Thursday, March 26, 2009

Singapore Motorcycling Safety Video - Ah! It's about time!

I've never quite seen any motorcycling videos done locally. This is just a chance for me to put my multimedia and audio engineering skills to good use... And to continue to spread the word to Singaporeans to wear safety gears and of course, advocate safety riding as well!

Of course, this video wouldn't have been possible without Zhehong, Lip Sing, The Beast and Miss Huppy!

Enjoy the video! Cheers! And don't forget to visit!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

1st HOV session of the year 2009!

Endlessloop aka Ah Seng is the instructor yet again for the Hazard Oriented Vision (HOV) session.

The session was conducted at the Cera Building, 3 Tuas Avenue 8 at 9am today. The venue courtesy of Antartica. It is very near 2nd Link! (Aiyah... next time, I know where to pump petrol... hyak hyak hyak)

It started with Ah Seng giving a talk about several aspect of riding safety such as the art of lane changing, safety following distance, the art of cornering, etc. Even riders with years of experience found the talk very useful as well!

Ah Seng explaining his points us as rider being like a pilot who flies a plane.... we have to have our own radar when we are riding on the road...

Ah Seng further illustrating his points...

Everyone listening to his points earnestly...

The instructors (Ah Seng, Zhehong aka Pplater, The Beast) and helpers (Jamerson, James, Contrarian) discussing about their strategies...

After the talk, everyone geared up and proceeded to West Coast McDonalds' for a short briefing and the HOV practical ride.

Everyone gearing up at the Tuas Venue towards West Coast McDonalds'...

Thereafter, the participants went for their practical sessions.

Participants at West Coast McDonalds' listening to Ah Seng for instructions before the practical sessions...

And... proceeded with the practical sessions!

I hope everyone who attended the HOV session found it useful and beneficial! Hopefully it can be applicable to your daily riding!

Do recommend this HOV session to your riding friends, family members, etc. as well!

We are really so thankful for a terrific weather today! Awesome!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What a good pair of boots! It's FOC!

I've been using the HiTec hiking boots for about 2 years now. On the shoe, it has a label that says "Waterproof". Oh boy, it is not what it seems. It's just water resistant, not waterproof.

I have another pair of Komine Moto Fango riding shoes that doesn't hold up in Singapore's torrential rains. And, it certainly can't hold up those weather conditions when riding on the NSH.

Therefore, I was determined to start searching for a pair of riding boots that fulfill these criterias of being waterproof and at the same time, sleek when I'm wearing them. And most importantly, it must be cheap!

Does this pair of boots look familiar to you? I'm sure I can hear the guys moaning and groaning... (Argh... it reminds me of my horrible NS days, blah... blah... blah)...

And yes, it's a pair of SAF Full Leather boots.

Zhehong was saying... "Are you sure you want to wear SAF boots? Your feet will look very bulky and I don't know of other ladies wearing them."

I answered and said, "Umm... I'll give a shot at the E-mart and see how it goes. If it looks really ugly on me, I won't take it. Okies? (in my mind... I might just break the norm in ladies by being of the first ladies who wears SAF boots while riding...)"

In the end, I purchased the boots with Zhehong's great help in using his points!

I've tried out the pair of boots in very heavy rain and that was on 9 March 2009 (Monday). I was riding around Singapore conducting my news interviews and running several other places.

And my feet was kept happy and dry throughout the day! I never had that dry feeling before on rainy days until the conversion to SAF boots.

And best of all, I had a few of my female colleagues asking me what boots are those. They look good on me!

Stay tuned... to view pics of me wearing the boots on my future tours!

Disclaimer: SAF didn't pay me any advertisement fees...