Biking: Manila to Subic Bay Ride with my cycling buddy JEP

Do you feel the summer?

I feel the hot of the summer break right now and every year we have an annual company outing and for the 2nd time we did it again, yes, we ride our bikes from Manila to Subic Bay, Zambales this time.

Always Accept An Invitation to Ride - TMLOST WayLast year, we rode our bikes from Manila to Nasugbu, Batangas and we choose the backdoor route instead of taking the Nasugbu – Tagaytay Road because we wanted to take a closer look at the Kaybiang Tunnel a 300 meter stretch new Tunnel in the Philippines that will connect Batangas and Manila to avoid traffic caused in Tagaytay by car owners.

Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (1)Jep & Me with Mitchel our VP at the background when we arrived in White Rock Beach Resort.
Photographed by Merck Osena a.k.a. SpiderHam

I can say that the said route is tough for me and especially to my friend Jep because it is his first ever 100KM or century ride and he lost all his energy on the said ride but not the motivation to finish the ride.

Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (2)Me & Jep before we ride out at 12AM.

On this ride, we learned so many things and it was all fixed on our Manila to Subic Ride. Things like, bringing enough water & food, know when will be the last restaurant and eat already even you are not yet hungry because you never know it will be your last meal. Last year we skipped breakfast and settled for Pandesal bread while riding our bike and missed lunch because no available resto anymore and we ended up eating Halo-halo and Banana-Con-Yelo to replenish our energy and fed our rumbling stomach.

Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (3)Theodore my hybrid bike is Manila to Subic Ride ready.

This is the only ride that I did that I or we haven’t eat any rice meal at all during our ride. On our ride to Subic Bay, Zambales though we have lots of stop overs just to eat, replenish and of course our favorite Halo-halo time. It was a sweet revenge for Jep.

Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (4)JEp is prepping up.
We rode at around 12:30AM because we don’t have any plan on getting it done in 5 or 6 hours. We planned to ride at 15 to 20KPH and will maximize a 12 hour ride that’s why our ride out set to 12AM and we did it we arrive at the venue 1PM and it was good because we are not wasted as compared to last year.
Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (5)We are Team Conquer look at our bags. Cool!
Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (6)First stop at a 7-11 convenience store somewhere in Malolos, Bulacan.
Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (7)  Another groupie pic in a different angle.
Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (9)At 6am, we arrived at San Fernando City, Pampanga welcome arch. Yey!
Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (10)Our next rest stop at 7-11 store, still somewhere in San Fernando City.
Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (11) Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (12)Next town is Lubao, Pampanga. This will be the longest stretch of this ride.
Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (13)Warning, selfie overload, skip this part if you must. Sorry about this. Hahaha.

Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (14)

Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (15) Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (16)Legs are still fresh and our maximum speed reached 28KPH.
This time we enjoyed it even though it was like last year that we started in the flat lands and ended with mountain climbs on which Jep strongly conquered. We had enough energy to participate in the after noon team building activity until the socials night.

Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (17) Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (18) Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (21)Halo halo time at Chowking near Morong, Bataan.

Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (23) Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (24) Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (25)This road goes to SCTex toll ways.
Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (26) Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (29) Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (30)Another halo halo break this time at the road side. Refreshing!
Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (31)We now reached, Olongapo City Welcome arch. The highest peak along the road.
Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (32) Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (34) Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (35) Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (37) Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (38) Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (39)    Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (45) Kalongkong Hiker - Manila to Subic Ride (46)My infamous, Kalongkong Hiker pose welcoming Trenders to White Rock Beach Resort.

The fact that, I have lots of energy to entertain the night with our Team Akamai Haka Chant rock the night and I’m pretty much sure they like it, hihi. Then we dance as the backup dancers to the tune of “Moves Like Jagger” for a Lip Sync Battle that night. Chill!

Surfin Luau 2015 - Trend Micro Summer Outing (45)My Team Akamai’s Haka Chant Costume! Awesome Socials Night Party I had this year! Epic Success.

I will share our Haka Chant video on this blog. Hope you will love it. It’s fun and it was my first time to do this time. OMG! Hahaha! 😀

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About Kalongkong Hiker

I am Paolo Mercado for 20 years I've been riding a bike, walking a lot and running a lot. I am Kalongkong Hiker, a trail runner, mountaineer and a biker that can also write a blog of my travels, adventures and places that I visited through walking, running and biking. I write to encourage others to stay healthy and fit. #KeepOnRunning #ShareTheRoad #KalongkongHiker
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One Response to Biking: Manila to Subic Bay Ride with my cycling buddy JEP

  1. Mark says:

    Guys, thanks for sharing… any advice for a foreigner on the route to take now (late August) to Subic from Manila… on a full sus mountain bike…? Any response appreciated, Mark

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