Read Back to Insanity, Part 1 here.
Getting our strength and endurance back slowly by riding every weekend, occasionally quickies on weekdays, with the help of fellow Backout Boys, Team Prima teammates, and our friends the QueensRow Boys, Frank and I sometimes feel a single, full loop of the Malipay trail network just doesn’t fulfill the [...]
Evening of Feb. 17, 2012, my phone beeped. “Where are we riding tomorrow?”
That’s the text message I received from Frank, my long-time riding buddy.
We both got back on the saddle at the start of this year.
I was forced to stop due to the trauma of my bike-jacking at gunpoint experience (I haven’t written about this, [...]
I’m back on the saddle, and it feels great! After almost a year off (after the bike-jacking) I’m feeling like a first-timer again.
At the first opportunity I got off my fat ass and went out to ride. Also taking advantage of having my eldest son back home for the holidays I brought him along for [...]
[ Sat, Mar 19, 2011 to Sun, Mar 20, 2011. ]
Click on this link to watch the videos:
Dirt Is Good 2011: Super D track from Francis Arellano on Vimeo.
Dirt Is Good 2011: Super D track, part 2 from Francis Arellano on Vimeo.
Whole body crouched. Head buried between arms. Hands gripping the back of the head. Face contorted in a pain-like expression. Eyes tightly closed. Mouth wide open as if shouting. The sound of groaning in the air, almost a whisper… almost not. Exactly how I was feeling.
Curiosity, and the chance to pedal a long distance (for some), got the best of some Mofos (a.k.a. Philmofo members).
I received a PM asking if I’ll be available to lead a a group of Mofos around our local trails. Since majority of the group normally rides in the east (of the metro) I decided to [...]
October 24, 2009, the Sanitarium ride happened. Click on the link to read about the ride or refresh your memory, but finally, after almost a year, I was able to fix and upload the video of this ride. It’s mostly the clips of our visitors: Vic, Ria, and her husband Dex — first-timers in Malipay.
[ Sat, Jun 12, 2010; 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM. ]
Route: Phoenix Daang Hari >> Pala-pala Dasmarinas >> Trece Martires Phoenix >> Tanza >> Kawit Phoenix >> Phoenix Daang Hari
Phoenix Ride for a Cause – community relations-building with residents of the Malipay trail network
June 12, 2010, Saturday
6:00 am: Assembly (Phoenix D.Hari) fellowship breakfast (light snacks)
7:00 am: Take off (via Paliparan, SM Dasma, Governor’s drive to [...]