This is the day when a new young bike club is formed and this is the very day when Bagets (youngsters) meets Bigote (bearded man) and so the bike adventures begin.
Let me introduce to you from Left to Right [Photo Above]:
- Exequel “Mikmik” Pablo is the groups extremist/daredevil of the group that always do extra stuff during rides often extreme ones.
- Second to the right the guy in gray is the owner of Giant MTB no other than Engr. Elvin Reyes that always buy my bathroom jokes, thanks man haha.
- Meet the know it all guy and always asking question ala Albert Einstein member Laurence Legaspi one of the vocal assistant leader of the group that got sidelined after our epic Manila – Baguio City Ride & Puray Falls Part 2.
- Then there’s the super mega duper athlete/Mr. Pogi and my entrusted Leader of Team BMB Bikers Maynard Choi Degollacion the trail runner, the podium finisher, 100% handsomeness, my c0-navigator and a religious friend.
Don’t forget me, yours truly, Kalongkong Hiker this kids sees me as a motivation, inspirational and comedic youngest member and navigator sometimes sweeper of the group though the truth is I’m way older than them and I am not shy away to tell you that I am 31 years old already by the way. Call me Manny, Piolo and Pau if you want just be nice to me!
The beauty of downhill.
Mikmik the daredevil
The gang is here, they successfully climb Mt. Maarat.
After an uphill climb it rewarding to eat Suman and Latik and MTB Riders favorite soda Mountain Dew, some of us eat rice toppings.
Group picture. Team BMB Bikers is in complete attendance.
Meet the daughter of Kuya Bodgie the owner of Biker’s Cafe – Monica
The man made trail at Daang Bakal for beginners.
Bikers try the look and feel of what it is like in Timberland Trails here.
Welcome to my playground. The trails of Avilon Zoo.
The wet/mud dirt road during rainy season.
The relocation houses.
A dump of dirt.
Nice trail shoe boy.
Take another look of his precious remembrance of getting mud on his feet.
The first river crossing.
River crossing time.
Let Laurence be the 3rd to cross, me being the 2nd and Choi the first one.
Then followed by Mikmik who wants more.
Then followed by not but not least and hesitant Elvin.
The Quarry Area from far above.
A group photo opt at the view point.
Water Source fresh from the mountains dips.
Rest stop at the dirt road.
The official transport group. The Habal-habal as what they call it.
The last stop before finally going to the trails of Puray Falls. This is the end of our journey. We need to get back because others don’t have their flash lights and head lights and if we continue to bike down to the trails we might get lost at the pitch dark trails of Puray. Good thing we meet a veteran biker that I only remember his last name Beltran who knows and been into most exciting trails of the Philippines. Thank you so much for sharing the fun of biking and we are hoping to meet you on the trails some day!
When the young bikers gets advice from a veteran bikers it’s AMAZING, it took us hours of chika galore to them and trying to ask anything about bikes, trails and gears.
The final rest stop and meryenda.
A picture at my crib on the background.
See you guys later okay because I am running next!