Monday, March 18, 2013

Richard told me about Recyclists Ride yesterday with Department of Tourism

Real Cyclists

Wawa, Angono, Rizal   PHL  |  March 18, 2012

I biked to Wawa Lakeside Park tonight  and somebody called out my name in the dark - and it was Richard who too were relaxing at Wawa.  There was a pleasant breeze blowing westward (clearing the pollution) and there were no mosquitoes.

He told me about the ride yesterday which I missed.  Had I known the route (I would have caught up with them)

They left at 5:30 and went to MEG (the Taytay Municipal Hall) to meet Joel.  From there they went to Manggahan church, then to Eastwood/Honda, C6 to UP and where they waited for the DOT Director.  They left at 8:00 am (I would have caught up with them from the Antipolo Church).  Then they turned left to IPI, Dr. Sixto Antonio Ave, to Rizal High School,  then Pateros, Taguig, and then to Bilibid prison in Muntinlupa City. They covered the 67 km in 2 hours;  despite the traffic.  They had lunch in Muntinlupa carinderia and then proceeded to Fort Bonifacio.  There they had difficulty in going inside for lack of proper direction and clearance.  They were home by 2:30.

There were 15 riders in all and included Pangskie Gil (who did his first century in km), Ado Gonzaga and Secx.  Secx was up to Eastwood only and went home due to stomach disorder.  The total distance covered was 120 km.  Richard observed that it was the trail blazing run because some of the turns were not sure and proper coordination was not made.  The support vehicle was sent home and then there were problems about hydratiion and water.

DOT shouldered the lunch and promised to provide uniforms on April 9.  According to Richard, there will be meetings to iron out kinks and clarify details.

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