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Monday, March 23, 2015

Is my ride improving?

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines  | March 23, 2015

I am surprised at the relative ease of my bike ride to Tagaytay yesterday.   I biked in a relaxed manner (since I was not with the halimaws)  I just spun at  39 x 15 and 17 and covered until Bicutan l hour,  Bicutan to Alabang in 30 minutes,   Daang Hari in little under 30 minutes,  Paliparan in over thirty minutes.   Going up to Tagaytay was easy to at 39 x 19 and 21.  

The return trip ride at Daang Hari was easy to. It did not look formidable as before.

The rain had double edged effect.  It made the ride less tiring.  But it slowed me too because I had to ride slower and safer (it is slippery and you could not stop in time.)

Cleaning the bike after riding through rains and the flood

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines | March 23, 2015

I spent much of the afternoon cleaning and  greasing the bike I used (a SARS frame with Ultegra groupset and FSA crank) It  had grime all over, the front derailleur wont work again because of the sand clogging the moving parts, there was sloshing of water inside the BB, and the grime on the cogs, on the front chain ring, and the pulley was too much.

Solo bike ride to Tagaytay yesterday March 22, 2015

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines  | March 23, 2015

              The rain just stopped when I was in Daang Hari

Idol Ed Valdez informed me that he did a solo ride to Kaybiang  in Cavite rode out to Matabungkay and rode the very stiff hills.

Why dont I try a solo ride to Tagaytay City?

So I left at 6:00 am after paying a visit to St. Clement Parish. I was in C6 by 7:00 am and in Bicutan by 7:30, 7:45 in Sucat and 8:00 in  Alabang, 8:30 at Daang Hari and 9:00 at GMA corner Paliparan.  At Paliparan, I chanced upon, (overtook a young rider) I was spinning and he did not keep up.  I was in Silang town proper by  9:30 and was in Iglesia by 1030.

It was a day for adiks because it started to rain in Bicutan, and stopped or a while in Daang Hari.  At Aguinaldo highway in Silang, it started to rain again.