Friday, August 10, 2007
This time I did some planning using the streetdirectory n chose the correct path. Instead of taking the path indicated by the blue arrow, which I did in my previous cycling trip,described by me in my previous post, I took the red path instead which goes to YEW TEE! Along the way,while i was cycling on a small stretch of sidewalk,with metal barriers on my left n the road on my right,trouncing over the uneven pavement,balancing myself,a darned truck/trailer blew its horn right when it went past me,making me jump! I followed up with a 'FUCK YOU'at the top of my voice but it was in vain.
To cross over to Yew Tee, I have to cycle across a railroad n small bridge of a road called Stagmont Ring,checking the Street Directory in my bag for directions. Upon sight of Yew Tee Mrt, I follow the MRT to Choa Chu Kang!
The last time I was at Choa Chu Kang,(which was b4 I ord), the place was under renovation.Now most of it are done, and the space is replaced by shops,much like wat one can see at Pasir Ris and Yew Tee. I took awhile to find this MRT signboard, which every station has. I supposed i kind of miss the place,Choa Chu Kang and LOT1, cus its where I spend my time travelling thru here from my home in Sembawang to my CAMP.
Using Choa Chu Kang as my 1st landmark, I followed the train to Jurong East Interchange, trying to recall my way there from all the times I took the train the Jurong East Interchange.
Upon reaching Jurong East Interchange, I easily found my way back to the workplace I have been working at for the past 1/2 yr. The offices are in the building Synergy.
One of the road signs before the roundabout of IBP, International Business Park.
Another sign, indicating the buildings located beyond this left turn.
I cant resist but to take a picture of the main lobby. Fortunately nobody was there,as it was already 615pm when I reached the office. I talked to some of my colleagues who were still around and also my bosses,who are always doing OT. I topped up my two water bottles in the pantry with the aid of my colleague,n gotten a drink n curry puff for my 'HAO XIN','YAO XUM', to visit my office b4 sch starts.
NOW THE HARD PART; GOING HOME!
Took some more pix b4 I start for home;
It was abt 730pm as I stopped on the roads with all the cars, waiting for the train to past. It was getting darker and darker and the DAMNED Woodland Road,(the stretch of road that I cycled from Kranji) has no sidewalks,hence clamouring roadspace with trucks and trailers,and the streetlights arent very helpful.
RIGHT THiGH FROZED AT PT 1. HAD TO WALK on THE DOUBLE yelloW Line OF the Road while pulling my bike on the grass.....uphill,no sidewalk,only cars n lights n forest on my right.
Took this after I limped over the top of the slope n resting at bus stop. Limped till my cramp went away n then freewheel dwn the slope....ahhhh....
Limping past the Kranji Commonwealth War Cementery Rd Signboard
'The Road That Doesnt End' Later checking the Street Directory,this road leds to the War Memorial and the State Cementery Kranji.
As a result of having no warm-ups,in addition of not having strenous excersise for weeks,my LEFT ThiGH FROZE UP on the Way UP the this slope,(wif Kranji Mrt behind me)
while trying not to exert my RIGHT THigh(dotz).With both legs frozen/cramp, I could barely stand.Nevertheless, I limped my way through the darkness,(Kranji can be so dark,SEE BELOW), until i reached the top of the slope again n freewheel to ease up my thighs.
IN CONCLUSION:(THINGS THAT HAPPEN ALONG THE WAY,NO PIX)
1.WHILE FREEWHEELING DOWNHILL, DO NOT STOP WHEN U THINK U SAW A WHITE FIGURE HANGING FROM THE TREES ON YUR RIGHT.(DoWNhILL FROM KRANJI)
2.DUN STOP even when U FELT U RAN OVER SOMETHING SUSPICIOUSLY LOOKING,NEVER TURN ARD N SEE.(IMAGINATION RUNNING FREE)
3.TRY NOT TO DASH ACROSS ROADS EVEN IF ITS THE 'GREEN MAN' IS ON, ITS GREEN LIGHT FOR THE MOTORISTS TURNING AS WELL. (HORN BLARES!*SMEWHERE NEAR YEW TEE)
4.RING YUR BELL LIKES THERE'S NO TOMORROW. (EVERY1 LISTENS TO MP3 WHILE WALKING)
5.GIVE AMPLE REACTION FOR THE PEDESTRIANS ON THE SIDEWALK.( E.G, I STOPPED COMPLETELY,RING MY BELL FOR 10s, THE PERSON WILL TURN ARD N GO 'OMG A BIKE!')
6. INDIAN NATIONALS LIKE U TO GO THRU BETWEEN THEM,INSTEAD OF LETTING PAST ON ONE SIDE.
7.DIFFENTIATE THE DIFFERENT REACTION TIME FOR EACH AGE GROUP.(CHILDREN TRY TO LEAP ARD OUT OF YUR PATH,TEENS TRY TO KILL U,THE REST WAN TO CLAIM THEIR INSURANCE)
8.PEDESTRIANS TEND TO LITERALLY LEAP OUT OF YUR WAY,DUN NOT BE SURPRISED.( I WAS STOPPING ALREADY.)
9.DO NOT OGLE AT GIRLS WAITING AT THE BUS STOP,ESP WHEN YUR LEGS ARE CRAMPING N YUR BALLS N ASS ARE HURTING MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE.(LIABLE TO HIT A BARRIER POST FOUND AT MOST BUS STOPS)
10.GROANING N MOANING MIGHT SOUND OBSCENE WHEN GOING OVER BUMPS N FALLS, IT DOES REALLY HELPS TO ALLEVIATE THE PAIN FOR EVERY PART OF YOUR BODY.(CYCLE CYCLE BUMP OW! CYCLE CYCLE BUMP OW! BUMP OW! OW! OW! OW! CYCLE)
Well sch is starting soon, n thus no way im gonna hav time for cycling. But my next goal is to CYCLE TO SCH FROM HOME.(not for lessons of cus)
Posted by TOH at 10:46 pm