Posts Tagged ‘bike’

The Taxi Queue

So Marcos Highway in Marikina has been newly rehabilitated. Sidewalk improvements…check! Bike lanes…check!

Upon seeing this pic this morning made me wonder….why are taxi cabs using the bike lanes as their taxi queue? Again, it’s another classic example of these public utility vehicle drivers ignoring the sign.

I am keeping my hopes alive that the City government of Marikina will do something about this.

**Special thanks to JM Abania for sharing this photo**

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Fees for owning a bike? For what?

I see no bike lanes in the City of Pasay. I am just wondering why is the city government charging its citizens a fee for owning a bike.

**Special thanks to Danny Andag for sharing this photo**

 

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Most people would associate rain with sadness. This morning, it was an awesome ride in the rain.

6:18am….my ride buddy Zaldy ( https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1239227771) and IΒ took off en route to our usual mountain bike playground Monterey Hills. Skies were gray and it seems that there was a very little chance that the sun would show up. It took us 34 minutes to reach the top. We were 4 minutes OFF our usual pace. It’s probably because we were talking too much while pedaling to the top. Zaldy was also too busy during this month and we didn’t get to ride together. So I guess this was time to catch up on stories. ha! ha! ha!

Midway to the top, the sun did shine but very briefly. When we reached the top, the skies were darker. From where we parked, we could see the skyline disappear little by little. It started to rain. By this time, we decided to head down to lower grounds and go home. We were riding in the rain!

Raindrops were smashing on our faces at 41kph. By the time we got home, we were soaking wet. Zaldy headed off to his house (which was around 2kms. away from my place). I dunno what’s with riding in the rain but its one of the best feeling when riding a bike. (for me, that is)

Soaking wet as I am, I cleaned my bike, dried it up, and parked it. Took a quick shower.

Now time to cook breakfast. Everyone at home was still sleeping. (Probably awake but too lazy to get up because its a weekend plus the fact that it’s bed weather). Brewed some coffee, cooked fried rice, longganisa, and macaroni soup. Ahhhh yes! nothing like a good breakfast to cap off the early morning ride in the rain.

The 2011 Tour of the Fireflies dubbed as Bike Revolution 2011 will be on April 17, 2011. The yearly bike event is much awaited by cyclists and cycling enthusiasts alike. Yours truly will be joining the said event together with my fellow mountain bike riders from Marist (’92 MTB CREW).

To know more about the said the event, you may visit the Firefly brigade’s official website.

http://www.fireflybrigade.org/

 

The official route of TOF can be seen by clicking the link below:

http://www.fireflybrigade.org/index.php/tour/13tof/item/17-bike-revolution-2011-route

 

Like most of the cyclists around the metro, I’m looking forward to this date. I’ll write more about this after the said event. I’m pretty sure this’ll be one heck of a ride. Rock n’ Roll no doubt!!!!!!!

 

 

A trip back to Joven

Posted: March 20, 2011 in Photos
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Amidst the numerous LBS (local bike shops, a biker’s term) in the metro today, I found myself returning to the bike shop I frequent when I was in my teens and later on through my college life.

I had to have the components of my Giant Yukon Disc (the model name of the mountain bike) transferred to a MARIN Palisades Trail frame. I was feeling nostalgic when me and a trusted friend, Joel visited the place. Every corner of the shop reminded me of memories of past cycling adventures.

During BMX days, me and my buddies would troop to the store. Seeing the parts we’ve dreamed of having were already good for us back then. We would just enjoy looking at the displays. Just like in the movie Wayne’s World and just as Wayne Campbell would put it, “You will be mine, oh yes, you will be mine.”

Too bad, I wasn’t able to take pictures when I was at the shop. The batteries of my trusted mobile phones literally died.

I have yet to talk to the owner in person again. I spoke to her on the phone the day before I went to the shop just to make sure that they have a mechanic on duty during my visit. Nothing has changed. Same customer service as before. *Thumbs up*.

Here are a few pictures to show y’all the reason why I went back to Joven again………

Took this baby out for two consecutive days of riding…….

Handling was great but still have to do some fine tuning on the derailleurs.