TEH HALIA IS GOOD FOR YOU
stumbled across Team Absolut on the Internet before he ever set foot in
Singapore, while living in the faraway land of California. Sting showed
him how to get to the start point of the Thursday night rides, and he
keeps showing up to them now. He
is surprised the team hasn't taken down the website to make sure that this
kind of thing can't happen again.
along the way he was told that drinking hot teh halia (ginger tea) was the
perfect thing to do after a ride in the hot and humid concrete jungle. He is not sure if he was supposed to believe it.
By now, it's not just a nickname--it's an addiction.
And it sounds better than Bananaprataman. In any case, it's a good excuse to hang out on a Thursday
started racing in 2001 because he thought it might be a good idea to learn
how to corner on his road bike, a smoke Trek 5200.
Before that, his only adult bike was his '93 Trek 830, a mountain
bike that thinks it's a road bike. It's even been ridden in a century ride. Since
the road bike showed up, the 830 wonders why it's always raining outside.
is looking forward to a new Bianchi track bike to race at the Hellyer Park
Velodrome back in California when his assignment in Singapore is over. Even though the racing there finishes earlier than the TTT
rides, everybody just goes home afterward and there are no teh.
best bike-related purchase was the blinky little Planet Bike light on his
handlebars which lets him ride at night.
He has a grudge against Ritchey tires for flatting in his
second-ever road race.
Postscript : Gingerman has returned to San Francisco by way of Wisconsin to spread the influence of T@ and our quest for World Domination™. So you're riding on the road, track or trail don't be surprised if you see him on the wayside fixing his bike!