Cycliq Fly6 and Old Coach Road (NZ)

I got a new toy for my bike.
Cycliq Fly6 is capturing the rear images and videos as I pedal 🙂

[Hint:Read till the end for a Fly6 giveaway]

The primary purpose of Cycliq Fly6 is for road safety promotion. As we cycle on the road (or even pavements), maybe we can remind some reckless drivers (and cyclists) to keep a safe distance.

The tagline for Fly6 is “Feel Safe. Record your Ride”.

I brought the Cycliq Fly6 for my recent New Zealand cycling activity. I am impressed with the quality and stability of the capturing device. Infact, it captures even better videos than my “old” GoPro Session 5!

In the last video (Old Coach Road), check out the Image stabilisation feature (6-axis, I guess this means super-stable). Although my route was paved with gravel and cobblestones, the camera shake was minimal.

Rain or shine, my Cycliq Fly6 kept recording non-stop in 1080 Full HD mode, for up to 5 hours.

The camera lights kept me and my bike illuminated in the evening or rain. Drivers can see cyclists from far, better visibility means better anticipation and safety.

Video: Dry run of Cycliq6 around Sengkang Riverside Park (YouTube link)

I would like to mount the camera on my kids’ bikes and see where they roam :p

Perhaps parents would like to capture how the kids are behaving behind their back? I know my kids used to perform stunts and dares behind us :p

Cycliq Fly6 will give me an opportunity to correct kids’ cycling habits.

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You may find out more about Cycliq cameras from their website.
Fly12 is the front-facing camera.

Unit is retailing at $259 SGD (MicroSD is not inclusive).

I only have one wishlist, I hope the mobile app would be able to preview the rear-facing video.

 

Video: Amateur cycling at the majestic Old Coach Road. The rear view Fly6 gave an interesting perspective of the route (YouTube link), and my fall :p

I had a fall at the 1.15min mark, and camera could “lock” the sequences before and after (pretty much like a blackbox feature).

NZ is famous for nature hiking and cycling, you may checkout Old Coach Road here (it is part of 6 Day “Mountain to Sea” Route!) . The iconic bridge is called “Hapuawhenua Viaduct”, and trains ran through it before.

[Giveaway]:Thanks to OCBC and Cycliq, we have a set of Cycliq Fly6 (and 32Gb MicroSD)to share

Contest is on our Fanpage:

1. Fans must first LIKE OCBC Cycle and  SengkangBabies Fanpage
2. Tag 2 friends / Share the Facebook post (set as public)
3. Contest ends 17 Mar 10 pm, and one winner will be pick randomly

ps.. Cycliq Fly6 is designed to give you an alibi should an incident happen. Riders must still practice safe cycling on the road or in the mountain.

Ride safe, have fun!

Our Cycliq Fly6 was sponsored by OCBC Cycle and Cycliq.
You may visit out cycling trips with OCBC Cycle here.

Meals on Wheels Touch Community Services

We did something special on Chinese New Year Eve 年除夕. I mobilised three chaps to help deliver meals to the elderly.

Meals on Wheels is organised by Touch Community, more details here.

Everyone is busy with work and home-cleaning, but old folks still need to have their meals.

It was a hot day. We got 16 meals to deliver before we head home for our own reunion dinner 团圆饭. Told the kids that not everyone has a family to celebrate Chinese New Year together.

I hope they get the hint that FAMILY matters.

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Tasks for kid.

They got to navigate the lifts and stairways to find the correct unit. Some blocks are U-shape and there might be up to four lifts for you to explore :p

Some help me to key in the next postal code or help me plan the “route”.
Some help me to arrange the meals in order.

Family effort 🙂

Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels

They took up the challenge, perhaps they found the experience similar to a treasure hunt? Be it sense of achievement or feel-good, I am super proud of the kids’ involvement in charity.

Along the way, we got to enjoy scenic vantage points. Example high rise city view from Bendemeer or the unique “slopes” skyline of Potong Pasir.

There are so many symmetries in our urban landscapes.    

Delivery done, we are ready to head home.
Fortunately, the rain managed to hold.

Meals on Wheels Tips:

-Enquiry at 68046565 or email homecare@touch.org.sg
Meals on Wheels website

We were delivering from Touch HQ at Toa Payoh Lorong 1 Block 173.
(delivered 16 packs to 14 homes in Bendemeer and Potong Pasir)

-Volunteers are delivering two meals per day, every day. Choose lunch or dinner delivery, each session will be 2 to 3 hours

-You can form your own group (friends or corporate), designate one driver and the rest “runners”

-Take note volunteers will absorb petrol, ERP, carpark fees etc

Two main activities for volunteers:
– packing
– delivery

-The most challenging portion is the packing. We need to ensure we pack the correct meals (example halal, non-halal ). Nobody wants to deliver the wrong meals and delay someone’s dinner

-Every group will be given a delivery list. Just GPS to the units and deliver
-If in doubt, ask. There is a mobile “hotline” if volunteers needs assistance