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Monday, May 30, 2016

Our bike ride to Jalajala yesterday May 29, 2016

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines
May 30, 2016

Vhen Apran  and I rode together to Jalajala yesterday.  We got together in Morong Cardona boundary. He recognized me but I did not because he was wearing the new uniform.  We had breakfast at Simples Lugawan in Maybancal Morong.  There we saw the Recyclists:    Master, Meong, Jess, Pres. Luis, Gerry Etoy the BCC, and Taytay Cyclists.

After breakfast, we decided to bike to Pisong Kape in Pililla.   Just at the hill before Lagundi I shifted the MTB gear to 44 x 13 and overtook the peloton and never gave the lead until km 58 which was my target distance for the all out ride (doing 32 to 35)  Etoy and Pres Luis were on the lead and we did rubber band pacing in Tanay.

When we arrived in Pililla, I told Vhen we would go to Quisao so we did (that was Km 63)  I still went on until km 73 past the welcome arch to Jalajala.  We had buko (only P15) at Niyugan where we met former councilor Idol (a la Levy Celerio - he can play musical insturments at his mouth lips and nose.

I was pacing Vhen while trying hard gears   44 x 11 and 13.  I was trying what Iveler did on the race.  High gear, body close to the tube and rapid pedalling rate.  The method is hard on the thighs and back

Pit stop at pisong kape where we had drinks.  I had small gatorade and plenty of water.   We biked again and I still paced Vhen using hard gears.  I tried to climb Tanay hill with 44 x 17 and even standing to compensate for the high gear.  We stopped at Vista open air resto and garden for some drinks and Vhen for lugawa

Another stop at Cardona where we had water and biscuits  We were intervieweded by the store keeper on where we came from, why are you biking, the cost of the bike.

We arrived past 12.  It was hot and we had to make frequent stops

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Bike shops/store at Chino Roces

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines
May 29, 2016

After coming from Avida Towers Hernan and I dropped by two bike stores at La Fuerza compound along Chino Roces (Pasong Tamo).  The two stores there are Sabak featuring mostly high end bikes:  BMC and Corractec.  (they have MTBs and road bikes at P40,000 price points. There we met Alen, who said he finished fourth in last Sundays 35 and under race (where Iveler was the champ)   He said he lacked practice.   I dont know if he is a sales clerk (because he showed us the bikes) or a mechanic.

There are two other bike shops:  Giant, Life Cycle, and Bike town.  They are some 100 meters away from Edsa  If you do not like bikes at Cartimar or Quiapo, you can go to Pasong Tamo (Chino Roces

Botched group ride schedule to Tagaytay today

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines
May 29, 2016

The young riders who joined us in previous rides backed out today on our planned ride to Tagaytay.  One went on with a another event, the other one would attend to a bike acquisition project.

Well people are entitled to change their mind after they have made their commitment, or promise to join a ride.  Older and more mature riders are more disciplined and determined to go on with what they promised to do.

I should be more discerning when they request to join a ride. They may not mean this after all.