a) Yamaha Tricity
Yes... I put aside my ego and got myself a three wheeler... after the accident, my Honda CBR150R didn't feel quite the same especially with the quality of ride. The suspension was really soft and felt squishy/bumpy/uncomfortable at higher speeds. My turning/cornering on the bike also felt sluggish but that was more due to my noob handling of a race bike.
So sometime in mid-June, I traded in the CBR and got a new Yamaha Tricity. The bike is exceptionally easy to ride in wet conditions. It's fast enough to get off the traffic lights but can only managed a max 100km/hr. In Singapore, I can keep up with traffic 99% of the time as long as I avoid Lane 1 on the expressways.
I do have some videos but will have to find time to upload later. PS: I do miss the CBR :(
b) Road Cycling
I usually turn to cycling on my road bike as a form of exercise during the Tour de France season but much so this year after getting access to the live TV coverage on BBC and ITV via StrongVPN. After Tour favourite Chris Froome won for the 3rd time, I somehow got hooked (partly also because I'm trying to lose weight). I hate running these days so cycling is a great low-impact option. My 2011 Trek 2.1 has been gathering dust since moving to Sengkang due to lack of interest. Nowadays, there are loads of tech to help the modern rider sustain their interest longer. Instead of getting another bicycle (very very tempted to get the sexy matt black Trek Emonda (Ultegra groupset) for $2600, I plowed my money on the Garmin Edge 520 (with HRM, Cadence and Speed sensors). I also upgraded my tires to the Continental GP4000s II and the Stages Power Meter. Total spent? About $1500!
I also have a Lemond Revolution trainer, which I bought last year - thinking that I could ride indoors, which I found very boring so the trainer was hardly used... until now... I had recently subscribed to the online Zwift (and Strava), an online virtual riding software (aka game). Riding an hour on a trainer with something to look at is an amazing experience! If my interest in cycling goes beyond the OCBC Cycle in October, I may upgrade to a smart trainer which provides the ride with a more realistic indoor riding experience. Ahh... if only we live in a country with rolling hills and mountain...
c) Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS
What happened to my Bajaj? Well, a little underused. As a result, I couldn't start the bike because of low battery charge. I bought the Oxford Oximiser 900 to charge the battery back to full and managed to start the bike again. I must say the charger is really good! The only problem now is that my IU Unit has got no power so can't go through ERP gantries... will have to send it for servicing next week.