From Tokyo I flew to Hong Kong. If you have ever been in Central Hong Kong, or seen pictures of the streets there, you’ll know why I did not take a ride. It is one of the least bike friendly cities there is. It’s actually not very pedestrian friendly either! So a day off of riding, which due to my continuing tiredness after another late arrival, turned into a two day break. So, Thursday night in Singapore I left the office a bit early and got the Origami out of its case.
Again I used Brouter to create a route and load it on my GPS, but as it turned out, the ride I took really did not require a GPS at all. It was all car free, and for most of the ride, on bicycle only designated trails. Leaving my hotel on the North side of Marina Bay, I head past the Sands hotel and casino, then past the Sky Gardens and over the Barrage Bridge. The rest of the ride was on the ECP, right along the shore front, and very civilized.
I was lucky it was cool in Singapore this week, with the temperature only 26c. But with the relative humidity at near 100%, you sweat even if you’re standing still…
So, six cities in two weeks, riding in five of them. Other than the chain issues I faced the Origami and the Pinion gearbox performed really well. Azub are sending my a Rohloff chain tensioner, which should solve the issues, and I also will be swapping out the brakes for some NOS Shimano XTR brakes, and making some other modifications when I get back to the UK. if anyone has questions about the bike, please get in touch through the comments box.
A gps trace of the ride in Singapore:
Max elevation: 19 m
Min elevation: 1 m
Total climbing: 401 m
Total descent: -404 m