Sunday, March 25, 2018 was our 8th Wedding Anniversary.
The Wife wanted to try a long ride with me. Our destination was a beach resort some 28km away from our home. With that in mind, she planned for a breakfast date on the beach that day. I even got a surprise gift from her. Here are some of the pictures we took.
This day was great.
Last Edit: Mar 27, 2018 10:53:25 GMT 8 by sk8ersaix
I haven't posted here for a while. It's been a little more than a years since I started cycling. Let me share to you our recent rides:
This is a short 17km ride from my house to the church. We have a first timer with us. A 72 yo who's a recovering smoker (all green bike). He's been clean living for almost a year as he told me.
A 30 km ride to Paper Tree Resort. Behind the paper tree resort is the lahar deposit left over from the Pinatubo eruption. It's now being utilized as an ATV course.
A 53 km ride to the All Hands Beach resort in Subic bay Freeport Zone.
A 44.8 km ride to the Pundaquit Beach, Zambales. This is the first time the wife joined me and the boys in a bicycle ride. This is also the ride where I freakin' dropped my phone on the road. You'll see it here.
They're not exactly mountain biking videos but I hope you'll enjoy them just the same.
Last Edit: Jan 25, 2019 8:33:06 GMT 8 by sk8ersaix
Killer Loop is in Bataan, in and around Mt. Samat. You will need a guide kasi puwede talaga kayo maligaw. For the most part, just make sure the big white cross is on your left side as you go around the mountain in counter clockwise direction.
It won't be an all day ride if you have a shuttle service from Pilar to the trailhead (puwede rin kayo pahila sa motor or trike). If you want to complete the "loop" then it will have to include the road section from the national highway to the trailhead, which is basically a waste of time, to be honest.
The best part of the ride is when you hit the trails. It's a varied mix of conditions, hot and humid in the open areas while cold weather hits you (yes, parang may aircon) at the canopied sections. Some parts are powdery trails while there is also some water crossings + a bit of mud. Most of the ascents are technical but manageable and the descents can be real fun if you find a fast flow. However, it can be a little sketchy if you don't have any experience with enduro-type trails.
There's a section towards the end (the kasoy trail) where you can go flat out for nearly 10 minutes going into a small village. Those with 10t cogs or big chainrings can go faster still. Try to pop off bumps on the trails for some extra air time and avoid animals whenever you can.
My recommendation is a full-sus trail bike but an XC bike will be fine, but not as much fun. Bring about 1.5L of water, bring more if you aren't race fit. Kneepads would be a good idea too.
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