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NOV-ed

Installed some aftermarket parts brought in by the local distributor. These are parts made by a company called NOV, which hails from South Korea. Some of the parts are titanium, thus lowering the overall weight of the Brompton a little.
Of course there are more stuff on the Brompton to change to titanium parts but for now I will leave it as it is.

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The NOV parts that are installed.

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At the same time, I have placed the GripRings back onto the handle. Abandoning the orange-black only project.

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Gotten a set of the new version of the Brompton toolkit too.

Can’t wait to bring it out for a ride again.

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Four Adventures in Four Days

Am on our holidays this week. Started on our adventures since Wednesday.

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Wednesday
Can’t wait to start exploring. So much so I am ready even while the Missus was washing up.

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Now both of us are ready to set off. But first, we need some breakfast. So off we go to grab some breakfast.

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Found a McDonald’s nearby and settled for that. Had wanted other food but they were not opened yet. A bicycle parking area for all cyclists having breakfast at McDonald’s. Nice touch.

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After breakfast, we pushed ahead and came to Bedok Jetty.  Lots of people were fishing early in the morning. We also saw lots of tankers awaiting to enter the port of call. A friend who used to work as a sailor told me that the wait could be as long as a month.

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Panoramic view of the area around the Bedok Jetty. The jetty is on the right.

After this image was taken, we headed back to the car park as we received some happy news from friends and were eager to meet up with them.

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Thursday
Supposed to explore the west but Missus thought otherwise. Ended up exploring one of the parks in the central region.

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Glorious morning with the beautiful sun shining down on us.

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Panoramic view of the park we explored.

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At night, scoured a local bike shop for some additional rear red lights for the helmet and finally found a replacement for my more than 5 years old helmet. Have done an entry for the new helmet, a matte green MET Crossover.

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Friday
Finally explored the West Coast area. Also looking out to the sea, yet the view is more industrial as there were a lot of maritime industries in that area. It’s also the first time the MET Crossover is going for a ride.

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Halfway through exploring the area, we came to an underpass which links the two parts of the park together. And once again, I met our nemesis, slopes. This slope is at an almost 45 degree incline. Had to push the Bs up the slope instead of riding up.

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After completing exploring the park, all 3.8km of it, we sat down for breakfast. Missus prepared some curry, flatbread and fruits at home and brought it along for this exploration. After setting up the Helinox chairs, we had our breakfast facing the sea.

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Some of the food for breakfast.

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Missus filling up her stomach with some curry potatoes and carrots.

This adventure was sort of an experiment for us as we wanted to find out the possibility of bringing along hot food during our adventures.

In future when we go touring with our Bs, we know we can bring along hot food to be consumed along the way.

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Saturday
Before starting on Saturday’s adventure, I noticed that the waters in the river was extremely still. Quickly took this image before the ripples set in. It clearly reflected the clouds in the sky. Question is, which is the right side up?

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Cycled along this road to bring us to another town. Seems to go on forever.

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Before joining the usual path that will lead us to our planned destination, we came across this path. Seems unexplored. Definitely going along this path on the next adventure.

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Finally we came to the end of the tracks. A very nice view to reward us for cycling there.

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Once again, set up our chairs and brought out or foos containers to have our breakfast by the sea.

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What we had for breakfast. Noodles with lots of vegetables and eggs.

This marks a 4-day adventure we embarked on during our holidays. The next day is the last day of our holidays. Definitely going to spend it exploring more places.

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Upgraded Parts

Missus has always feedback that her ride was not as comfortable for her as it was for me. So much so her back is starting to give her problems, especially cycling uphill.
So a search on the internet resulted in a more suitable saddle for her, the Brooks B67.
Now the B67 is an elusive item. Almost always no stock here, and the pre-owned ones were in honey colour. Made a reservation with a LBS and found out much later that the bloke who took my reservation did not reserve it for me. Worst part, he had quit the shop.
Was very disappointed till one day, the same LBS had a number of Brooks saddles in stock. Asked if they had any black B67 and they did. They kept it for me for almost two weeks (I was rather tied up at work to make any trips to collect it). Had it installed just the night before.

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Looks like someone is going to get more comfortable and enjoy her ride even more.

Just today, dropped by the local distributor of Helinox chairs and tables to pick up 2 lightweight Helinox chairs for ourselves. Intend to use them during our adventures, local and overseas, as well as for the guests at home to sit on.

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These fellas are lightweight and can hold up to 145kg of weight. Each can fit an S-bag with lots of room to spare.

Now hopefully this Friday is good to bring these out.

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