Saturday, January 14, 2012

Night Biking: Bgy Hukay and Cardiac Hills Silang

Night biking offers a different perspective on an otherwise familiar road or trail. Darkness envelops the view you normally see on broad daylight, your vision is restricted to a few meters in front of you. With these hazards known, plus if you are not afraid of the dark nor biking alone, night mountain biking is a recommended activity with the following advantages:
1. No risk of exposure to dangerous UV rays of the sun.
2. Less vehicles plying the route.
3. Clean and clear air.

Things to prepare or check for a quick ride at night:
1. Night lights, these include rear lights. Buy one or make one if you are a DIYer.
2. Proper clothing. If you plan to go on night biking, consider the weather, if cool (less than 24 deg C) wear an extra layer of sweat-absorbing shirt.
3. Check the weather - postpone if there is a strong chance of rain. I do not recommend biking at night while raining
4. Water - proper hydration should be observed, even on cool weather.
5. Know Yourself - can you take riding alone in the dark?
6. Plan your route ahead - safety first, always know before hand your planned route. You need to know the location of the nearest barangay outpost.
7. GPS enabled device - this is also a must. If you got the money, you could buy a dedicated GPS device. Or if you have an android phone, consider downloading OSMAND. It is an application that uses the GPS of your smartphone. Best of all, it's free.

Ride stats:

Created by My Tracks on Android.
Total distance: 38.24 km (23.8 mi)
Total time: 2:25:17
Moving time: 2:15:41
Average speed: 15.79 km/h (9.8 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 16.91 km/h (10.5 mi/h)
Max speed: 36.90 km/h (22.9 mi/h)
Min elevation: 54 m (177 ft)
Max elevation: 367 m (1203 ft)
Elevation gain: 588 m (1928 ft)
Max grade: 6 %
Min grade: -10 %
Recorded: Sat Jan 14 16:49:50 GMT+08:00 2012
Activity type: mountain biking

Real time track click here
Ride on!

Twilight in Tibig, Silang Cavite
Bike lights are essential in biking
Make sure your bike lights have fully charged batteries
Your reward? a nice view of Sta Rosa City
Let's go explore the road
The route

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