Sorry to hear this JM. I see this pic posted at Allterra. Always wondered who the boy is.
Will keep my eyes open for the bike, padre!
Thanks Bruce. Yup he sent that picture to Edmund. His parents got the bike for him for his birthday last year and he really saved up for the parts he put on. So proud of that bike and made use of it. Felt so bad for him when I heard about it being stolen.....
Can't contain myself but feel bad for your nephew too that blue blue bike he cherishes so much was stolen right from their driveway.
I posted this incident 2005 when I, at tender age of 9, became a victim of bikenap.
My father made pasalubong me this nice nice made in Japan blue kiddie bike he bought home from base exchange of US Army Garrison Japan. Year was 1957.
While I was biking in front of the house, neighborhood's shoe shine boy asked me "let me try nga?"
Young, trusting, and naive as I was, I knew shoe shine boy naman, I handed him to try my kiddie bike.
Lo and behold. The one to two turns he span while in front of the house turned to him biking farther and farther away until he turned right on our street corner and out of sight.
How I cried for days on end losing my bike. All the neighborhood's search were in vain and came out emptyhanded.
Weeks, months, and years later on. I was in 4th year high and waiting for Ateneo School Bus to pick me up on our street corner. Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon" was the craze then. I earned black belt myself under Roberto Gonzales Karate Gym at R. Hidalgo, Quiapo.
Guess whose face I saw drifting by like taong grasa on our street corner while waiting for school bus that early morning?
The shoe shine boy bikenapper.
Except this time around, I was healthier, bigger, stronger, tougher, and bona fide seasoned black belter while he an alcoholic loser!
Do I need to narrate what I did next?
Oh how sweet it was to exact revenge (justice) for my blue kiddie bike that I treasured so much..
A solid well placed front kick on groin, followed by right elbow on temple (down to ground he fell completely knocked out), and three stumpin on his ugly face with heels of my Glenmore 'Beatles" style boots. May boston pa...huh?
Yup. He remembered my face staring down at him when he woke up to his senses.
Typical lowlifer, he scampered away like a broken thief.
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