I am planning a short trip to Manila for the first time perhaps in a month. I'm American, but working/living in Guangzhou, China.
I'm planning to bring one of my bikes to check out the local trails, so I did a bit of searching online and read a fair few articles. I'm hoping to link up with some local riders to check out the scene-- I prefer riding aggressive single track, AM/Enduro, light free ride stuff, but am happy riding anything scenic, too. Not picky at the end of the day. I started riding/racing XC when I lived in Australia, but eventual moved into more DH/aggressive stuff.
I would probably bring my Commencal Meta AM (650B, 150mm travel) which I imagine could handle most of what I saw online (youtube vids of Antenna, etc.). I also have a 26" Santa Cruz Chameleon here.
Any advice or help? Any chance to meet up and ride together?
I'm from Quezon City, about 7km from Maarat. I'm just a poser who does urban assault, ha ha. I want to do aggro stuff, unfortunately I don't have a budget for a decent aggro bike nor the time do ride often, ha ha ha.
I'll give them the email address you have from your account here so they could contact you
Most of them do nowadays. Or in Taiwan. A few other places. Yes, you have to know what you are looking at. Some of the Chinese frames are decent that come from legit manufacturers and companies--many of them aren;t marketed or sold outside of China. But the big western companies are really the ones pushing the envelope on new tech, which is really rapidly changing. Every month there's something new that's pretty groundbreaking, it seems.
So, I've locked in a trip from Sept 14-18. Coming in Wednesday night to Manila. I'll find somewhere to stay a bit east, and probably rent a car as I want to get a little north, too. If you can give me any contacts to connect with there, would love to ride as much as possible. If you use Viber or any other apps, we can communicate there.
And if you want anything cheap bike-related from China, let me know
East? If it's near Momarco resort, visit Bathala Bike park.
I'm still trying to get contacts but the weather in the city sucks. Rain everyday makes the trail really muddy and full of tall grass.
i was just speaking to some rep from momarco a few weeks back regarding the availability of the PT. yes it is still there and can be used. not surprising though is that it's not dry due to the recent rains. but given a good weather, and a few sweeps of the puddles and mud on the dips, it should be great.
i was supposed to try it out yesterday, but given the daddy duties, i wasn't able to. i'll try to look into it this next weekend if possible.
BTW, the Pililia Windmills are just within reach from Momarco aren't they? Might be good to drop by there as well. There are a bunch of folks doing track reads and track maintenance for an upcoming XC event in October.
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