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Fri 20 May 2005

Riding with Cyclists of the East (COTE)

Category : cycling

Another group of riders who provided lead riders up front for the Ride for Hope are Cyclists of the East (COTE). We heard of them through WheeslAreTurning super-woman member "The Han" who is also in COTE. I met two more, Blackbirder & S, during the Ride for Hope training rides.

Well this Friday evening I joined Gabron for a Changi run she had proposed but found myself heading for a famous bicycle shop in Tampines instead, courtesy of M. We RV-ed with COTE and they eventually were sprinting for the ALPS along Changi Coastal Road before looping back. With me in not-so-hot pursuit.

Blackbirder stayed back to look out for me and we chatted about Ride for Hope as he had been in the night ride and myself in the day ride. I also found more about COTE and they are a safe group of cyclists that has a core who do more than just cycle together.

I managed a reasonable pace on my new Hunt on Wheels-prize tyres and did not strain my knee that has been a little loose these few days. Could not find the knee guard, and that had me arriving late - but Gabron and M were very patient with me, thanks to them!

I'd missed lunch and dinner and got by on the tea I swallowed at the Bukit Timah trees book launch. I ended up at a petrol station for a bite and drinks before heading home. Eventually I had clocked a surprising Dst 90.55km, Tms 4:27:34, Avs 20.3km/h, Mxs 44.5km/h (HV-PPV-Tampines-ALPS-East Coast-PPV-HV).

COTE sprint to ALPS every Tuesday night. Wanna join 'em?

Some photos of the end of ride (for them, at least) at East Coast Mc's here.

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