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.

ocbc-cycle-family-fun

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.

*More New Zealand Photos on our Fanpage album (link)

ps..
-do visit our Tongariro Alpine Crossing blog post too (my best hike in NZ!) -Our NZ road trip itinerary
-Hike Pinnacles Hut  (Coromandel) for the best Sunset and Sunrise on the last day. Read Pinnacles blog

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