Saturday, July 7, 2012

Conquering Mount Sungay

I have heard and read from mountain bike forums that Mount Sungay is a beast and that it is difficult to tame. I took the challenge and head south to try and whip it to submission, or so I thought. It turned out that 30% I was out pushing my bike while climbing Sungay,
6:55am jump off time, I took the national road to Calamba City and turned right at 14.212636, 121.151905 moving towards Barangay Bunggo. I arrived at Basil's Hideaway at around 9am.
Barangay Bunggo
Basil's Hideaway- ideal place for resting bikers
Organically-grown Eggplant and Okra for early lunch
Slept for a while in a rope swing
more infoAddress:I woke up at 12 noon, saddled up and made my way to Talisay
Purok 1, Talisay City downhill rush!
Reached the Laurel Talisay Road at 1pm

Talisay Laurel Road
Start of the Climb at Ligaya Drive
Steep Climb
Laeuna de Taal
Laeuna de Taal

Halfway up
Spectacular view of Taal Lake
Three fourths the way up, I could see Tagaytay!
I am near Tagaytay - Resthouses galore. This one is for sale. ALL BRAN NEW. Sounds delicious :)
Tagaytay, finally, had to stop for water and carbo load. It's almost 3:30pm
Touch down! 81kms total distance

View 7/7/2012 11:55 AM in a larger map
 Part 1: Binan to Bunggo:
7/7/2012 6:53 AM
Created by My Tracks on Android.
Total distance: 28.79 km (17.9 mi)
Total time: 2:01:05
Moving time: 1:54:39
Average speed: 14.27 km/h (8.9 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 15.07 km/h (9.4 mi/h)
Max speed: 29.70 km/h (18.5 mi/h)
Average pace: 4.21 min/km (6.8 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 3.98 min/km (6.4 min/mi)
Min pace: 2.02 min/km (3.3 min/mi)
Max elevation: 258 m (847 ft)
Min elevation: 51 m (169 ft)
Elevation gain: 427 m (1400 ft)
Max grade: 7 %
Min grade: -8 %
Recorded: 7/7/2012 6:53 AM
Activity type: mountain biking

Part 2: Bunggo to Talisay to Tagaytay to Binan:
7/7/2012 11:55 AM (End)
Created by My Tracks on Android.
Total distance: 52.47 km (32.6 mi)
Total time: 5:17:59
Moving time: 4:31:37
Average speed: 9.90 km/h (6.2 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 11.59 km/h (7.2 mi/h)
Max speed: 40.50 km/h (25.2 mi/h)
Average pace: 6.06 min/km (9.8 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 5.18 min/km (8.3 min/mi)
Min pace: 1.48 min/km (2.4 min/mi)
Max elevation: 649 m (2129 ft)
Min elevation: 56 m (184 ft)
Elevation gain: 935 m (3068 ft)
Max grade: 19 %
Min grade: -12 %
Recorded: 7/7/2012 11:55 AM
Activity type: mountain biking

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