It’s Been Four Months

Posted: March 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

It’s been four months since I got a new bike, a Giant ATX 27.5. For the first three months, I mostly hit the road with its 1.95 inch. I missed those long rides using a mountain bike(I’m for the comfort). So yeah, I spent that three months riding around town and neighboring towns.

And then, I bumped with a friend, whom recently changed his bike discipline. He invited me and one of my friend for a trail ride. And it was fun, so fun that I quickly realized that, this is MOUNTAIN BIKING. (I’ll tell you the story of my first trail ride soon.)

And now, It’s been a month that I don’t do long rides. I actually don’t want to stay in the road, I want off-road. And also, I already changed my tire to maxxis ardent(27.5×2.25), it’s an all-trail tire.

And because of this new biking discipline I learned, I appreciate the nature more. I discovered those unnamed trails in Mt. Arayat. And yes, the speed and the adrenaline when you go downhill, it’s amazing!

Long time no post. No rides. I’ve been very busy. For the meantime, let’s watch this Mountain Bike Fails Compilation 2015.

ENJOY!

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It’s national poetry day today. So, I’m going to share some bike-related haiku. Just for fun. 🙂

Uphill climb is hell
Downhill makes you glide like kite
As I always felt

We wanted to win
Always we wanted to win
Let us hate headwind

What gear are you in?
Don’t push it hard, it might break
Asshole on the run

Keep on pedalling now
Move forward like life taught us
Have you check your brakes?

Mountains are so high
Thighs are stronger than ever
But your wife said, NO!

Mt. Arayat

Mt. Arayat

I was abled to ride again a while ago. Though it’s just a short ride, I felt the joy that I missed for so long. I’m looking forward to ride more this coming months.

And after I got home? Yeah! The rain pours. 😀 Saved!

All Seasons Cyclist

Hearing Ear Service Dog Derby the Wonder Dog!

It has been eight months since I last posted anything on this blog. As I explained at the time, our oldest son was seriously ill and could not be left alone, so I did what any parent would do—I gave up cycling, blogging and a lot of other things to make sure that either my wife or I could be with our son at all times.

Though he only looks like a student in junior high school, our son is now 36 year old. He was born with multiple birth defects as a result of German Measles (Rubella). Before he was born someone with German Measles got near my wife during her second trimester and our son was born with all of the normal problems that accompany congenital rubella syndrome (deafness, partial blindness, heart abnormalities, developmental delay and a host of other conditions). Last August his health…

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The registration for Kapampangan Mountain Bikers Network‘s One Big Ride is now open. This 30 km bike ride is for the celebration of KMTBN’s 2nd Year Anniversary.

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You may visit the Kapampangan Mountain Bikers Network FB group page for more details.

There is no Summer season in the Philippines because we only have two climate, the dry season(December – May) and wet season(June – November). But many Filipinos believe dry season is also the summer season because of the humidity and the high temperatures.

Photo from IMReady Facebook page

Photo from IMReady Facebook page

And during this season especially May(the warmest month), you’ll never see bikers around 9 AM because at that time the temperature is going up to 28 – 30 degrees Celsius. And that’s already hot.

The perfect time to go biking is from 4:30 AM up to 8 AM and during night time.

If you were still on the road at around 9 AM, just keep yourself hydrated to prevent heat stroke and dehydration. Much better if you wear sleeves(warmer) to protect your skin from the sun, and sunglasses. And also try to be at home before 9 AM.