Seize the moment, sports with family

Sports with Family. But where are the little ones?

Do not lament that time flies.
Do not complain that 24 hours is not enough.

If we give kids our priority, we will squeeze out some time for them.

 

sports with family
Sports with family  (I keep recycling this photo!)

We got two teenagers in our home.
Kids have outgrown their bikes, off goes the assistance wheels.

Freedom, independence, the kids have plenty of opportunities to explore more of Singapore on their own, or with their friends.

It is getting more challenging to ask them to join our family outing (HUH?) Must fix an appointment too (WHAT!)

I am exaggerating but you get the idea (sooner or later hee hee)

I am relishing every moment which I get to hang out with the kids, it can be sports with family, eating or just any other activities.

If we do not spend time with them now, then when?

Do not give kids our leftover time.
Their childhood will be over in a blink.

What type of memories would I wish to leave behind for my kids?

And so we explore Marina Bay and Marina Barrage area the other day. The kids surprised me when they cycled effortlessly on their Mobike and OFO.

They are the ones who installed the bike apps on my phone!

They were excited to see a family of 15 otters close up, all dozing! I told them the otter pups will one day set off to build their own families.

Did they understand my hint, my parenting dilemma?

9km, 90 minutes, all Fun.

What was even more pleasant was no3 and no4 still retain their cheekiness and childish antics at the water play corner.

They lost their inhibitions and were totally drenched, but I was the HAPPIEST Dad in Singapore for that 20 minutes.

I keep encouraging my kids to be active and enjoy sports. I hope it will reinforce their characters and give them a good moral grounding.

Video (YouTube link) : Checkout our cycling Fun video
(added a portion from CarFree Sunday too)

Maybe they will be upgrading to motocross soon!

Using our favourite mode of transport to bring us more memories :

-Kang L Plate (2012)
-Xin Scoots (2012)
-Offroad at Coney Island (2015) and Seletar Airport (2016)
-OCBC Cycling (2016)

One of the best experiences are our airbase and Taiwan cycling.

-Paya lebar air base (2012,closing in 2030)
-Taichung (2017)

Follow our cycling adventures at blog Cycling or Instagram #skbCycles

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 🙂

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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