Motor Touring

Sold my car in January after holding on to it for 7.5years, almost exactly. Passed my Class 2B on 12 November 2014 and in exchange for my car, I bought a 2nd hand bike, KTM Duke 200. Having owned a car since 1997, I figured that 1) I have to stop spending money on a car that really eats into my savings 2) I like to have my own transport without having to spend too much on a vehicle 3) I have ALWAYS wanted to ride a motorbike!

So in January, a few days before I handed my beloved Volvo to the dealer, I placed a deposit for the bike and collected on the day I gave up the car. So here I am, getting onto the next phase of my life.

16 December 2015 was the day I decided to ride to JB with a friend. He was riding his Triumph Truxton, while I was on my puny 200cc bike. It was breakfast at Kulai, tea break at Kluang, lunch at Mersing and straight back to Singapore customs.

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Meeting Point at Mandai

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Breakfast at Kulai

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Tea Break at Kluang

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Lost Sight from Singapore – KTM Railway Ticket Counter

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Famous Confectionary in Kluang

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Pit Stop Enroute Mersing

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Lunch Break Mersing

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Absolutely delighted myself during the ride. Absolutely enjoyed it when bike and man becomes one. I am waiting to do a longer road tour in the future and one day, I will get my own big bike and do a road trip to Thailand and beyond. That one day will come soon.

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Swissotel Vertical Marathon 2013

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First time ever doing a stairs race. My running mentor told me I should give it a shot and see how I fair. Didnt have confidence with it as climbing – on bike and run has never been my forte. I tried it anyway. So getting away with an 8th position in my new age group of 40 – 49 yo with no climbing training – except for mountain biking – I think was a real fluke.

Will I do it again? I am not sure. I am going easy with races next year. Planning Ironman Langkawi and XTERRA Putrajaya, I think if this vertical marathon is after the September ironman, I may just put in some stairs training and go for a better timing.

Will see how…