Monday, August 29, 2016


Five of us went on a cycling in South Korea. Our tour took us through the scenic cycling trails of the Namhangang River, and also the trails of the Nakdong River; through the bustling cities of Seoul, Daegu and Busan; it took us by rustic towns and villages, and also a few Unesco Heritage Sites. Most of the routes were relatively flat but there was some pushing too as some sections were across steep hills. We got to enjoy the good Korean food, met some interesting people and some quirky personalities too.

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Sunday, August 28, 2016




Malaysia based blogger Jotaro has a good selection of articles on bike touring with a Brompton as well as experience in cycling tours with other folding and regular bikes.

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Travelling with the Brompton to far away places by air is convenient. But you have to be careful on how to pack it and protect the more sensitive or protruding ends. Many use hard cases or semi-hard cases; but if you are ending your cycling tour at a point other than your start point, these hard cases are going to be a problem carrying around on the bike.
I frequently travel with a Brompton that is packed into an IKEA Dimpa Bag. It's a soft bag so some additional protection has to be done. This bag folds into a small, convenient piece, making it easy to carry around. Now the things is to ensure that the protection boards and pieces used are also foldable and easily carried on the bike.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016


A little over a month ago, I introduced My New Set of Wheels - my folding Brompton bike. Many of you asked how I liked my new bicycle, which I affectionately named "Bromleigh." At the time, I hadn't put enough miles on Bromleigh to form an opinion. But now, with more than 800 miles on my new rig, I'm ready to share my thoughts.

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