Sunday, November 8, 2015

Ride to MOA today, November 8 2015

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines
November 8, 2015

                                      Fixie group and cyclocross

Yesterday, in Teresa, while having snacks, Edgar 7 de los Reyes hinted that he will be going to MoA today to watch a race.  I  thought that would be a great idea.  Since we have been a lot in FB about the activities of other riders at MoA

And of I went to MoA this morning.  I started out at 7:00 am and was at MoA by 8:30  I biked to floodway, left turn to Rain Forest, left turn to C Raymundo, Bagong Ilog, C5, then right turn to Kalayaan go up to the flyover to Buendia,   straight straight through Buendia past Paseo de Roxas, Makati Av.  Ayala, Pasong Tamo, SLEX Taft, Roxas Blvd  WTTC and finally to MoA.

First stop was Jollibee where there were other cyclists. The Jollibee here seems to undertand their PTM here -  bikers and were courteous and solicitous to them. There were other feeding stations that seemed to cater to bikers  Here I phoned Edgar and found out he was at Roxas Blvd. near Rajah Solaiman where he bought some bike parts

I went to MoA, then back to the avenue leading to PICC.  There were hordes of policeman having dry run for the APEC.   to Phil Plaza, PICC, the Coconut Palace, MIFF, then started riding home by 10:00  Unfortunately, while negotiating the intersection at Makati Ave, I fell.  (was not able to uncleat in time when I lost balance)

                                     Bikers at Jollibee near WTTC

                  Enroute to Sofitel (formerly Phil Plaza) note the PNP contingent guarding the road

                                          PICC site of APEC

                                       Coconut Palace


                                           MIFF an Imelda Marcos legacy

                                         MTB  riders in front of coconut palace

                                          Is the water clean?

                                      Modern Manila skyline, like you are in a foreign land

                                        MICT modern port facilities

                                            Folks at the back of Balagtas hall

                                     Practice dragon boat race at the murky waters

                                 Dragon boat race practice just ended

                      Traffic because of disorderly rude drivers (and they drive private cars!)

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