Saturday, October 17, 2015

Typhoon Lando Ride

There's an incoming typhoon (locally named "Lando"); and, it has been declared signal no. 1 in Metro Manila.

As I looked out at the sky, the weather's cloudy and still perfect for riding.  So, I prepared to bike and headed to Mt. Maarat, in San Mateo, Rizal.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Mt. Maarat Ride - 9/5/15

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Climbing the Wall

Climbing the wall in single speed is more fun even with rests and pushes.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

Time to replace the chain

Chain is one of the abused parts of a bicycle.  It elongates overtime.  Worn chain will eventually damaged the chain rings and cogs.  Hence, it needs to be regularly checked to determine if it's time to replace it.

I used my chain wear tool.  I simply slotted the other end to a chain link and dropped the other onto the chain.  Oh, it's time to replace my chain!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

More New Parts on my One One Inbred 29er

I just installed new pair of wheelsets on my On One Inbred 29er:
  • FireEye 2928 Excelerant Rims (black)
  • FireEye Front Hub F5 (green)
  • FireEye Rear Hub R5 (green)
  • FireEye QR Skewers (black)
  • FireEye Spokes (black)
  • FireEye Nipples (gree)
  • FireEye Rim Tapes
I also replaced the rotors with Quaxar Iris and the black Sea Gull saddle with the same brand colored Red.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

20 laps around Neo Business Park

It's Wednesday, I was on leave, and I had time to bike at Neo Business Part with DaSSie:

Monday, July 20, 2015

Three days of muddy ride

July 17 @ Tungko, San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan and Macabud, Rodriguez, Rizal - Solo

July 18 @ Blue Zone, Mt. Maarat, San Mateo, Rizal - with Jay Van Geli

July 19 - back to Maarat @ Aling Lilia's and Giant, Mt. Maarat, San Mateo, Rizal - with Jay Van Geli.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Some new parts on my On One Inbred 29er

I installed new parts on my On One Inbred 29er:
  • Brakes: from SLX (front only) to XT (front & rear);
  • Crank arms: from silver XT to black XT;
  • Grips: from ESI Silicone to Ergon GA1 Evo;
  • Surly Tuggnut.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

My newest bike

My newest bike:

The frame is brand new but old stock 2011 On One Inbred 29er with horizontal swap out and the size is 19.5".  The color is Apple Sauce Green.

I already retired my 2010 Marin Alpine Trail 29er frame and transferred most its parts to the new frame.

By the way, her name is "SStellaR".  She's Single Speed, Steel, & Rigid.  Hence, her name.

Specifications of the components of my new bike:

Brand new:
  • Headset:  Tange Technoglide J-2
  • Seat clamp:  Forged
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB70
From Marin Alpine 29er:
  • Brake: SLX Hydraulic (front only)
  • Grips: ESI Silicone
  • Handlebar: Stock
  • Stem: Truvativ AKA
  • Fork: Mosso M3
  • Front hub: Dartmoor Vee Two
  • Saddle: Seagull
  • Seatpost: Stock
  • Crank arms: Shimano XT
  • Chainring: Niner 32T
  • Chain: Shimano IG51
  • Cog: Surly 18T
  • Spacers: Surly
  • Rear hub: Shimano Deore
  • Spokes: Stock
  • Rims: Alex - stock
  • Tires: Kenda Nevegal 29er 2.2

Saturday, May 30, 2015

A Mini Pump for my Folding Bike

I just bought a pump dedicated for my folding bike (a Dahon Speed Uno).

It's Zefal Air Profil Micro.  This pump is designed for road bike tires only.  And, I thought it's also good for the smaller tires of a folding bike.

I was looking for a blue color but the available was red only.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Hypertensive Cycling Group Philippines

I've been hypertensive for more than 10 years.  And, this is one of the reasons why I went into biking 6 years ago hoping to control my blood pressure.

On Facebook, I found a group called "Hypertensive Cycling Group Philippines".  It's obviously for bikers with hypertension as well as those with other cardiovascular problems.  A member is encouraged to share his health concerns, tips, experiences for the benefit of other members.

If you are a biker who has any cardiovascular problem, you may also join this group at

See you there!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Training for my Baguio ride

More than two (2) weeks from now, I'll attempt to pedal from Novaliches all the way to Baguio City.

As part of my training, I'm going to do tomorrow the Novaliches to Antipolo to Mt. Maarat to Novaliches loop.  This is about 68 kilometers.

My intended route:
Novaliches - Masinag - up to Antipolo via Sumulong Highway - down to Cogeo via Olalia Road - Cabading - up to Mt. Maarat - Timberland - down to C6 - Novaliches.
The distance from Masinag up to Olalia Road via Sumulong Highway is about 7 kilometers; while from Cabading up to Pintong Bocaue 4 kilometers.

If there's extra time, I'd side trip to any of the trails in Mt. Maarat.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Commuting home from work

My Dahon Speed Uno is ready!

It's my coding day; and, I'd be commuting home from work tonight.

My route:  Buendia Ave. - BGC - C5 - Zuzuaregui St. - Commonwealth Ave. - Quirino Ave. - Zabarte Rd. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Sea Gull Saddle

Last Sunday, I passed by Neopolitan Business Park on my way to Licao-licao trails.

I stopped at the bike parts vendor and looked at his wares.   I saw a Sea Gull saddle and asked for its price.  It's P550 only.  I bargained for one at P500 and put it inside my bag.  A Sea Gull saddle costs P1,300 in a Mall bike shop.

I installed it on my Dahon Speed Uno folding bike.

By the way, the saddles on my other two (2) bikes are Sea Gull as well.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Novaliches to Baguio City

I've planned to pedal all the way from our home in Novaliches up to Baguio City on June 9 to 10, 2015.

I'll use my KHS Alite 150, SS (32 x 17), rigid 69er with 2.1 Maxxis Crossmark tires.  I preferred this over my SS (32 x 18) rigid 29er; as, it has lower gear inches of 49.941 and slimmer tire of 2,1 against 51.556 and 2.2, respectively, of the latter.   Besides, I already used my 29er on my first 2 climbs from Rosario, LU to Baguio in 2011 and 2012.  It's still geared then.

My intended itinerary / routes:

1st day - Leave home by 5:00 am
Novaliches - Quirino Highway - San Rafael, Bulacan - Maharlika Highway - Sta. Rosa, N. E. - La Paz, Tarlac - Manila North Road - Rosales, Pangasinan

2nd day - Leave Rosales by 6:00 am
Rosales, Pangasinan - Rosario, L. U. - Kennon Road - Baguio City.

This morning, I started my training by climbing the Walls in Timberland and to the Blue Zone Trails.  And, I was surprised that I climbed Wall 1 up to Timberland gate with 2 stops only.  I used to do it in 3 stops.

I welcome those who wanted to ride with me all the way or along the way.  Just leave a message.  Thanks.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Folding rides @ Morong, Bataan and Subic Bay FZ

February 7 and 8, 2015, we went to Morong, Bataan to celebrate the birthdays of my daughter and son-in-law.

In the afternoon of February 7, I unloaded and unfolded by Dahon Speed Uno then donned my helmet.  From the resort, I pedalled off to Pawikan Conservation Center, which is just a few kilometers away.
Back at the resort and captured the sunset.  I was almost too late: 

The following day, I left Morong and off to Subic Bay Freeport Zone then back at the resort,

Monday, January 5, 2015