Monday, April 30, 2012

Cycling Movies 2

I wrote about Cycling Movies 1 and Travel movies, just in case you are a movie junkie like me!

American Flyers
I actually found this quite funny, and was easy to relate as It was about the college/university student training and than taking part in a race. It was as much a cycling movie and a movie with cycling, so I guess non-enthusiasts might watch it with you.

Verdict: Recommended

Pee Wee's big adventure
This is some what disturbing show, it's so lame you don't know whether you should laugh or cry. I don't get the whole Pee-Wee character, but I guess it's nice to see a old school cruiser in action.

Verdict: Stay away, not for the young ones either.

Stars and Watercarriers
Featuring the great Eddy Merckx, and how the Tour de France was done properly in the past. It was really interesting to see how the the legend rides, it start to understand just why he is so great! The commentary is a little sparse at times, but never the less you see how much the Tour has evolved.

Verdict: Highly Recommended, esp Tour de France fans.

Race across the Sky
Probably the most recent movie of the list, it's about Lance Armstrong trying to set a record for the race, it's a long offroad race with elements of road too as there are many stretches of road to cover. They throw in stories of people's thoughts and what this race means to them too, so it's rather inspiring watch! There is some excitement as wonder if Lance can set the record you the multiple time winner is gonna win it again.

Verdict: Definitely must watch for XC/Enduro riders. (24hrs solo, is probably more epic though)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Yikebike and pedal assist electric bike

Just so happens that my school had an exhibition, on all things green! And look what we got here!
The Yike Bike!! I never thought I have seen it in action haha, and the guy even let me try riding it!

I couldn't contain my excitement, yet I knew the carbon fibre version cost SGD$10k, well first things first, how was the ride?

Well, it's really really weird... Quite different. I was told to relax the upper body, and steer with the body! I took a while to get used to the feeling, the front wheel propulsion and tiny rear wheel doesn't help instill confidence either... But it became natural after a while and you start to enjoy the piece of tech. I never got it to maximum speed though, I wonder how it would be like...

Next up? A pedal assisted electric built by students!I tried the 26inch mountain bike and the 20inch folding one, the 26inch was considerably heavier and thus accelerated slower. 20inch is the way to go! Now if I got the spare cash to get one...

Right, so exams are over! But there is a troublesome FYP presentation coming up... Oh well, time to cycle!

tags: Yikebike, NTU electric bikes, pedal assist electric bike in Singapore

Monday, April 16, 2012

Chris Akig back with - Mind Games

At the time of writing, I have not watch the video... Partly because it's loading in HD and I want to share it because I know it's good! Going to enjoy the video now! Oh and did I mention my exams end on April 27th? More content coming soon!