, their life span, when to replace.
8. Know your route. Plan your route before you ride, know it’s traffic conditions.
9. Know your right of way but NEVER INSIST on it.
10. Be courteous and patience with other road users, share the roads.

The most important take home message is:
TREAT OTHERS LIKE HOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED RESPECT OTHERS TO GAIN RESPECTS

 

 


Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore

Well this review sure took its time getting on this blogpost, its now 4 days after the race. Just gonna say that the review will come because most data is in my other laptop. Hopefully this weekend


Draw Something by OMGPOP

I bet most of you guys have heard or even played this stress relieving game called Draw Something, to me its pretty easy as I majored in arts, I have a knack for drawing and usually am not short on creativity.. I don’t do stick man but I respect those that do cause its pretty darn tough to guess and draw them in action.  But I am not going to tell you about Draw Something, as there is already 20 Million downloads after 5 weeks of its release and I am sure you are already on that statistic.

Anyway sometimes we feel frustrated not able to answer the drawings of our friend? so what happens now ? do we pass ? or do we use our bombs? for me .. (more…)


Sudden Cardiac Death and the Endurance Athlete

I was browsing through Trifuels website, and I found this article, I think its only good to share this..the below excerpt was written by by Patrick McCrann on February 9, 2012

With the recent passing of our friend Chris Gleason, many here at Endurance Nation have been wondering whether we should be doing more to ensure that our participation in our beloved hobby is (more…)


Pool Boy ? no its Buoy

“pull buoy or leg float” -  is a figure-eight shaped piece of closed-cell foam used in swim workouts. Swimmers place the buoy between the legs in the crotch area to provide support to the body without kicking the legs; this allows the swimmer to focus on training only their arms


Seriously, Swimming has not been my forte and I do suck at it, maybe cause of all the blubber that is sticking on my sides of my waist, (and people say it makes you float easy) yeah right..  those fats do weigh something and it contributes to you sinking in water..  *ok that’s not true* its simple because of our body positioning and (more…)


Jiro Dreams of Sushi

I was browsing for sites and places to see in Tokyo when I stumbled upon what Japan considered as a National Treasure, but this treasure is a live one, and his name is Jiro Ono, this chap has been dishing out sushi all his life and now there is a documentary on him alone, I am glad that I have come to know about this person, I hope to get a glimpse of him when I am there, also did you know he was the the only Sushi chef to have gotten a 3 Michelin Star for his humble little restaurant, and by “Little” I mean it can only seat 10 at one go! That’s how small it is and yes Reservations I heard must be at least 1 year in advance.. wait for it …

you no speak Japanese sorry they don’t take your reservations, so doing more research I found out that they currently do take Gaijins reservation.

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The things people buy these days.

Would you believe it if I told you someone forked out $10 big ones for an art? Oh wait .. not just any art… “INVINCIBLE” on, for me I definitely will not part with my hard earned cash for that piece of art.. er.. if you can call it a piece..  GOSH its not even there for crying out lard, Ok ok .. she did get a card that says

The work is described as such: “This is a unique piece, only this one is for sale. The air you are purchasing is like buying an endless tank of oxygen. No matter where you are, you always have the ability to take a breath of the most delicious, clean-smelling air that the earth can produce. Every breath you take gives you endless peace and health. This artwork is something to carry with you if you own it. Because wherever you are, you can imagine yourself getting the most beautiful taste of air that is from the mountain tops or fields or from the ocean side; it is an endless supply.”

And believe it or not, there is such an existence of a Musuem with no Art? ?? SERIOUSLY I kid you not.. its called “MONA”  its short for Museum Of Non-visible Art .  If you have couple of big ones lying around and not sure what to do with it go buy something invincible here —> http://www.nonvisiblemuseum.com/

 

PS:  Hey guys, I am selling my ZIPP 808 and Disc 999 for only $2000, guess what its invincible, lemme know if you are interested. Drop me a comment


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