I know of somebody who tried to bike Mindanao from Manila solo in the late 80s. Everything went well until he got to Sulu where he unwittingly entered hot territory. Good thing it was the local Muslim barangay officials & soldiers who intercepted him first. Further down the road, it would have been the MNLF. He still got detained for about three days. The soldiers released him after they were convinced that he was just a harmless, adventurous fool.
Anyway, if you're going as far as Tawi-Tawi, why settle for Bonggao? If I were you, I'd go to Sitangkai instead- the LAST & SOUTHERNMOST municipality of the Philippines.
Sitangkai has no roads- everybody moves about in boats. So even if a bike is useless there, I'd still like to see that unique place.
Just a travel tip.
"I LOVE THE SMELL OF NAPALM IN THE MORNING!" -Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore, Apolcalypse Now
Dale Abenojar rode a motorbike up Mt. Apo? I really wonder what the heck he's trying to prove.
In 2004, he forced a 4x4 up Pinatubo. Man, you should see the damage he wrought to the trail! And for what?
What's he gonna do next, go up Everest on a Sherman tank? (He failed doing it on foot.)
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
I heard he hired sherpa's to bring that motorbike up.., disamantled the bike first and assembled again when they reached the summit, took photos and dismantled the bike again before going down ... isn't that cool?, yep i heard also that they brought motocross bikes up the summit of mount Pulag...
"Freedom is the ability to go places when you want...where you want"
"don't you wish for the trails to be easier, wish you are stronger"
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