Wednesday, March 23, 2016

My bike ride yesterday with Vhen to Pililla

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines
March 23, 2016

I did not expect that I would be able to ride with Vhen.  He and Ed de los Reyes had  a date at 7:00 am yesterday at Maybancal and then ride to Antipolo manga to buy bike parts. So by chance I rode to Maybankal baka "masagbat."  (that is the name of the intersection).  None was there by 7:30 my time of arrival.  So I ate lugaw for breakfast.

As I was departing for Pisong Kape, Vhen arrived, still no Ed.  He too ate lugaw.  We decided to ride to Pililla together.  He had a road bike, I had an MTB, the white Mosso MTB with Xt groupset.  Naturally he would have a lighter and faster bike.  But I was ahead especially at the Baras Tanay uphill section.  Did 25 on flats and 42 kph downhill, about 14 kph going up.  We rode until km 58. When we rode back we had companions from Darangan Binangonan.  One had an expensive looking carbon frame MTB with XT groupset. They sprinted initially but were left behind.

Vhen was surprised that was the case.  Was it because of the bike, or was it because I was well practiced?

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