Singapore Open Enduro (SOE) 2023 happened on 21 and 22 October 2023. It was a very successful event and set the bar high for future events and races to come. Stories about SOE would not be complete without the mention of its founder Wilson Low. This story is not about the actions of SOE, it is about the man behind the flattest enduro in the world. We didn’t realise that a flat enduro could be so tough to put together. Wilson Low shares his blood, sweat and tears of joy for his brainchild.
We have heard how hot the Philippines is when it comes to mountain biking (and the cycling sport as a whole). The Pinoy mountain bike community brought their own unique flavour and local culture to the sport, adding more colours to the Asian mountain biking scene. It is from amidst this fun-loving folks that we chanced upon young Sam Mariano who rides out from Roxas City. Lots of city slickers can claim they are into mountain biking and are totally into the sport. We’ll let Sam show us what it means to be “into a sport” – or at least … one way of being totally into the sport.
The Covid period changed the lifestyle of many people. There was a sudden surge of people calling themselves “cyclist”. A handful of them chose mountain biking. While Covid is not totally gone yet, things are gradually returning back to some semblance of pre-Covid days. Naturally, many “Covid Cyclists” went back to their old hobbies. Not all of them. Chong started his mountain biking life sometime during this period. He had since upgraded his mountain bike, got himself better equipped on his weekly endeavor at our local trails. This is how he got started.
The Harvest Moon traditionally represents a time to see hard work from the spring and summer months payoff in the fall. For Hammond, Louisiana native and X Games Gold Medalist Terry Adams it’s a time do what he loves, while surrounded by the visually stunning landscape of the Arkansas Ozarks as the first full moon of the season rises behind him.
Many BMX riders picked up the sport during their schooling years. We would have thought it would be relatively easy to contact Ash for a simple interview. Welcome to the new world! Student and BMX prodigy Ash spends his time on 3 things: School, family and the rest of his waking hours on nothing else but riding! An interview? Nah, he would rather be riding. It’s easier to film him doing his stuff at the park than get him to stay still long enough for 5 questions. We managed to pin him eventually. Here’s Ash!
What could be better than watching the world’s most epic freeride mountain bike event, Red Bull Rampage, live and in person? Perhaps watching it with two certified legends of the sport? Still not enough? How about an epic day’s riding with Danny MacAskill and Matt Jones? Maybe throw in some ATV jumping in the Utah desert and a helicopter ride over the Red Bull Rampage site to put the breathtaking location into perspective?
Alan Liang is no stranger to cyclists in Singapore. From his bike trials days to him helping us with our bikes’ mechanical needs to seeing him whizz pass us at the local mountain biking trails … and he is always ready to smile and chat. We catch up with him on this long overdue interview to find out what he has been busy with.