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Monday, February 8, 2016

My bike (MTB) ride today February 8, 2016

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines
February 8, 2016

Happy Lunar New Year

Many biked today because it is a holiday. I rode on an MTB wearing my tsinelas (If there is tsinelas leadership by fmr Sec. Jessie Robredo, we too can have tsinelas bike ride as Pablo Zarate does)

I biked up to KM 55 and then turned back and went to Baras barrio roads one to Solem and other to Barangay Rizal which are uphill. Next time, I will try to find out if it connects to Marcos Highway.  More adventure forthcoming

On the way and going back I tried to pass attack roadies and MTB. I generally succeeded in passing the MTBs but not the roadies.  I can overtake them briefly as I did from Tayuman to Darangan but the tire friction and heavier bike got the better of me, and lost steam.

On the way back I rubber banded with a roadie from Morong up to Binangonan.  He was a little bit on the heavy side and could not sustain his pace going uphill at Callahan at LLDA.  He caught up with me but then I sprinted at the flats and uphill near Island Gas in Calumpang

Recyclists who rode to San Felipe Zambales now on the way home at Taysan Valenzuela City

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines
February 7, 2016

                                            Recyclist Jess Verchez and Master E

The Recyclists, 14 of them who rode to San Felipe with Jeff Arquiza, are now in Taysan, Valenzuela City (matarik ito)  They rode to San Felipe last Saturday, departing at 5 am.  The weather was bad at that time.  I was not able to join them because I had a team building and goal setting engagement in San Fabian Pangasinan at the same time (San Felipe, San Fabian jeje) and I saw how high the waves were and the weather was not so good.  So its good for them, because the heat would not be so much

I learned that merong nalaspag.    (fatigued nearly giving up) but eventually recovered.  The bad weather also did them in.  They were not able to buy good fish and stroll as we did before.

At Gapo

                                    Angel, Meong, Pres Luis, Nolite, Jess, Joel, Alan, Master E, Gerry

                                       Admiring the huge waves;  may bagyo ba?

                                     Master E, Pres Luis, Meong and others by the beach in San Felipe

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Recyclists bike ride today January 31, 2016

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines
January 31, 2016.

It is the last day of the month. On Saturday, February 6, 2016, there is a scheduled return to San Felipe, and I heard about 10 riders are joining.  I left at 7:00 to bike to Pililla, Pisong Kape or possibly to Bugarin.  I brought my SARS bike (with MTB gears).  On the way, a group of Taytay riders passed me by at Pag asa.  I tried to keep up with them  until Mambog where they dropped me.  From Pag asa to Mambog however, I realized that they are not that Class A riders.  Oca Chua, who won a criterium race in Technopark yesterday was with us.

Thereafter, I came across  MTB riders from Pantok in Cardona and they overtook me at Callahan.  I got in contact with them and passed them at the flats at the Morong Cardona boundary.    Somebody gave chase at Km 51 but he disappeared at Km 52 because of too much rapid pedaling..  Passed again several MTBs along the way until Pililla.  I towed somebody though until Halayhayin and cursed him for not doing his sharing of breaking air.  There I saw a growing crowd of bikers assembling for the try outs.

About 10 roadies passed me near P y and I tried ot give chase and I passed an oldie whom I learned was Mang Cenon (72 yo) who knows VM.

I ate my Lugaw at Pisong Kape and it took 30 minutes for it to arrive. The food server who got the money forgot about it, and when I followed it up, she had wrapped up in plastic for take home.

The Recyclists arrived soon after:   Master E, Edgar, Meong, Joel, Pres Luis, Papa Ric, Nolite, Alan and Erning Mariposa.  He had his youngest with him, riding an MTB.  They said Gerry and company rode to Cartimar in Pasay to buy parts

On the way going home, I was ahead until the uphill at Tanay Baras boundary.   We again regrouped at the Cardona Morong boundary eatery