Archive for March, 2011

getting down & dirty

odd one out.

the start.

the drop, it was scary.

pitstop, the GOrilla survived.

dirty Vans.

all clean.

last friday i was invited by a group of freeride guys to join them for a night trail riding session.

i gotta admit i was a lil hesitant on going as my bike was not only a fixed gear but also i don’t have any brakes on.

so 9pm came, i gathered all the courage i had to meet them at the 1st spot. it was a hidden trail somewhere in tampines. it was dark, really dark & i had no lights. lucky thing Muzz brought extra so he loaned me my eyes for the night.

i was greeted by a steep hill the moment we entered the hidden trail. not only was it pitch black, the trail was full of mud! i can say now, my GOrilla has returned home.

about 15mins in, we saw the 1st drop. it was scary! the ruts were soft and there were alot of unseen roots. so not wanting to be left out, i went for it. halfway down, i started cursing to myself, “why don’t i have brakes!”. skidding was impossible as the ground was slippery. hahaha. the moment i reached the end, i was greeted by a group of guys cheering and calling me crazy!

after the last guy went down, we headed on to finish the trail not after another 2 scary drops & soon i find myself in old tampines road. we stop & had a few drinks and suddenly Lan suggested that we head into the infamous tampines trail. my adrenalin was pumping & again i was scared at the same time.

this 2nd trail was a lil more forgiving. it was mainly gravel rather than mud and the climbs were not as steep as before. we spent a good 30-45mins in there before heading out and racing to the pump station to get our bikes cleaned.

all in all, it was an awesome experience for me. it was my 1st and its definitely not my last!

oh trails, i will be back for more dirt!

homeboy just got hooked.

congrats to my boy Hakim for getting sponsored by EightInch.

MarchOhMarch report

photos courtesy of Durath & Ride&Yeah.

video courtesy of Ride&Yeah.

on march12, MondaysOhMondays teamed up with Tr Bikes to organize MarchOhMarch.

we saw prolly the largest crowd to have gathered outside the shop made up by people from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia & Thailand. we had 5 different competitions on that day.

starting with the bunnyhop we saw Jaka & Galih dueling it out with Rock,Paper,Scissors. for the longest skid, we witnessed a record skid ever to be done outside the shop by Redhuan. next up was the most interesting category, the sprints. we saw alot of gutsy contestants, who fell & got back onto their bikes to finish the race & some bailing out. prolly the most funniest was the trackstand and the footdown. to distract the contestants, Hakim & Fauzi started splashing water at the guys & the ragging didn’t just stop there. Hakim started crawling under bikes.

after the prize giving came the moment everyone was waiting for, the raffle. 110items from our very very kind sponsors. we had a very hard time sorting out the items to be given to the 20 raffle winners.

we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our kind sponsors that supported the event and also to each and everyone of you that made time to come down to the event. you could have been anywhere around the world but you choose to be with us.

thanks once again and see you guys for MarchOhMarch chapter2.

list of winners

- bunnyhop -

1st – Jaka
2nd – Galih
3rd – Aaron Chan & Sadad

- longest skid -

1st – Redhuan
2nd – Wei Xiong
3rd – Minzi

- trackstand -

1st – Redhuan
2nd – Eujine
3rd – Jaka

- footdown -

1st – Puket
2nd – Jaka
3rd – Jimm Chew

- sprint -

1st – Ujang
2nd – Ray
3rd – Adit

list of sponsors

Urban VeloFlwriderHelltrustFixpatrix, PeonFxFlesh Imp, DamnsonNipmuc JeansTheFIXFIXFIX, CranksterRatsKL, GrafaSup Clothing, CrankArmSteadyGrip Reaper, Thunderkill, H+SonFRSFixiePixieBurro Bags, The GRIMEBackPedalBlogRide & YeahAlpha Lab, EightInchRedbull SG, GetSetCool Caps, Badger InvadersEndSevenNine.

 

ps. Ano from Deus Bali did an awesome detailed writeup about MarchOhMarch. read it here.

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