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Saturday, 20 December 2014

LIVE well. LAUGH often. LOVE much.

This post is dedicated to all the friends I have known since i started wheeling.

I am fortunate enough to be able to take a short hiatus from work and go on a trip to the land of the rising sun.  Of the places i went to so far, one of the more memorable ones is where i spent almost 3 weeks cycling around the smallest of the four main islands of Japan, Shikoku.  This is also known as the Shikoku Pilgrimage

I am still bumming around in Japan, so The Wheelies is “one man down”.  Nonetheless, my three other partners-in-crime are very much committed to what The Wheelies stand for: organise weekly group wheeling events so that “you'll never wheel alone” and most important is to have fun!  

What did I do? Well, for the most part, my routine for that three weeks is to wake up early, plan the route for the day, pedal very hard for the next 8-10 hours and pray that the bicycle does not break down.  Along the way, I am always rewarded with breathtaking scenery, amazing food and most of all the local people's generous hospitality.  Just like the weekly wheelie event, I met so many kind and generous people while cycling around Shikoku that I will never forget them.  The help and kindness i received from those people is not what they expect to be repaid.  Instead, rendering help to strangers seems to be the norm in that part of the country.  Heck, i would say in the ENTIRE country.  I had since learnt to pay it forward, no matter how small or insignificant the action is.

So why did i decide to go on this cycling trip?  Honestly I am not really sure myself.  Most people I spoke to thinks that i am crazy and to a certain extent I kind of agree.  After all, who in the right mind will spend money to fly to another country just to cycle for 8-10 hours a day, for 3 weeks?  Some say the Shikoku Pilgrimage is a challenge and a journey of self-discovery.  Maybe that’s exactly what I need right now and that’s why I’m going.  Besides, I love to travel and Japan has always been the country that I want to visit.  It could also be the challenge and the commitment that made me want to try this.  Regardless, I am glad that i did it.

Did I come out of this a stronger person?  I am not sure.  Did i enjoy the trip?  Hell yes!  And if you have read this far, then you probably belonged to the group of people this post is dedicated to.  Have fun no matter where you are because Life is too short – LIVE well. LAUGH often. LOVE much.

In case you are inspired and want to go on the pilgrimage, have a look at the short video clip I compiled.

Monday, 1 December 2014

What does The Wheelies mean to you?

The Wheelies pride ourselves as the specialists in e-unicycle and not not just another seller in the market that hits the market with ridiculously low prices just to make some quick bucks and exit. So what does a brand like The Wheelies actually means?

- Largest e-unicycle community in Singapore

- Weekly group events so that "You'll never wheel alone"

- Our motivation is to grow the passion as a group. You are welcome to join our activities regardless if you buy from us or not

- The Wheels we sell have been thoroughly tested and certified safe to use (we have injures to prove)

- Most of the cheaper makes out there have issues such as unstable gyro and battery catching fire. We would think your safety would be worth more than the money you saving from online discount sites

- Specifications of the product has been taken to the test to prevent inflated manufacturer claims and under delivering on promises

- Able to wheel and able to wheel safely are two different things. We have experience wheelers to guide you with techniques on how to safely use your wheels without causing harm to yourself and others

- Unlike many online sites where you don't get to see the sellers, The Wheelies give you a peace of mind by providing personalize service from delivery, training and after sales support
- We honor our warranty. People have come to us for help on their wheels and we have never refuse any valid warranty claims
- We try our best to review all of the products (including products we don't carry) out there so you have enough information to make an educated buy
- Most of our products are competitively price to ensure value for money to you

Saturday, 15 November 2014


This was "The Wheelies" first Halloween session together. Every Wheelians who participated in the Hallowheelie-ing nite had great fun! Here are photos taken during the night. Thanks all for the memorable night!

The evil twins? 
 Stop fighting...she's mine!
 At your service, little princess!
 He's mine!
 One for the album!
 Guy Fawkes...please call the police!
 Ghost rider still looking for another victim!
 Here's one for the album
 Revolutionaries? Just a loving father and his son!
 Taking a break after numerous photo request
 This young one sure pick up some skills from his dad
 Have anybody seen batman?
 Yup.. found him!
 GOTCHA! This will be your last photo
 The golden couple!
 Is Pumpkin man going to save us??
 The ghouls are getting edgy!
 Time to go Beijing 101 bro!
 Another group photo!
 Selfie time!
 Mayfair witch? Nope, just our beautiful SY
 Die Guy Fawkes!
 Our fans!
 More fans!
 I rest my case!
 She don't look scary at all :P
 Ladies, you came to the wrong party!
 The cool gang!
 Check out my new gfs!
And finally, our beautiful wheelies!

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Wheelies R8 Road test & review Part II

This is a further update of R8 that we had reviewed recently.

- Equipped with a 264 wh Sony battery, it churns out up to 36km in terms of milelage for a 75kg-er in about slightly more than 3 hours

- R8 speed alert system, will beep at 15km/h, pushes you back on 17km/h and max speed is approximately 20km/h

- Unlike most of the brands out there which cuts your battery when its at 10% and below, R8 just forces you to slow down to a complete stop and prevent any possible injury from the abrupt stop

- It packs lots of torque at 600w, allowing you to ascend slopes and gradient with ease

- A classy gyroscope system which reacts according to how you ride without knee jerk reactions or stoppages that puts you off balance

Do contact us at thewheeliesasia@gmail.com or +65 96257729 to find out more.

Wheelies - Wheel with care and responsibly

Thank you for your participation and contribution of ideas in this morning "Wheelies - Wheel with care and responsibly". The Wheelies committee was also officially formed as part of the ongoing efforts to engage the authorities and ensure our voices are heard, . Here are our members

1. Alvin Chan
2. Thomas Lai
3. Daiyan Zheng
4. Dylan Cheong
5. Dennis Lam
6. Edmund Lim
7. Thomas Hoon

The notion agreed during the meeting as follows.
i. Education is the key to address the fear and concern for Wheelie-ing and the false perception of its danger. Each of us have a role to play in making this happen

ii. No riding on roads at all times as we are breaking traffic laws each time we do it. Not only we put our own safety at risk, but also others too.
iii. As most pavements are own by town councils, do practice courtesy "AT ALL TIMES" as we are sharing pavements with pedestrians. In the event in which your path is block by pedestrians, never should you weave through pedestrians without notifying them as they might be startled if somebody is to zoom pass them suddenly. A simple "excuse me" and "thank you" should solve the problem here.
Iv. PCNs is out of bounds as we have been notified that Nparks does not support green transport like ours.
v. Always keep left and a single file when wheelie-ing in a group
vi. Wheelies will organize a road safety park family event in December to educate the public and create awareness about wheelie-ing
vii. Wheelies will release a set of wheelie-ing etiquette in a FB post later

viii. The Wheelies committee will engage the relevant authorities with regards to the continual usage of the Wheelies in Singapore.

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