Congrats to Agu and the MH crew for a great race today!!!
Due to a prior commitment, me and my buddy endend up doing the trail run (Father's day and we both have sub 1 year old babies ;D). I ran conservatively (sprained ankle not yet 100%) and still had enough gas to finish the bike race if ever we decided to do both.
A lot of the runners didn't know what to expect in Maarat. I even heard a comment on the trail "wala bang flat dito?", complaining due to the mostly uphill run. I responded, "di uso ang flat dito". Even strong runners ran out of gas and eneded up walking the climbs of the last few kilometers. Good thing I'm familiar with the place due to my mtbing, so I know what to expect and slowly but surely motored up the climbs passing others. Too bad some passed me again downhill since I'm taking care of my ankle and was avoiding excessive pounding . I ran the last 5K was faster than the first 7 and sprinted to the finish although I was way behind the leaders . It was great fun! ;D
I met some PMTBers after the run. Took some pictures and went home to my baby. I hope they do it again next year. We already plan to make it into a picnic with me, 3 of my buddies and our wives and babies! Until next time!
Riders at the starting gate
All Terra's Edmund Mangaser giving out last minute instructions
So kaka! Kakaingit talaga. I was not able to come. My first fathers day celebration. Had to be back home before 9 am or else :-(
I had the same predicament. My first Father's Day with my angel. Besides that, my Dad will kill me if he didn't see the apo. So I had to contend with the trail run and then drove home as quickly as I can as soon after the bike race starts. Hopefully, me and my buddies can bring our kids along next year and turn it into a picnic. Then we can join both the run and the bike race. ;D
stealthwanderer: Ayan yung matagal ko na gusto itanong: 1 Hour ride, mabasa ng ulan o' mabasa ng pawis sa loob ng kapote. Baka kasi ako lang nageenjoy sa ulan kasi may paliguan pagdating sa trabaho, hahah.
Aug 9, 2019 11:35:30 GMT 8
anthrax76: sa ngayon, mag jacket lang ako kapag umuulan at mahangin. kasi masakit sa balat ang matulin na ulan tsaka malakas makababa ng core temperature ang wind chill.
Aug 10, 2019 22:17:32 GMT 8
anthrax76: pero kung normal na ulan, 'di naman mahangin, hanggang mabasa na lang ako ng ulan okey lang. although i minimize kung gano katagal ako exposed. anything more than an hour, medyo delikado.
Aug 10, 2019 22:21:04 GMT 8
konablack: gamit ko two-piece raincoat, dehins lang sya ideal kung may backpack ka
Aug 13, 2019 7:39:14 GMT 8
oniechan: altered poncho..dahil ng backpack..bawas ng haba sa likod at sa side..mas malamig compared sa 2-pc na raincoat....
Aug 13, 2019 11:27:45 GMT 8
anthrax76: yung poncho, ginagamit ko lang sa climb or kapag naglalakad. feeling ko saranggola ako kapag naka bike eh, ha ha.
Aug 15, 2019 23:44:25 GMT 8
anthrax76: ang weird kagabi, padyak ako pero kahit may headwind at crosswind, swabe lang. parang tailwind yung pakiramdam.
Aug 24, 2019 4:32:23 GMT 8
lefty: Na experience nyo na sir yung pagbaba mo ng mabilis sa tulay biglang may malakas na crosswind tapos umangat yung front wheel? Nangyari na sa kin once pagbaba ko ng Southpeak. Mga March yun last year, mahangin talaga around that time last year.
Aug 24, 2019 8:50:45 GMT 8
lefty: Umangat ng konti na parang tinulak ng konti pa-side. Buti na control ko at di ako sumemplang. Nangyayari ba talaga ito normally? First time ko naka-experience nun.
Aug 24, 2019 8:56:30 GMT 8
anthrax76: hmm...never pa naman umangat yung harap na gulong ko. i get pushed downwind pero never pa umangat.
Aug 24, 2019 21:10:36 GMT 8
corollafreak: wassup!!! long time no hear dito =D
Aug 27, 2019 15:06:23 GMT 8
stealthwanderer: Hello! Meron bang pumapasok around Greenhills? If so, saan kayo nagpapark ng bike?
Aug 27, 2019 17:54:27 GMT 8
anthrax76: @cf!!! uy kumusta na?
Aug 28, 2019 0:01:25 GMT 8
anthrax76: stealthwanderer, dati may parking ang bikes dun from firefly brigade, sa parking sa harap. pero ginawa na yata yun so dehins ko alam kung saan nalipat. try ko magtanong minsan kapag napasyal ako.
Aug 28, 2019 0:02:48 GMT 8
konablack: wala na yung parking spot ng firefly brigade doon
Sept 4, 2019 9:26:36 GMT 8