Since almost the entire gang were either busy or not in the country, Sarah and I decided to go for a cycling session at Pasir Ris last Saturday. Just before I jump into the session we had, here’s the conversation that happened just before we got our bikes.
SARAH: Omgosh you came all the way out here so early! (Pasir Ris is not that far from Serangoon, actually)
ME: It’s better than moping at home.
SARAH: (drags her face) Because OMGOSH “THE TIGER” IS NOT HEREEEE!!!
ME: (-.-) No.
SARAH: I know. I just wanted to say it. It’s like saying, “Alpaca girlfriend”.
Yes, these are our conversations. Also, it shows one thing – Sarah does my moping for me (She did say his name, I just put “Tiger” because I wanted to. HAHA). At first. AHAHAHA!
P/S – All the pictures here are courtesy of Sarah Coldheart.
We started slightly off Downtown East before going onto the bicycle trails in Pasir Ris Park. The park generally had three main areas – near Aloha Loyang/ Downtown East, the Botanical/ Mangrove area, and the play area.
Apart from the Spider Web (this huge rope play area which kind of defined the awesomeness of the Pasir Ris Park play area when we were kids), us scrambling to look for this phantom Maze (it was on the directional signs but we couldn’t find it) in the Botanical area, what was incredibly intriguing was how the trail running through the three main areas seemed relatively shorter from what I remembered from my secondary school days (which are, on hindsight, not very… never mind).
I wouldn’t be surprised if the trail was shortened, or rerouted, or something along those lines. We did spot some redevelopment happening around the play area.
Nonetheless, it was a fun ride. With two hours worth and us going back and forth the entire trail, it was good that we managed to hydrate halfway and all that. However, as Sarah said in her blog post of this same adventure, I think the greatest part of all this outdoor activity – is the chilling after that.
I’ll see you all next post!