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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

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