Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Long ride to San Felipe Zambales on October 30 to Nov 1, 2015

Wheels of Happiness

Angono, Rizal Philippines
October 27 2015

Gerry and Jeff invited me to join the long ride during the Undas week end -  long ride to San Felipe Zambales from here. From the Google maps, I estimate this to be 208 km.  100 km  up to San Fernando Pampanga, and 103 to San Felipe.  It is  a town past Subic:   San Narciso

Those who will join are:

and JB.

Any more joining?

I did two 100 km training rides:   last Saturday (to Jalajala) and yesterday. to Famy.  I hope they are long enough.  I was able to bike at noon time on both occasion because as we climb to Olongapo, that will be noon time.  And that promise to be a challenge.

San Felipe Zambales

Advantage of the the Shimano SPD 5800 105 pedal

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines
October 27, 2015

Hi welcome to Jorgeusbiker blog. I have not been posting here very often. I post the short notes at FB Jorgeusbiker Pages.

I will write about the SPD 5800 105 pedal I bought from Sean Sisik.  Aside from being light, the advantage that I saw are:

1.  It is wide and therefore less taxing for the shoes and legs when pedalling,

2.  There is much wider clearance between the pedal and the crank, hence there is no rubbing between the shoes and the crank.  The rubbing results in:   ugly shades of crank paint on the shoes and vice versa.  I think I had a good buy although I dud not bargain hard enough with Sean kasi student.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Bike Ride Yesterday, October 22, 2015

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines, October 23, 2015

I had not biked well for the last 3 weeks because of:  typhoon Lando, and my teaching assignment which required me to stay in Makati.

Yesterday, I biked to recover.  I started slowly using 32 front chain ring.   using 13 and 15 cogs.  However, somebody caught up with me at Cardona -  Tito.  He was saying he too had:   difficulty in doing his rides (he recovered from an illness) and he gives up when the group keeps its pace strong.  I was ahead of him from Cardona, to Morong and until Baras Morong boundary.  At Tanay, I heard Smith was with us.  I kept pedalling, fast pedal rate until Pililla municipal hall. About 200 meters from the Biak na Bato he and Smith overtook me and maybe they were riding over 25, and me at 20 kph and I was left by some 20 meters.  Well however, we still saw each other at Halayhayin.  I had Lugaw at Pisong Kape, they at Carmens resto.  It was about 8:10

Then Recyclist Edgar arrived from Bugarin. He remarked that I have not been making post here at this blog.  I made the last post and he remembered last October 3.  He was right. He too ate at Pisong Kape, then we joined Smith and Tito at Carmens.   There I met Pandoy an MTB, only 20 yo but a podium finisher.  He used to be a Mega rider (those weighing 240 lbs and above)  He now weighs at 160, the son of the owner of the motorcycle shop near AES.

At 9 am we left;  Edgar and Smith went back at Bugarin, me and Tito rode back to Morong.  He would go back to his shop because many things are to be done.  We conversed as we rode and he again continued his apprehension on his ride that were being more challenging - sign of old age, of sickness or what.  Well I said we accept the fact of aging.  How am I dong? He said he admired my passion and dedication to ride.

We parted ways at Sagbat.  I dropped by to talk to the staff of Holy Angels. I stayed there for 30 minutes and then rode home via Teresa.  Riding Teresa is not so hard anymore because of the low gears of my "cyclocross" bike.  I rode at 32 x 21 and 23 and even at 26 if needed.

I was at home by 11:00

Saturday, October 3, 2015

My bike ride today, October 3, 2015

Wheels of Happiness

Angono, Rizal Philippines
October 3, 2015

Its the birthday of my late mother today.  Happy Birthday Inang.

I rode to Antipolo, heard mass at the church and then rode to Teresa.  On the way I practiced two sprints going up to Robinson land and one before descending to Teresa.  Then another sprint at Hill right after San Guillermo.

I had my lugaw at the lugawan at the kanto to the left before descending to town proper.

Let me tell you stories about some of my chases/race with some bikers:

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Bike ride today, October 1, 2015

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines October 1, 2015

I have been out on a provincial trip, thus no bike ride Monday and Tuesday, and yesterday, because I was tired and poofed out.

So today I rode despite signs that the weather disturbance is here (expect bad weather today till Friday)  It started to have shower in Binangonan and became a drizzle near Mambog.  I stopped at a waiting shed, where I was later joined by Peter of BCC, and another companion whose name I did not get.  They had MTB and remarked that I too had MTB gears. When the rain stopped, they rode off and was behind by some 15 seconds and disappeared downhill