Random: Tri-Factor Biking

It’s my first time to join a cycling event. Honestly, I’m not the expert when it comes to this kind of sport. The only kind of biking that I know is the chill type Darwin and I used to do at East Coast Park some nights ago. We’re incomparable so to speak. He’s the athletic lean type of guy who can go biking for miles in a short amount of time, while I’m the slow one who would complain and whine for hours.

Trying my then new bike

I registered for this event last month together with some of my colleagues. I chose to join the 45km since I find the 60km too intense while I find 15km somehow not as challenging (OK, there’s also 5km category for kids). I’m OK with the 45km biking. 🙂

Tri-Factor 45km Women’s Biking

Tired Newbies

I didn’t really practice for this event due to my changing work schedule. And after a long time of not using my bike, I have it repaired several times. I think, it’s been 3 months since I last use it.

Flat Tire

Under Repair

The biking event was held at Changi Coast Road at around 7:00 AM. I’ve been there once and it’s far from my place. I have to bike all the way from Paya Lebar to Airport Road. By the time the actual biking started, I’m already feeling a bit tired.

So how did I fare? Well out of 46 ladies who registered for the 45km category, I ranked…

#38th! 😀

Hahaha! At the back of my mind, I was praying not to finish last. But if in case that happens, I think I’m still OK with it. Not that I settle for mediocrity. Since this is my first time, I know that I can still do better in the next cycling events. As the old adage goes, “It’s not the destination. It’s the journey.” I was in the point of giving up during the last 2 lapse because I can’t barely move my legs. But then I realized that finishing the race is what’s most important. Somehow I felt that all the effort I put into this activity all paid off.

If there’s any lesson brought about by this event, it’s overcoming the adversity. 🙂