Article title taken from Maroon 5′s song Sunday Morning.
My cellphone then beeps at a little past 5 A.M. It was Frank. He’s asking if I would be riding.
Well, I thought, since I’m up already then I’d go. So I send him a reply telling him I’ll see him at the Daang Hari police outpost.
When I arrived at 6:30 A.M. he was already there. I look around and didn’t see any of the other Backout Boys. I started to wonder why.
So we wait, we talk, and we wait some more. Around 7:30 A.M. I recognized someone riding towards the police outpost. It was Rodel who I was with just the day before, who didn’t commit to riding this day.
All the while it was drizzling, then it stops, then it drizzles again. When it started to get a little bit stronger we all decided to take off. We, at least Frank and I, have waited long enough.
I plotted a new route to avoid having to go through (yes, THROUGH) the newly installed barbed wire fence that crosses our usual route. With this new route we only sacrifice a small section of obstacles and go through one dip and climb section in reverse.
Along the way we met with 2 big groups. The first one seemed lost, the second one are the San Pedro boys — Frank later informed me those are the Bike Hub (a San Pedro bike shop) boys — good guys, cool guys. I’ve ridden with them once (they were the group who introduced me to the Bokiko trail).
After resting at the left turn going to Bokiko I felt hungry and the 4 of us decided to turn back earlier (we were supposed to turn back at the end of the Bokiko trail where the housing development project is located) but still do the long loop of going through Tubuhan (bamboo fields) where the dirt road turns into a long and winding single track, detour downhill, and climb up the narrow single track up to the tamarind tree, rest here, and continue on to the boulder-hopping river, do the nice winding and narrow climb, and eat at Kuya Ding’s for some lugaw with egg, and Coke.
Another quick and satisfying Sunday ride.Did you like this story? Buy me a coffee!
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