Posts Tagged ‘mountain bike’

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 I 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.

Have alarm clocks failed you on your scheduled activity for the day? Well, mine did. Before I slept the night before, I made sure that I set my alarm clock so that I’d wake up by 6am for my 7am ride. Alarm clock……..FAIL!!!!

My mobile phone rang at 7.30am. My ride buddy Ryan A. called me. Got awaken by the call. Damn it! I’m freakin’ late! Told the guys to start pedaling and I’ll just follow. They insisted that they’ll wait for me at our usual spot in front of our former school Marist School in Marikina Heights.

Jumped out of my bed, started preparing (morning rituals, dress up in my cycling gear). Right before I left, I had to fill my 1.5L hydration pack with water. Whoa! Mom was preparing the usual awesome power breakfast for the weekend. Fried rice, fried eggs, tapa and longganisa (from Taal, Batangas), and brewed coffee. Awesome as it may seem, I had to skip it because I was running late. Told mom I’ll have it when I come back.

Met the guys at 8:11am at the usual spot and started pedaling to our usual playground….Monterey Hills Subdivision. ‘Twas late for a morning ride (well, in our standards), but what the heck! We pedaled anyways.

Parc ferme

 

 

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!!!!!!!

 

 

When I started blogging, I’ve mentioned that I’ll be posting pictures from my weekend rides. Well, here it is…..

Do watch out for my succeeding posts of ride pictures as I try to narrate what’s going on. 🙂