Thanks to the planning efforts of T.S. Chua we navigated 100km of Singapore's Park Connector Network and a few connecting roads. Including getting from and too the meeting point that was 120km for me, the longest bike ride I ever done in a single day (so much for can't teach an old dog a new trick).
I found the company a rather pleasant and cheerful lot and I'm looking forward to the big round.
P.S.: I didn't get the Montague X70, but the Paratrooper pro from the friendly folks (all bikers themselves) at Mighty Velo. Next stop: Ride home from the office.