Sunday, December 10, 2017

Hardcore addict to the bone riders

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Rizal Philippines
December 10, 2017

This morning it was cloudy and there was light misty shower when I took off.  However, past Binangonan and in Cardona, up to Morong, the mist turned into shower and then rain. I passed Gerry at Callahan and we were together again in Morong.  He said what are we as riders:   rain or shine.  It is riding whether rain or shine.

Jeff went ahead of me at Island Gas.

On the  way back:  I met: Nolite, Gerry, Sec Noe, and Alan.

Great riders.  Addict these guys.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

The super Six today did a reverse Laguna loop in Record Time

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Rizal Philippines
December 3, 2017

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                                               Pictures from Facebook post of Pres. Luis

The Super Six Recyclists who include Allan, Jeff, Weng and Angel Balubar, Luis and Gerry did a reverse Laguna  loop today. They started from C6 down to Muntinglupa, San Pedro, Binan, Sta Rosa, Cabuyao, Calamba, Los Banos Bay  Calauan Victoria, Pakil,  Sta Cruz Pagsanjan.

By 10:30 they were in Pagsanjan and at 12, were in Mabitac Their ETA was 3 pm.  Wow.  They did a fast clip for their flat ride!

There are two dissenting opinion on the regular route:    Mausok matrapik pag dating ng San Pedro Muntinglupa.  But it is mausok and matrapik in the  morning.

If you do the reverse loop, you are tired when you scale up Kalayaan and Bugarin. Which do you  think is the right route for you.?   The Binan folks I met last week did it our way, hurdling the climbs early on thus from Binan to C6 Taytay, Binangonan, Cardona, Morong Tanay Pililla, Mabitac, Famy, Pangil, Paete, Lumban, Pagsanjan.

I could have joined as the 7th rider, but I got an invitation for 49th home coming of our High School class.  I got as far as Highway 2000 to see the Super Six off

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                                                  At Manangs in Bugarin

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

My ride today on Sava Ti MTB to Medalva Hills

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines
December 2, 2017

The PE of our office mates took us to Medalva Hills at Botong Francisco Highway.   It is a challenging uphill climb.  However I had my SAVA Ti bike 3 x 10  XT group set.   There were 3 sections of climb:   one after highway, next is the 500 meter long climb to the crest, and another two steep climb at the subdivision

I had to use 32 x 36 gears to make it easy on myself...

I have my usual 3x ride for the week:   one on November 30, one yesterday and one today.   Ti to Morong on November 30 Sava carbon yesterday to Mahabang Parang, and today's ride.

                  Loyola Retreat House at the background

                    My office mates playing badminton

                                  My Ti Bike and sunrise

Friday, December 1, 2017

My bike ride yesterday November 30 2017 on a Sava Ti MTB

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines
December 1, 2017

                               My Ti bike atop a mountain

Only 24 days before Christmas.   We hope many got their 13th  month (bonus) all ready.

Belated Andy Bonifacio day. It is too sad, another Andy (the former Comelec boss) did not see Christmas while in office.

Yesterday, I rode to Morong on a Sava Ti.MTB This post has not used this for a while.  In Darangan, a roadie overtook me, and I gave chase and was with him side by side until Morong. The rider in a Dogma P look alike was alone and is from Taguig. He said it was his first time to ride again in so many days. He overtook me downhill at LLDA because he overtook a jeep, I did not.   I caught up with him before turning right to Cardona munisipyo and were side by side in Callahan.  He overtook me again downhill, but I passed him and several MTBs at the flat.

On the way back I took the diversion road, at Cardona, and before turning left I was at 42 x 28 before shifting to 32.

I was on that gear while going up LLDA.

In Binangonan, I came across MTBs who were 29rs. I proved that 26ers are not lame because I kept up with them and passed them  in a sprint before Island gas where I sprinted.

It was a great biking day

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Trinx H1200 Honor Carbon Fiber Bike at P30,000 price point

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines
November 18,2017

Kuwento ni Andrew Diestro this afternoon as he jeered my Sava Carbon fiber.  Obsolete na daw dahil may H1200 at H1000 na Trinx both Carbon fiber from LJ bikes

The H1200 has SRAM group set (may 42 or 46 sprocket) and naka 1x na front crank. and sell between 29 to 31t (wala yatang available now) with novatec hubs, lightweight fork, and estimated to weigh only 9 kg (vs my Sava Ti na 10 kg)  May remote ang airshocks.   It is value for money

Panalo na

NB -  It turns out that they printed the wrong picture.  SRAM group set andun pero hindi pala sa actual.. Truth in FB posting kailangan.  Maraming nag comment/reclaim.  Am not endorsing the product as claimed in the FB post

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Delayed post of Majayjay Ride last September 2017

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I just figured out how to post the pictures from the CP to the computer (pictures from Majayjay ride)

                       Pres Luis, Gerry, Angel Jeff and Alan

                                    Yan ang pangalan
                                    inistambayan namin:
                                    naligo at nag inom
                                    ng lambanog

                                     On the following day,
                                      going to Lucban

                              Mt Banahaw unscarfed

                                     Pres. Luis

                               Jeff Arquiza, our host

                                 Sa Lucban, Pres Luis posing

                                         JB at Kamay ni Hesus

                                 Gerry and Pres. Luis

                          Gerry Alan, Angel and JB

                     Mini of the Kamay ni Hesus complex

                                      Prayer at Gethsemane

                                        The Saints will bless us


Sunday, November 12, 2017

HIganteng Padyak Ride today from Angono, Tikling and Baytown, Higanteng attendance

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines
November 12, 2017

                            Artist and biker Orville Tiamson taking pics of the Higanteng attendance

The Higanteng Padyak took off at 6:30 with higanteng number of attendees present. Most were MTB riders and came from as far away place as Marikina and Quezon City.  One of the organizers I know personally is artist Orville Tiamson.  The estimate was 700 registered (paying riders) and about 200 not registered.  They had to start late (the supposed start was 6:00) because of the hordes that were still coming.

There is a registration fee of  P300.00 which covers the T shirt, a free McDo breakfast.  Part of the proceeds will go to an public art school in Angono. Mr. Orville Tiamson  an artist is part of the group that spearheaded this ride.  It is on the third year.

The Higanteng Padyak comes as a prelude to many Higante event in Angono.  The town fiesta is on November 23, 2017. And then comes a parada, of Higantes.    Land of Giants

Bikes came in many size and shapes:   MTB, folding bike, old bikes, road bikes.  Male, female, children riders.

It was a touching moment to be in touch with wave of humanity, who like you want to save the environment, and have long life.   They want good health, to discover themselves, and to enjoy the fun and camaderie in riding

                                                 They came all the way from QC;  salamat po

                                                 Lenard of RPH and company;  di  nagregister

                                                     Those in green are the organizaers

                                                         Lady bikers participating

                                                   Senior  riders

                                         They are getting off because of the slow pace at the back

                                                      Kagawad on a  fat bike