Saturday, December 15, 2007
Wet run on wet road
Mandai Road, 39 km. This is my last ride in Singapore for the year. A road test on narrow slick tyres, with Topeak trunk bag loaded at 7 kg. The load balances well. I cycle leisurely, until another mountain biker (with bike rack too) shoots past me, running a red light. When the light turns green, I give chase. A truck roars past me. I slip into the slipstream and reach 56 km/h. I feel a few rain drops and risk riding on. The risk materialises. I try to outrun the rain clouds, but fail. A few more minutes and I'd have been home dry. Risk taking is tricky. Too scared of gloomy skies, and I miss an opportunity to cycle. At least, I discover that my bag repels water.