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Monday, October 20, 2014

I want to be a better rider despite my advancing age; did I yesterday?

Wheels of Happiness

Angono, Rizal  Philippines   |  October 20, 2014

I think and I hope I am right that yesterday was one of my best bike ride ever, considering that I was tired from my commute ride visit to San Fernando La Union before, and ride home today from San Fernando, to Dagupan via San Carlos City. I had complete night rest, had plenty of water and right mindset.

From Angono to Morong

We spun from Angono to Morong.  I rode up to the head of the peloton, and when the group of Argonauts overtook us I gave a chase which I was able to do up to convention center.  The peloton took the cue and they took over the chase chore.  I was able to catch up with VM, Luis and Gerry at Morong (Namay)

Our schedule yesterday was to ride to Victoria and then downgraded to Jalajala cemetery

Wheels of Happiness

Angono,  Rizal Philippines   |  October 20, 2014

               Alan, Armin and Pres Luis

We read an FB post that we would ride to Victoria yesterday.  As we waited long for other riders, Armin and Luis watered down the ride to Jalajala cemetery.  There was also this Donaire fight.

We assembled at about 6 am... And left some 15 minutes later

                       Armin, Alan and Val

Thus we left late and we rode to Morong. and had our lugaw fare at Simples Lugawan.  There was just  one food server and it took us long to have our fare.

 VM Val, Gerry K, Jess at the left,   Armin and Alan at the right
                          Engr June presiding

These argonauts pushed us to ourlimits

Wheels of Happiness

Angono, Rizal Philippines   |  October 20, 2014

        They say that after I took their picture, they are marked men.  Hahaha.  That is a sign of admiration sirs....

These very young riders caught up with us in Darangan Binangonan Rizal while we were spinning towards Morong.  I tried to give a chase, which was a mistake.  The swarm, the peloton caught up with me at Convention Center and I was left behind.  

They say they are from Taytay, they are their 20s (1/3 my age) and their bikes are all Argon. (Hence the title of this post is Argonauts.)

However I caught up with VM, Luis and Val at Morong Rizal... Trying to catch up with strong riders raises our lactate levels, limits of our speed and endurance.

                   Ang kabataan ang pag asa ng bayan"

         According to them their Argon bikes are cheap