NTU Bike Rally 2009: 160km in a sizzle or a pour?

Time to revisit my recipe for a long ride. I have the NTU Bike Rally 2009 this Sunday – 128km and we haven’t been cycling enough so will definitely suffer. With the ride to and from the start point, I’ll end up clocking 160km. The critical thing is – will it sizzle or pour? Heat will amplify a ride’s distance while I do well in the rain. It’s a March instead of a June ride this year so less sizzle, I guess.

We have to be at East Coast Park at 0530 so I’ll leave home at about 0445. Response was good this year so one of our friends found out places were full up. Another had his bike stolen while shifting house and so that leaves this handful of kakis whom I think are riding:

ECP 128km start point:

  • Lekowala
  • Ladybug
  • Kian Wee
  • Aaron
  • TKX
  • Kok Fah (the singlet sunburned man)
  • Otterman

NTU 80km start point:

  • Cat
  • KMY
  • Jaswant

Wonder whether I’ll meet riders from previous years like Patience, Patrick, The Big Z and Audrey.

Probable route (this is the 2008 route plotted by leews on bikely)

Rest points


6 thoughts on “NTU Bike Rally 2009: 160km in a sizzle or a pour?

  1. List of participants provided on event web-site “Home” page…
    er… your probable route missed out NTU and the hilly Mandai road leh…

  2. The organiser appears to favour the promoting the shorter 85 km route, than the 128 km route

    Those who completed the 85 km route are allowed a Tee-shirt, but not for those who did not complete the 128 km route (even if they cycled longer than 85 km but short of the 128 km)

    The isotonic drink could be made available at more than one drink station

  3. Hi Siva,

    Hows your ride?been fast since last year we’d met at SerSecSch(6th check pt). This year with wife tagged along unfortunate was stopped at Serangoon stadium due to heavy rain then skip to changi for the last leg. Hope u got a good ride,perhaps let me *know if planning any rides.


  4. Hey Patrick, I was stuck at Serangoon Stadium too! I’ll blog about the ride later, have an unfinished post that I shelved somewhere. Better go find it!

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