Tuesday, September 30, 2014

#C6road is in a very bad state - let us avoid it because it is unsafe; (paging #Sec Singson of #DPWH)

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Rizal Philippines  |   September 30, 2014

Repair C6 now from Doctrine Com

       Is this C6 or a farm road? But its a taxi over there

I requested that somebody drive me yesterday to an appointment in Makati City and he passed thru C6 via Taguig, Heritage Bayani Road and Buendia.

Lo and behold:  C6 was rutted and it was dusty.   The Taytay Portion which was rutted for only about a hundred meters must be a kilometer long now. And the entire C6 is rutted and bears similarity to a moonscape if not a 4x4 off road route.  I wonder if C6 is not a priority;  how about constant layering of well paved roads or reblocking of still usable roads?  Can they not accelerate the money for C6;  no wonder C5 is such a mess;  C6 could have lessened the volume at C5 but it could not. Motorists are avoiding C6.

       The rutted road is slowing the traffic and causing a huge jam.

                      Another car bites the dust at C6

So fellow kapadyak, iwasan muna natin ang C6;  you could get clogged nose and lungs from too much dust, or worse, scratches from a bad fall

               Deep potholes near the Arrienda market

                Narrow and rutted roads at C6

           Protusion from this house at C6 has injured many vehicles. Removal is in order because it poses danger to riders and vehicles alike.... Paging DPWH building officials!

                      Where is the c6 we biked 6 mos ago?


                       C6 is now all gravel and dirt;

                      Are the trucks helping solve the rutting?

                        This narrow portion is now all rutted!

               Arrienda portion as seen  coming from Napindan Channel side

               This should be badder when it rains!!

                      DPWH trucks doing some band aid job at C6

From Google images:

This pic at Google images shows the road to be much much better;  pics above shows C6 now to be very bad

Monday, September 29, 2014

New ramp going up to the Antipolo Church

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Rizal Philippines  | September 29 2014

In case you have not been to Antipolo City Church (Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Patron Saint)lately,  you will find out that the entrance to vehicle of the church has been widened and the steel gates removed.  It is thus easier for motorists and bikers to enter the church yard.

The paving is made of corrugated tiles.   Enjoy.

Pictures of other bikers riding up to Antipolo

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Rizal Philippines   |September 29, 2014

                           MTBikers riding up Beverly Hills

There were so many bikers at Antipolo City yesterday.  I would like to say it was a bikers day.  Mabuhay.  I hope we had a great day for a ride yesterday.

                    More MTB riders up Beverly Hills

                          Roadie going up Alta Vista

#Bike Race at #Rosario Pasig City September 28, 2014

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Rizal Philippines   September 30, 2014

                    The start and finish life of the criterium

I rode to Antipolo City yesterday.  However at 8:00 o clock, I decided to ride to Pasig City to investigate and take pictures of the probable cause of the last flood in Pasig Ortigas and Cainta.  However past Valley Golf (Gold) I saw Val beside me.  And he said he was riding to Rosario because there was a race.

And Choco choco was joining the race.   He said the group will probably ride to Rosario too. He patiently waited for me to take pictures of the narrow and obstructed creeks at Cainta and near Riverside.  We parted  ways at LIfe Homes. and took pictures of the Manggahan floodway and Pasig River.

                      Val going ahead

And then I rode to Rosario.  I could not find him though.

I just watched the All Pasig MTB race which consisted of 5 laps.  The bike race was prep for the barangay fiesta on October 5 and was sponsored by Councilor Ricky Eusebio.

                      Close up of the finish line tarp

                     So many bikers from all places came

                      Happy Fiesta says the councilor

                       The registration booth for participants

                       Trophies and medals as prizes

                          A late registrant

               A fiesta atmosphere in the midst of poverty

                            The leader of the peloton at 2nd lap

                      The tail ender.

                       Uzis and cheerers

                        2nd lap leader

                              The midpack

                     Another interested viewer, a roadie

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Overtaking when Riding in Tandem could be dangerous

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Rizal  Philippines   | September 23, 2014

I have heard two accidents with riding in tandem coupes which resulted in the deaths of riders:   one in Muzon last week.  The riders overtook a truck and were surprised by incoming vehicle and were dragged several meters by the vehicle that struck them;  then other was in Lipa City yesterday.  The couple, about to be married overtook a vehicle, lost control, and struck a post.  The lady companion died on the spot, while the driver died in the hospital.

Overtaking RIT could be dangerous:

1.  The power to weight ratio has changed and the MC could not do the overtaking safely (unless you have a 400 cc big bike)

2.  The balance of the bike is altered and thus it is easy to lose control.

So Mayor Ben Abalos was right in banning RIT in Mandaluyong.  It is for safety purposes.  (Some are complaining that it is a violation of constitutional rights. - Do you wish you were alive with out your constitutional rights

Monday, September 22, 2014

We need more safe riding habits from motorbikers

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Angono, Rizal Philippines  |  September 22, 2014

We nearly met some serious accident yesterday at Paete on the way back from Caliraya.   A tricycle darted from the side street. Val and I were on full speed probably doing 30.  That action made us do some evasive action;  however, two single at full speed also did a counterflow.  So after the evasive maneuver, we had to swerve back to the innermost part of the lane to avoid a collision.

The lack of safety mindset among motorbikers represent a challenge to road bikers.  A number have died from head on collision with motorbikes who occupied the opposite lane in a zigzag or ordinary road.   Heard:   in Muzon last week two RIT motorbikers died after a head on collision dragged and killed them.

Last Wednesday, a motorbiker, with his wife cut me in San Juan Binangonan Rizal, Then overtook the jeep, then cut the jeepney to turn right to San Juan.  It looked very annoying if not stupid maneuver to me.

Some views along the road at Caliraya ride yesterday, September 21, 2014

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These were some of the interesting views we had at ride to Caliraya:

                           View of Laguna lake from Caliraya

              Paved road and nice scenery goats over there.

Some incidents yesterday at the ride yesterday to #Caliraya

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Angono Rizal  Philippines   | September 22, 2014

                    Gerry's flat at Caliraya

                      Choco watches his Tito fix his 2nd flat

Rides would not be complete without spice of incidents/situations.  Situations are spice of rides.

Some of the incidents:

1.  Gerry had two flats.   He replaced his flat tube with one that had 55 mm valve.   I said Gerry's valve (tt) is long.  He had one in Caliraya.  The other one was in Pangil just before FAmy.  When he had the right valve, no more flats took place