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A plethora of inconclusive observations on a bicycle

Tuesday, August 15, 2006
My christmas tree balancing act

If you saw a Christmas tree on a bicycle on your way to work this morning, it was me. I had a backpack, a heavy-duty bicycle chain, a helmet AND a badminton racket hanging off my person as I manoeuvred my way through the morning traffic.

Never again.

The thing is, I replaced my tyres over the weekend for $58 ($23 per tyre, $6 per inner tube). The bicycle shop owner managed to convince me that although the tread on my old pair was still perfect, it was old, hard and dry, and so could not grip the ground effectively. Dunno true or not.

In any case, my new tyres are sweet and smooth, and I have come up with a plan to recoup my losses. I will have to cycle to and from work 23 days, or 46 trips altogether, to make up the cost of my new tyres. With this most recent Christmas tree balancing act, I am down to 43.

Yeeyaiyipppeeyo. Why am I not looking forward to this at all?

Did you know?

Saturday, August 12, 2006
That every time you walk into a field, you could be wading though hundreds of spiderwebs? This was what we saw on an early morning run in a Chinese cemetery in Malacca.

Spider webs in a cemetary

How cool is that? Smole calls them spider web blossoms. If you look at it close-up, you'll see a spider in every single web.

Spider in her web

Running makes me smarter, I swear.

Early morning weekday run

Saturday, August 05, 2006

sunrise behind the trees


do you see the flag?

i was surprised at how quickly the sun rose

sunrise over shenton way

stopping and watching

running back

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