Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Nabutas trail after the rains

The Nabutas trail is located at Macabud, Rodriguez, Rizal. From Licao-licao, it's downhill up to Barangay San Isidro, Rodriguez, Rizal.

I sometimes traverse this trail to hone my downhill or uphill skills.

Three Saturdays ago (8/11/12), I tried to pass the trail again from Licao-licao going to San Isidro. However, some locals warned and dissuaded me not to pass through; as, there's still flooded area, which was waist deep, let alone the deep ruts along the way. Heeding their advice, I turned back and passed the other way.

Last Saturday (8/25/12), I again passed the trail to see the aftermath of the continuous rains to the trail.

The trail, at its current state, may be dangerous especially to the inexperienced bikers. At one point, my bike slid and I crashed kissing the ground while avoiding the ruts and goats. Then, I walked most of the way.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

My Eid ul-Fitr ride to DRT, Bulacan

It's August 20 and a holiday to celebrate the End of Ramadan or Eid ul-Ftr in the country. So, I decided to ride to Dona Remedios Trinidad (DRT), Bulacan alone. I left home at about 8:30 am after eating my breakfast of pandesal, egg, and hotdog.

My route was Quirino Highway up to M. Valte Road, the junction in Angat going to DRT. But, I detoured inside Paradise Farms in San Jose del Monte for some trailing.
At Bigte, Norzagaray, I took a rest and ate a bowl of arroz caldo.
Norzagaray Rotonda

Welcome to Angat

The Angat bridge to DRT

Welcome to DRT - 1977

View deck overlooking the river

DRT Municipal Hall

It's 12 noon and time to go back home

Lunch time in Angat

Dinuguan and laing

Stop over at SJDM. I passed by Tigbe on my way home.
Fried hito (catfish)

I arrived home by 4:30 pm and washed my bike.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

My Samsung Galaxy SIII

I have a new mobile phone - a Samsung Galaxy SIII.

I use this when biking; because, it's very useful. It has GPS and maps to check my location and directions. I also installed Strava; so, I could track my rides and record my activities and performances.

During breaks on solo rides, I could play games, listen to music or radios, surf the net, or watch movies.

This is one hell of a mobile phone; and, I love it!