Friday, July 30, 2010


I have a new bike - a 2010 Marin Alpine Trail 29er colored Bomb Orange.

I'm naming her TweetyPot.

29er bikes have bigger wheels than the standard 26er.

Welcome, TweetyPot!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Goodbye, BIKEPOT

BikePot is actually the name of my first bike. When I registered in PMTB, I used his name as my handle.
I acquired him in June 2009 to try if biking was for me. It’s a cheap bike worth P2,600 only. When I got addicted into biking two months later, I bought a better one. Now, I’m planning of buying a 29er.

I still wanted to keep BikePot as I still use him from time to time biking inside our village and nearby places. But the problem is the storage / parking. We have a small garage, which could fit one car and no more than two bikesSo, I have no other choice but to dispose of him.

After office hours today, I’m going to deliver BikePot to his new owner. I sold him at P1,500 only.

GOODBYE, BIKEPOT! I’ll surely miss you. Hu hu hu . . .

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Gun the Shotgun

I climbed Timberland yesterday with Mikko Elfa and Kinetics from our Macabud trailing. This morning, I climbed Shotgun alone.

I left home at around 7:00 am and pedaled all the way to San Mateo, Rizal. I started gunning the Shotgun an hour after.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Ride from Tungko to Macabud to Timberland

It was supposed to be a duet ride – Mikko Elfa, a fellow PMTBiker, and me only. He requested me to accompany him to Timberland. A day before the ride, we invited PMTB bikers who wanted to join us.

PMTBiker JesterEdquilag, who was planning to have his own “Bahala na Ride”, decided to join us together with CaloyPalaboy, and Riemann821. San Mateo PMTB bikers, Kinetic and Skwid, also joined us.

At the trail, two Bulakenyo bikers caught us up, Christian and Marco, who rode with us and led us to a more exciting path up to San Isidro, SJDM.

Meet-up at Tungkong Mangga, SJDM

Only Mikko Elfa, Kinetic and I climbed the Timberland.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Shopping for a bike and working while biking

I'm on leave today. And, I decided to bike, shop for a bike, and do a midday climb to the Wall. I was shopping for a 29er – possibly a Marin Alpine Trail.

I started pedaling at about 9:00 am towards Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

Pitstop at UP Diliman

I passed by Knobbies along White Plains St. It has the Marin Alpine Trail but no 19” frame size.

I resumed pedaling to Bikezilla in Ortigas Center. It has the 19”. Okay and fine. I’d return in a couple of days and buy it.

Thence, I proceeded towards San Mateo, Rizal to conquer Timberland on a midday.

Marikina River crossing

On the way, however, I sensed my phone was ringing. I didn’t mind it. I stopped for lunch (somewhere in Concepcion, Marikina) and checked my phone. Oh my gosh! It’s the office calling. I was going to eat first! While eating, it kept on ringing. I ignored it until I finished my lunch.

Then I called up the office. There’s a problem that needed my assistance. What a timing? I was on leave and biking and, now, I was working.

I made several calls then pedaled away. While pedaling, my phone rang from time to time. So, I had to stop and made calls. Before approaching Puregold San Mateo, I decided to cancel my midday climb to Timberland and go home instead. Istorbo talaga ang trabaho sa pag-bike. He he he . . .

These were two of my instant offices along the way, where I worked:

A hut somewhere in Marikina City

Total Gas Station - North Fairview. Working while re-hydrating.

I arrived home at past 2:00 pm.

My Novaliches - Ortigas - Novaliches route with a total distance of 56 kilometers.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Another solo tour of Bulacan

I wasn’t able to join neither the CMR Wet Ride nor the Bulakenyos DRT Ride. I just executed my another solo ride – Touring Bulacan. I’d be exploring the San Jose – Norzagaray Road, the Norzagaray – Sta. Maria Road, and the Sta. Maria – Pandi Road.

I left home just before 8:00 am and headed towards SJDM. I wasn’t able to follow my planned route. I missed the right turn to San Jose – Norzagaray Road and right turned at the junction of San Jose – Marilao Road. I also missed the junction to Pandi. Also, I diverted my ride to Marilao and Meycauyan on my way home. Here’s my actual route, which is about 91 kilometers.

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto – SJDM

Rice terraces along San Jose – Norzagaray Road

Sta. Maria By-Pass Road

My lunch of adobong igat (eel)


At Bahay Kubo (Nipa Hut)

San Jose – Marilao Road

SM Marilao – along McArtur Highway

Just passed the Meycauayan – North Caloocan boundary.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Pasig to Maarat / Timberland via Cabading

I had my car repaired at Kia Pasig this morning. Instead of waiting for it to be finished at the Customers Lounge, I brought my bike and pedaled to Timberland Heights in San Mateo.

Two PMTBikers, Kinetic and Soltero, showed up at the service center and rode with me. We left at about 8:00 am.

Another PMTBiker, Slipoldey, arrived 15 minutes after we left and chased and caught us up at Cabading - Marcos Highway junction.
Slipoldey, Soltero, & Kinetic

Slipoldey, Soltero, & me

Our route: Kia Pasig – Marcos Highway – Cabading, Antipolo – Pestano – Maarat – Timberland.



Breakfast at Pestano Farms

My order of Longanisa Hamonado with eggs

At Timberland