Bike R Us

Bike R Us… hahahaha…..

Ok, after that ridiculous title, I’d better explain a little.  You guys know how much I love my bicycles right, so a couple of months back I got crazy on the notion that I would like to try out some other cycling experience other than just riding around on my road bike, (which actually always makes me feel pressured to ride faster)… so I kind of considered my other options… mountain bike, folding bike?  Or even perhaps a hybrid?

Sure why not?  Just walk into a shop and get one of these.  but, then again, it was just too easy.  Thanks to Mr Brain up here, I got injected with the idea that if I wanted to ride it, I should build it… what a joke right?!Smile with tongue out

Well, but along with that idea, I suddenly received “instructions” in my head, again thanks to my silly brain, about how I could do it all… Go to a bike mechanic, have a custom bike frame welded together, look for the parts in the second hand collection, actually more like a junkyard with hidden gems, then put it together and make sure we end up with a bike that doesn’t fall apart…

So, thoughts were put into action and I got into it… Smile with tongue out

Yup, I’d title the whole idea a hobby rather than being about the final bike.  Cause that’s how it all became.  Suddenly I had all these ideas about customising, building bikes, having a bike cafe where you can sit while watching in humour, me putting your bike together while praying at the same time… lol.  Strike off that last thought, the whole idea is already weird enough.

Oh well, so it really did happen, to have a bike custom made and put together…from

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to this!!!

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Go read about it at my other blog at Spokes ‘n Brew. Smile

I’ll tell you all about my adventures on this bike when I put some mileage into it… if it doesn’t break apart on my first! Smile with tongue out

CYCLE SAFE!

Enough is enough!

Doesn’t it fear you when you see something spiralling out of your control and will end up being very, very bad if you don’t do something about it?!  Goodness… frustrations and woes.  Yup, my fitness isn’t looking too good and the digital number on my digital scale finds it a real laugh when I stand on top of it everyday changing my expressions from looks of surprise, to shock to HORRORS!

Damn it… for a guy to be worried about weight gain, that’s pathetic isn’t it?!

But, then again, although weight is at the top of my list to physically change, it should really be on the last of the list of what I should be concerned about.  Yeah, without dwelling in the dumps on the thoughts of weight gaining, I realise the best is to focus on being able to do more, get fitter and eventually stand in front of the mirror in full nudity. looking and feeling GREAT!

So, I say here and now, enough is enough!  I know I’ve done this before and I was so happy then, I’m getting happy back and this time, I’ll keep it in my back pocket and maybe on my face where I’ll willingly smile like a fool and frown like a fat idiot…

Enough is enough!!!

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but it motivated me the last round, it should do again for this round.
Smile with tongue out

Finding the Time to Exercise

Corbis-42-29579460The title says it all, doesn’t it.  Finding the time to balance everything is already a challenge.  Balancing work, family and time for yourself is usually a full time affair, with one ending up not really getting the right balance most of the time.  It isn’t hard to see that work takes up most of the time.  The interesting thing is,my friends and acquaintances often ask me how I have so much time to spare to the activities I am currently enjoying, running, cycling and moving around.  Little do they know, that what they see, which are usually the posts that I put up on my Facebook is a small part of my day.  It’s a small part which I dedicate to these activities.  Personally, I find it motivating to share as well as to receive comments and advice on what you could do better. 

Anyway, that’s how it is.  Finding the right time, making a commitment and then developing a habit… lol. “developing a habit”…. simply just sounds so CLICHED doesn’t it?  Believe you me, habits is what I have hanging on to, to keep me doing what I’m doing.

It’s about setting a routine.  And for a while, I found my routine.  Sleeping early then getting up early in the morning to get out of the house… That was the best time really.  Finding the right time can be tough.  Some find it good to de-stress at the gym after work and release their pent up frustrations or work worries into their punches, pushes and all other forms of energy expenditure.  Well, I find myself tired at the end of the day and nothing I want more than just to rest up and “hit the hay”.  I do best in the mornings!…

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Yeah… mornings.  Kids and wife are asleep, no clients would dare to call me that early, mind usually clearer then… and then there’s the environment, cool, fresh, calming, not much cars.  It’s really all so much more beautiful at the time. 

So, yeah… you might have noticed that I wrote in the past tense above when I talked about this routine I used to do… well, I’ve just been through one of those time where all form of this sort of routines went out the window.  But, in writing this little blog to share, I’m kind of reminding myself of how much I enjoyed it and how I’d be looking back at getting into it.

For anyone who find exercising daunting, well take it as a routine that’ll wake you up in the morning alongside brushing your teeth, taking a shower and the all important breakfast.  And out of all of these, exercising will be just the thing that’ll give you that feel-good feeling throughout!

MAKE IT A HABIT, PEEPS!Winking smile

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Quick Thoughts

Thoughts don’t have to be long and relayed in a complicated string of words. Sometimes a momentary of clarity, a single point left undirected can lead to many exciting interpretations. So make it short and beautiful.

(my excuse and solutions to keep my blog updated… :P….)