Friday, February 26, 2016

Practice ride (uphill at) Botong Francisco (Monark Hills) for Baguio ride

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines
February 26, 2016

I had a practice ride at Botong Francisco Highway (going up Medalva and formerly Monark). yesterday, February 25, 2016  That is where Heraldville is located.  It is about 9 hill climbs in all:   3  x 2 on the Botong Francisco, 4 inside Monark, and 2 at Twin Hills.  The Botong Francisco uphill are long and steep (about 15%). Those inside Monark could be about 20% and also long. You have to be patient pedalling.

It was lung and thigh strengthening going up Kennon road especially the Lions Head

I had to walk up a short portion of the Botong Francisco when the chain derailed.   As you can see, it is difficult to restart the bike when you are going up. You have to find a spot where you can bike sideways and then ride up again.  It has to be near Medalva all ready.

The SAVA mtb which I brought is efficient and trustworthy.  The chain jumped because I turned the cable for the RD too tight.  Once I loosened it a bit....

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