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The Oft-Overlooked Facts About Tyre Pressure

Many cyclists think about the latest upgrades they should make to improve their bikes. However, something as simple as a few psi less in your tyre pressure, can actually make a great difference to your cycling experience. Having the right or ideal tyre pressure for your tyres is important before you set off riding the trails or hills. Too full a tyre could cause you a flat because of sudden explosions; too little air could mean your wheels are scraping the ground as you roll. The ideal way to inflate, would be to do so against your weight and the type of terrain you’re conquering.

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Quench Your Thirst of Seasides with The Eastern Coastal Loop

Weekends are one of the best times for spending with your loved ones. This week, you might have attempted the Northern Explorer Loop; another lovely Loop awaits you this weekend from the list of Park Connector Networks (PCN) by the National Parks (NParks). As a matter of fact, NParks have made it possible for you to cycle the whole of Singapore just on the Park Connector Networks alone.

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Setting the Optimal Saddle Height for Your Cycling Needs

Many people ride an ill-fitted bicycle. That is to say, they ride a little hunched, too strained or short at the knees and pedals, or are not pedaling at the optimal revolution per minute (rpm) they should be because a little too much time is spent pulling up your legs from the updraft as the crank goes back up the cycle.

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Cycling The Northern Explorer Loop for Solitude & Sunset

If you’re a casual rider, the Park Connector Networks can provide you with a bit of challenge and fun riding long-distance.  You can also bask in much-needed nature scenery, sound of birdsong and generally indulge in the lush green rather missing from our hectic lives.

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Serial Bike Thief Arrested; How to Choose a Good Bike Lock

On Oct 4, a 28 year-old man was arrested on a suspected count of serial bicycle thefts.

Last month, several victims reported their bikes stolen from bicycle bays of private condominiums in Bukit Timah.

Police arrested the man at Woodlands Rise, after intensive investigations on Oct 3.

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7 Cyclists’ Hand Signs You Should Know On the Roads

While on the roads, one of two things can happen: road rage, or happy smiles of acknowledgment. The former is caused by cyclists or car drivers neglecting their please and thank you hand signs and simply take their right of way rudely. The latter results because of a friendly wave; a passing smile of acknowledgment as thanks at the other giving way, or according you some form of courtesy. 

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Child Riding: How to Choose the Best Type of Bike Seat For Your Child

Childhood is perhaps the easiest age to pick up new skills. The child’s brain is malleable, experience absorbed like a sponge (pardon the cliche). It is no wonder some mothers throw their children in the water at age of 1 (favorite grandmother’s tale). Or how less mollycoddling mothers let their child be lost and immersed in an issue, and leave them to it rather than come to immediate rescue.

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On Eating Right: 5 Energy Snacks You Can Have Before a Ride

Eating well prior to bike rides can improve your chances of lasting throughout the ride and boost enjoyment. The exact diet isn’t rocket science; however, not eating well may lead you to “bonking” out on rides in excess of one hour. Proper nutrition is important, says the nutritionist. So what should you eat, and how should you maintain your body before and during the ride?

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The Oft-Overlooked Facts About Tyre Pressure

Many cyclists think about the latest upgrades they should make to improve their bikes. However, something as simple as a few psi less in your tyre pressure, can actually make a great difference to your cycling experience. Having the right or ideal tyre pressure for your tyres is important before you set off riding the trails or hills. Too full a tyre could cause you a flat because of sudden explosions; too little air could mean your wheels are scraping the ground as you roll. The ideal way to inflate, would be to do so against your weight and the type of terrain you're conquering.