Do You Cycle?

Posted by : foongpc | Monday, August 3, 2009 | Published in


Hi everyone! No, I'm not back yet. I'm still in China, having a great time!

And in case you are wondering, no, I did not break my own promise and access the Internet. I plan to stay offline for the whole duration of my China trip! I wrote this post before I left for China and set it to be published today.

Gosh, I'm dying to know who are my current top 3 commenters in my previous post! Are you guys fighting it out? I hope so, I really do : )

And here's more good news! Maybe, just maybe you have run out of things to comment in my previous post. So, I am extending the "Top 3 Commenters" Contest to this post as well! Yes, I will count your comments from both posts and total them up for the grand total!

The same rules still apply, so have fun yes?

By the way, what do you think I am doing in China right now? Blogger Jam said we would be cycling across the countryside in Guilin. And guess what? I don't know how to ride a bike! Gosh, I am so embarrassed!

I have never learnt how to ride a bike when I was a kid. It's something I regretted, but is it too late to learn now? I can just imagine people laughing at me if I were to attempt riding a bike on the field or public parks! Oh yes, kids will definitely laugh at me! Maybe I should just find some isolated places to practise! Haha!

So what do you think I will do in China since I don't know how to ride a bike? Do you think I will just sit behind Jam and let him do all the cycling? He better have good stamina cos even though I am not that heavy, I ain't that light either! LOL!

Well, I will tell you what I did when I return from China. Meantime, let me know if you know how to ride a bike and if you were to go to Guilin, will you cycle across the countryside?

(77) Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Used to cycle when I was a kid. Now, I don't anymore. No interest and I don't think it's safe to cycle on M'sian roads.

    August 3, 2009 at 10:06 AM
  2. Shingo T said...

    In Singapore, cars are so so expensive. So I have a bicycle. And I love feeling the wind of my hair (or whatever is left of it) when speeding on the bicycle.

    August 3, 2009 at 10:14 AM
  3. day-dreamer said...

    Hahahaha~ cycling is fun, you should probably take it up and care less about being mocked. Hehe. :P

    August 3, 2009 at 12:49 PM
  4. [SK] said...

    hahaha, it's not funny you can't ride a bicycle.. but i guess they will have three wheeled cycle for you.. it's actually more funny to see you in a three wheeled cycle instead.. hahahahaha!!

    August 3, 2009 at 12:50 PM
  5. [SK] said...

    if not three wheels, then the normal bicycle with two little extra wheel at the back!! OMG, hilarious~~ :D

    August 3, 2009 at 12:51 PM
  6. lina said...

    imagine Foong riding a bike with training wheels on it, all around Guilin. That should be a sight to behold. LOL

    August 3, 2009 at 1:09 PM
  7. lina said...

    Bicycle so expensive!!! The ones we wanted to buy were a few thousands worth of RM. The cheapest we found was around RM500.00

    August 3, 2009 at 1:10 PM
  8. lina said...

    I like to ride bicycles, but apart from around the park, not safe to do so in Malaysia (especially in Klang Valley).

    August 3, 2009 at 1:11 PM
  9. khengsiong said...

    I used to cycle when I was studying in my hometown. Never do so after coming to Klang Valley, except once in a park.

    Regarding your question: will you cycle across the countryside of Guilin?
    I guess I'm too old for that liao...

    August 3, 2009 at 1:54 PM
  10. coolingstar9 said...

    Hi, i enjoyed cycling when I was the kid.
    Now, I only cycling occasionally. It is fun and I hope you can learn now, it is never too late.
    Have the great trip in China.

    August 3, 2009 at 1:57 PM
  11. Unknown said...

    kekeke u cant cycle a? hahaha =) i teach u ne~ =p but cycling across countrysdie a.. if it's not too long distance and hot den ok la, if not spoil the whole holiday feel =)

    August 3, 2009 at 3:25 PM
  12. said...

    is it safe to cycle? :P
    if yes, of coz cycle!!!!!!


    August 3, 2009 at 3:55 PM
  13. Tekkaus said...

    Yeah! You will only be back on the 10th right? That's like a long, long time some more. ha :D Are you sure you didn't break your promise? Perhaps you sleep-blogging? :p

    August 3, 2009 at 4:23 PM
  14. Tekkaus said...

    Nope...I don't wanna know if I am the Top 3 commenters. I comment because I want to, not because of the prize. :p I think most probably the comments have exceeded by hundreds? Gosh!

    August 3, 2009 at 4:25 PM
  15. Tekkaus said...

    What? You really don't know how to ride a bike? OMG! I can't believe it Foong. Haha :D Never mind, there's the first time for everything right? Perhaps Guilin could be the best place for you to start cycling? Aww...the scenery there would be the perfect motivator for you to pick up cycling. ;)

    August 3, 2009 at 4:26 PM
  16. Tekkaus said...

    I have always love cycling. My mother even bought me a special mountain bike because I obtained good result for my UPSR! Haha :D Cycling is really fun you know. I still remember that I used to cycle in the neighbourhood while playing mouse and cat. Yeah! We chased one another on bike. At times the game turned pretty ugly as some of fell and injured. But it was a great experience. :D

    August 3, 2009 at 4:28 PM
  17. Tekkaus said...

    Hmm...I believe you will...learn Qigong there? Or you have already know that. Hmm...maybe you will jog? I don't know. I think we have to wait for your return. ;)

    August 3, 2009 at 4:30 PM
  18. manglish said...

    cycle all the way home with our presents......hehehe :)

    August 3, 2009 at 4:31 PM
  19. lina said...

    You are missing out on the experience of falling into a ditch while trying to ride a bike. Ahhh... memories. :D

    August 3, 2009 at 5:54 PM
  20. Borneo Falcon said...

    I don't cycle when I was a kid but I cycle on regular basis since 2 years ago. I bought a mountain bike and it is fun to explore the surrounding with the bike

    August 3, 2009 at 6:02 PM
  21. Pike-chan said...

    Cycling in the coutryside if great but not under the malaysian weather... it can be exhausting.

    August 3, 2009 at 6:49 PM
  22. HappySurfer said...

    Foong, great that you pre-scheduled your posts. At least, there's fresh material to read when we visit.

    Ever thought about picking up cycling in Guilin? It's not that difficult actually. As an adult, I feel it is easier as our legs are long enough to touch the ground so falling down from the bicycle can be avoided. However, you may not want to cycle for too long as as a first-timer, your thighs will give you hell the following days and that might spoil your holiday.

    Perhaps if they have tandems, get on with Jam taking the lead and you sit behind. That should be more fun. I've been on one and it was really fun.

    August 3, 2009 at 7:07 PM
  23. HappySurfer said...

    Btw, hope you are enjoying Guilin. Ten whole days seem like you could do and see a lot.

    August 3, 2009 at 7:08 PM
  24. Ayie said...

    I love to ride bikes =)

    August 4, 2009 at 7:04 AM
  25. Ayie said...

    maybe you'll be walking around instead =) i hope you'll learn how to ride a cycle there so you can enjoy it really well

    August 4, 2009 at 7:05 AM
  26. Pete said...

    Wah so good, still enjoying your holidays in China. Cheers!

    August 4, 2009 at 10:54 AM
  27. Medie007 said...

    was not bothered really.

    about the contest that u set out i mean.

    August 4, 2009 at 1:26 PM
  28. ladyviral said...

    @ lina : lol! Cycling around Guilin with training wheels. Now that really got me thinking hahaa.

    August 4, 2009 at 2:12 PM
  29. ladyviral said...

    I know how to cycle... took me A LOT of falling and injuries to learn how. I remember how I always wanted a bicycle too! But my parents won't buy me one. So I cycled using my friends' bike. Fell a lot of times, injured my legs so bad hahaha. But I gone through it... I haven't cycled since my last bicycle broke down. It have long gone now too. I do miss cycling...

    August 4, 2009 at 2:14 PM
  30. ladyviral said...

    Oh foong, I am sure you won't hurt Jam. consider it a good exercise.. that or you can run beside him while he cycles :P.

    August 4, 2009 at 2:15 PM
  31. Ice said...

    FoongPC, You don't know how to ride a bike? No, that's not sarcasm, I was shocked. You can always ride those in the gym :o). You will not fall then.

    August 4, 2009 at 5:35 PM
  32. eiling lim said...

    enjoy yourself!

    August 5, 2009 at 1:38 PM
  33. Ken Wooi said...

    i used to cycle back in high school.. i was in charged of music scores when i was in the school band.. so i had to cycle to the nearby photocopy shop to do my tasks.. that's last time.. now i drive.. lol =P

    p/s: i've migrated to wordpress! do relink me as the feed link has change! see ya! =)

    August 5, 2009 at 3:12 PM
  34. lina said...

    ya true, foong can run beside Jam. :D

    He's fit what. :D

    August 5, 2009 at 6:05 PM
  35. betchai said...

    Hi Fong, wow, did not know you are in China. Have fun, and hope you have a wonderful and safe trip.

    August 6, 2009 at 2:25 AM
  36. betchai said...

    ps...i don't cycle too :) haha! but i have my two feet, so i can walk.

    August 6, 2009 at 2:26 AM
  37. Tekkaus said...

    I wonder what you are doing right now over there? Cycling? ha :D The haze is so bad over here. How is China? So when will you enroll your new blog post? Now more scheduled post? :p

    August 6, 2009 at 4:05 PM
  38. lina said...

    aiseh, Foong has no more scheduled posts to appease us who are missing him? :D

    August 7, 2009 at 1:17 PM
  39. bluedreamer27 said...

    cycling is good cardio exercise

    August 7, 2009 at 2:09 PM
  40. Neo said...

    I know how to ride a bike but don't think I will cycle across the countryside la... unless I am with a really pretty young chick :)

    August 8, 2009 at 12:56 AM
  41. ladyviral said...

    @ lina : haha yep he is.. and will be fitter if he runs while Jam cycles too :P

    August 10, 2009 at 12:00 PM
  42. ladyviral said...

    Yea do miss foong posting! Foong hurry home with healthy health! Miss seeing your blog being updated.

    August 10, 2009 at 12:01 PM
  43. lina said...

    hahaha I agree. Good for him to run alongside Jam and burn off the extra calories he should be piling eating in China. :D

    August 10, 2009 at 1:29 PM
  44. lina said...

    Is he back today?

    August 10, 2009 at 1:30 PM
  45. foongpc said...

    mei teng, not interested in cycling anymore? Not a very good encouragement for me to learn cycling! Haha!

    August 10, 2009 at 6:06 PM
  46. foongpc said...

    shingo T, you are getting bald? Haha! Anyway, I know the feeling of the wind while speeding on the bike is great! : )

    August 10, 2009 at 6:07 PM
  47. foongpc said...

    daydreamer, maybe I should ; )

    August 10, 2009 at 6:08 PM
  48. foongpc said...

    SK, making fun of me? That's OK, I can see how funny it is when you ride on it too! : )

    August 10, 2009 at 6:09 PM
  49. foongpc said...

    lina, yes it shall remain in your imagination! : )

    August 10, 2009 at 6:10 PM
  50. foongpc said...

    khengsiong, what do you mean you are too old to cycle round the countryside in Guilin? I've seen old men cycling there!

    August 10, 2009 at 6:11 PM
  51. foongpc said...

    coolingstar9, I guess it's never too late, and there's always a first time for everything, including cycling! : )

    August 10, 2009 at 6:12 PM
  52. foongpc said...

    aaronng88, you willing to teach me or not? Don't just say, yes? Yeah, it's hot and it's tough cycling in the hot weather in Guilin.

    August 10, 2009 at 6:13 PM
  53. foongpc said..., learn learn learn? But who to teach teach teach?

    August 10, 2009 at 6:14 PM
  54. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, sorry to say I broke my promise. No I did not sleep-blog, I was completely awake when I accessed the Internet there! LOL!

    Don't believe I don't know how to cycle? Better believe it! Yeah, Guilin will be the perfect place to learn, but did I learn? You will soon find that out in my future posts. Haha!

    No, didn't learn QiGong in China. Already learnt in Malaysia (half past six) but got to see people there practising QiGong : )

    August 10, 2009 at 6:18 PM
  55. foongpc said...

    manglish, cycle all the way home? Haha! Before I can make it out of China, I would already have fainted : )

    August 10, 2009 at 6:19 PM
  56. foongpc said...

    lina, I don't want to fall into a ditch! : )

    August 10, 2009 at 6:20 PM
  57. foongpc said...

    borneo falcon, I'm sure it's fun to cycle around!

    August 10, 2009 at 6:20 PM
  58. foongpc said...

    pikey, you know what? Guilin during the summer is just as hot if not hotter than Malaysia!

    August 10, 2009 at 6:21 PM
  59. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, that's what both Jam and I exactly had in mind. We get a two seater bicycle and I sit at the back. Did we get to cycle? Well, I will let you know in my future posts : )

    August 10, 2009 at 6:23 PM
  60. foongpc said...

    ayie, walking around can be too far and time consuming in a huge countryside like Guilin. Yes, cycling is good : )

    August 10, 2009 at 6:24 PM
  61. foongpc said...

    pete, I'm back from my China trips! : )

    August 10, 2009 at 6:25 PM
  62. foongpc said...

    medie007, thanks for commenting even though you are not really bothered about the contest! : )

    August 10, 2009 at 6:25 PM
  63. foongpc said...

    ladyviral, run beside Jam while he cycles? You must be crazy! You think I am six million dollar man? LOL!

    August 10, 2009 at 6:26 PM
  64. foongpc said...

    ai shiang, hahaha! Ride those bikes in the gym? Of course won't fall! I'm talking about real bicycles that you need to balance : )

    August 10, 2009 at 6:29 PM
  65. foongpc said...

    eiling, thanks! : )

    August 10, 2009 at 6:29 PM
  66. foongpc said...

    kenwooi, you have migrated to Wordpress? OK, will relink. Thanks!

    August 10, 2009 at 6:30 PM
  67. foongpc said...

    betchai, you don't cycle too? Hi five! Haha! Yeah, got 2 feet, just walk right? But sometimes too far to walk so need to cycle : )

    August 10, 2009 at 6:32 PM
  68. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, sorry to keep you waiting for new blog posts. But you will be pleased to know you are the winner of my Top 3 Commenters Contest. Congrats! : )

    August 10, 2009 at 6:33 PM
  69. foongpc said...

    lina, sorry no new posts! You are winner no.2 Congrats! : )

    August 10, 2009 at 6:34 PM
  70. foongpc said...

    bluedreamer, yeah, cycling is indeed a good cardio exercise! I cycle a lot too, in the gym that is! LOL!

    August 10, 2009 at 6:35 PM
  71. foongpc said...

    neo, haha! Somehow I know you will ride the bicycle if there's a pretty young chick sitting behind you! : )

    August 10, 2009 at 6:37 PM
  72. foongpc said...

    lina and ladyviral, good to know you both missed me! Haha! And I did not get fat piling up food in China OK? All those walking and running around did help to burn away the calories! Now that I'm back, I look forward to coming up with new posts more frequently and start spamming both your blogs! LOL!

    August 10, 2009 at 6:53 PM
  73. Ayie said...

    did you learn how to cycle?

    August 11, 2009 at 6:33 AM
  74. ladyviral said...

    Now now.. I don't think youare 6million dollar man... if you were you would be running in slooooooow....mooooooooo...tiooooooon. That isn't good! :P haha!

    And how could you not fat pilling up on food from China? Jam and you both got a two seater bike! I believe Jam did the pedalling most! hahahah! :P

    August 11, 2009 at 10:51 AM
  75. foongpc said...

    ayie, will let you know in a later post! ; )

    August 11, 2009 at 2:19 PM
  76. foongpc said...

    ladyviral, haha! I forgot six million dollar man runs in slow motion! As for the cycling, I will reveal whether I did any cycling or not in my future posts! : )

    August 11, 2009 at 2:21 PM
  77. Ayie said...

    ok then, i know it will be a very long post =P

    August 12, 2009 at 4:16 AM