Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Rainy Season 2013

It's almost the end of May. One can see signs that rainy season is upon us when winged termites and ants started converging on every light source there is, toads and frogs appear, and roaches teem. Add to that the june bug or salagubang, my favorite pet pasttime in my childhood days.
Stronger Typhoons
Scientists warned us that warmer oceans could trigger more powerful tropical storms.
Should we prepare for the inevitable? Yes, we should brace ourselves for catastrophes, but we must also help curb the effects of climate change by doing our share.
Steps to Take to Mitigate the Effects of Flooding
1. Follow DOST PAGASA Twitter (@dost_pagasa) and Facebook accounts for the latest official weather advisory
2. Keep a copy of your local barangay and police station telephone numbers.
3. Be aware of your surroundings, if you live near a river or creek, know where to safely evacuate.
4. Keep valuable documents in a waterproof envelope, stored in a high place. Be ready to take them with you during evacuation.
5. Follow local authorities' directions in case of emergency.

Be safe everyone

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Election 2013 Bike Ride

At EDSA People Power Monument May 13, 2013
Part I - Getting Out to Vote

Although it was not my first time to vote, it is my first time to ride a bicycle from where I live to where I am registered.
I rode a bus and got off at Magallanes and rode off to San Mateo

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EDSA on Election Day


EDSA People Power Monument





 Part II - Going Home
              

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Marikina Riverbanks
P Tuazon Traffic - near P. Tuazon Elementary School
Aurora Blvd - Robinsons Magnolia
Selfie - Near Broadway

Rest - Ayala Bridge
Old Manila Skyline - Wouldn't it be great to see Manila regain its former glory?



Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Muddier, The Merrier



The Merry Month of May. I sent out an invite to a ride out to Nuvali. Two answered the call. We met up at Nuvali parking and hightailed south along Nuvali Drive. The sky is grey, heavy and ripe for rain.
JB and Tracy - Nuvali Blvd
All smiles despite the gloomy weather


Thunderstorm alert, we need to stop at the Gazebo/Bird Sanctuary
A piece of useful info on some of the wildlife found in this neck of the woods


Waiting for the thunderstorm to stop, photo ops in the meantime

Thirty minutes later, when the rain stopped, I showed them the short trail inside the Wildlife Sanctuary
Mountain Bike Action inside the Wildlife Sanctuary
Crossing the creek - Wildlife Sanctuary
Bleachers - Wildlife Sanctuary
Prepare to drop and give 30!

The Lady and the Falcon
The sun about to dip below the western horizon
Iba ang may lakas ng Cobra energy drink

A Nuvali ride can't be considered complete without the Gazebo shot
My turn!


And now for some serious 5-inches of fun (120mm of front suspension), a ride to half-foot deep water puddle, muddy trail, disorienting ride in the dark!

The muddier, the merrier, at the trail head
Sorry Cookie, I promise I will disassemble your drivetrain and give you a thorough cleaning, no rides tomorrow, promise
It's hard to see in the dark, even with thee lights. I need to get those high power LED lights
Yalla! Hurry up! hehehehe
We did it!
Choco icing covered Cookie
A dirty bike means a happy mountainbiker
Mud-blanketed drive train, oy no complaints here, I love it!

Bitin, this boy wants more mud action!
We had dinner at the house. Ate Baby cooked for us Inihaw na Bangus and Adobong Manok
We cleaned our bikes and parted ways with a smile on our faces.
partially cleaned bikes


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Thursday, May 2, 2013

May 1 Ride Out to Nuvali and Casile

May 1, 2013

I had a chance to meet with PLDT, Asahi and Cabuyao cyclists for a ride around Nuvali trail and ride up Casile to eat lunch.
Inside Nuvali North trail
Jhon of PLDT and Trail Master Dan
Inside Nuvali South trail
Single tracks of Nuvali
Inside the once grand mansion, notice the si Malakas at si Maganda painting in the center

Taken at Imelda Marcos Mansion in Casile Cabuyao Laguna
Sitting Bull: Like a boss

Jhon M, Lolo and Lola
After 3 hours of trail and pavement, it's time to load up with Native Chicken Tinola. The chicken soup is so delicious, you are not satisfied with a single serving.

Going down Casile Stream, located 300 feet below


Clear water

Rest for a while before riding home


Casile Stream Trek
Bike tracks:

Part I
Nuvali to Casile



KML
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4Zau9GUzlJGdTdwQk13QldydEE/edit?usp=sharing
Activity type: cycling
Description: Trail plus Casile
Total distance: 28.48 km (17.7 mi)
Total time: 3:50:12
Moving time: 3:00:03
Average speed: 7.42 km/h (4.6 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 9.49 km/h (5.9 mi/h)
Max speed: 44.29 km/h (27.5 mi/h)
Average pace: 8.08 min/km (13.0 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 6.32 min/km (10.2 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 1.35 min/km (2.2 min/mi)
Max elevation: 449 m (1475 ft)
Min elevation: 133 m (436 ft)
Elevation gain: 817 m (2680 ft)
Max grade: 5 %
Min grade: -11 %
Recorded: 5/1/2013 7:01am

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Part II
Casile to Paseo



KML
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4Zau9GUzlJGaDdNa0pRSTNHQk0/edit?usp=sharing

Activity type: cycling
Description: -
Total distance: 22.81 km (14.2 mi)
Total time: 1:08:47
Moving time: 1:02:29
Average speed: 19.90 km/h (12.4 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 21.91 km/h (13.6 mi/h)
Max speed: 52.59 km/h (32.7 mi/h)
Average pace: 3.02 min/km (4.9 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 2.74 min/km (4.4 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 1.14 min/km (1.8 min/mi)
Max elevation: 438 m (1437 ft)
Min elevation: 61 m (199 ft)
Elevation gain: 280 m (918 ft)
Max grade: 21 %
Min grade: -15 %
Recorded: 5/1/2013 12:39pm