Photos from our Paya Lebar Airbase cycling trip

We participated in 2012’s National Runway Cycling and Skating.
We do not know of any airbase which allows whole family to cycle or blade down the Runway.

Anyway, we arrrived before Sunrise as Daddy was worried there will be a lack of carpack space. We did not want to cycle too far out, and tired ourselves even before the race starts :p

Witnessing the beautiful Sunrise, Yawn, we know Mummy and the two younger siblings are still snoozing…

The Airbase gate was opened at 0700 sharp, and one by one, we got our bike inspected :0

A lot of l-on-g shadows were cast by the rising Sun.

We orientate our 6Km Family route first. We do not want to land on the 45KM strip !

0815 – Ready, get set… (Daddy ask Kang again whether he is READY ?)
To be honest, Daddy is still worried whether Kang can cope. A few months back, he was still wobbling on the multi-storey carpark.

Flag off at 0830… Whether you are here for some family leisure, or competition, we have the same start line.

Thanks to Jay for taking a snap of our rides in motion πŸ™‚

It does not matter your bikes/blades got 2,3,4 or even 8 wheels. We are here for FUN.

Water parade at 3KM mark. Daddy’s pedal has dropped off along the way.

..otherwise Daddy’s camera only capture some tired faces, but the smile and cheerful grin is always evident. Ample runway for us to ride comfortably.

Look at our first photo, we can even U-turn right in the centre to pose :p

Video (Link) – Besides cycling, there are a whole suite of entertainment and challenges to cater to the family. The hangars have been converted into hugh “playgrounds”.

We dashed for the Segway section. Kids got some practice rounds at Sentosa before (too expensive and too short route !) RSAF provided free Segway orientation and 5 min ride Yeah !

What can you do if you kids are interested to sign up with Singapore Air Force?
Dress like a pilot, with helmet to go. It helps if the Daddy can dig out his vintage TopGun Vcd, featuring Tom Cruise to debrief the kids afterwards.

.. or get them hook on a fighter console. Dog fight is not easy.

In worse case, start with Paper aeroplanes, to get your kids interested in flying.

Some other activities include hockey, wrestling, and even a small bounching-castle obstacle course.

IPPT parent-child tag team should be interesting. We did shuttle run, chin-up and even situps. Daddy told us he could do >15 chinups last time, but we saw him struggle with 3 ??

On Father’s day, this is a personal achievement for Daddy. He has trained both Wei and Kang to survive a 6km ride. We can only have more fun from now onwards.

We will definitely be back for more fun ride next year.
Meanwhile, you can click for more cycling photos from our album.

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Boon Kang has pass his cycling test

If you are staying in Sengkang, and you see Boon Kang wobbling along on his BMX, Daddy is suggesting you to stand one side first. Kang is triangle-plate, and still need to fine tune his balancing department.

It was not too long ago that he got into an ‘accident’ :p

Our No2 Boon Kang has come a long way, considering cycling was second nature for our eldest boy, Boon Wee. Boon Kang took longer to conquer his fear. We started his training last Sep. Remember our bike-family album?

Actually Daddy was too lazy to bring them cycling…
We even had to practise in multi-storey carpark to encourage Kang.

It is fun to watch Kang trying to catch up with Wei.

Look at Kang’s smile. It Shouts volumes of his quiet confidence. He has finally graduated.

So what’s next?
1) We have already equipped adult’s bikes with seats, so Mummy and Daddy can piggy back youngest two.
2) From Npark’s cool Park Conector, we have identify a nice cycling track from Sengkang to Punggol. Read our cool Punggol Promenade post.

Just a few more centimetres…

Our kids attend swimming lesson every Sun, and one of the perks is their free play after their classes.

In case you are new to Sengkang, these colourful slides are awesome, and attract both kids and adults.


There is just a small problem, someone fall short of fun by a few cm πŸ™

Daddy know it sucks when you can see your bros playing, and you just wait at the end, clapping and cheering … Daddy is eagerly waiting for the day when Kang can finally slide down Sengkang’s slides !

Kang, eat more vegetables and exercise more, ok?
(Hint, he inherited Mummy’s genes)

Singapore is always too safe, we have done some crazy slides in Penang, check it out πŸ™‚