Viajista Mountain Province Ride 2016 (video inside)

Posted by raredog in A.U.T.S., Bidyoko Pr... | 01.13.2017 - 3:43 pm

An adventure Christmas ride for us, Raredog and WilDog across the great Mountain Province of Benguet while challenging Typhoon Nina.

Take-off was supposed to be 12 midnight, but since we we’re still exchanging sms at around 11pm, we decided to adjust it to 3am para me onting tulog naman. Unfortunately, there’s a drizzle ng 3am, kaya nagpatila ng onti, kaya past 4am na kami naka take-off from Amparo Subd. going to Norzagaray – Angat – Bustos – Baliwag route.

But still, umulan ulit after 30 minutes, tolerable naman at nakakatamad ng huminto at magkapote. Kaya ayun, after riding for about two hours in the dark and in the rain, we stop to have coffee at a 7/11 somewhere in San Ildefonso, Bulacan. Dun ko nakita at naramdaman ang bigat ng binti ko, kase pulos putik na pala lower pants ko at basang-basa, I bought a pair of socks, and decided to just cut my pants na lang kse ang hirap kumilos, thinking me madadaanan kaming ukay-ukay along the way and just bought na lang dun ng pamalit na pants.

The original plan was to go straight to Sagada via Aritao – Bokod, but unfortunately pagdating namin Dalton Pass eh super bed weather condition, foggy at maulan. Since first time namin dadaanan yung route na yun, nag decide na akong mag re-route to Banaue muna since mas malapit from Dalton at alam ko na daan kse its my second time na papunta dun.

We have reached Banaue arc 5:30pm na at madilim na sobra, at super foggy na rin, tapos wala pang ilaw sa daan, kaya ayun para kaming mga bulag kahit naka-high na mga headlights namin nde kaya i-penetrate yung ulan at fog. Takbo namin nasa 5-10kph lang at talaga naman pag binilisan mo pa cguradong me kalalagyan ka haha! Nakakabigla yung mga zigzag! Pass 6pm na rin ng marating namin ang town at ng makita namin ang Wonderlodge to stay for the night. Actually naka ilang ikot din kami kakahanap ng lodge bago namin sya makita hehe.

9am na din ng makapag-ready kaming bumiyahe ulit. Sulit na din na nag spend kami ng gabi sa Banaue kase in the morning mavi-view namin at makakapag selfie background mga Rice Terraces (one of the Eight Wonders of the World).

Sarap mag sight seeing sa Bondoc, its just around 64kms to Sagada from Banaue, but because of its scenic view at dami ng zigzag kaya matagal ang biyahe, dami namin stopover para mag video at mag selfie hehe. We reached Sagada past 1pm na din tapos pahirapan na din makakuha ng lodge kase sandamakmak ang pipol grabe, locals and foreigners are everywhere, traffic pa nga eh.

Buti na lang me nakuha pa kaming garage room, reserve talaga for drivers kaso pinakiusapan na lang namin, buti naawa sa amin hehe.

After that, takbo na agad sa lahat ng tourist spot na pede namin mapuntahan kase nga balak namin overnight lang sa Sagada. We first go to Lake Danum, mejo malayo din from the town plaza, estimate ko mga 4kms cguro, buti na lang at naka motor kami kase walang biyahe papunta dun. Excited din akong marating at first time ko lang narinig yung place at napaisip din ako kse biro antaas na ng Sagada tapos meron pa syang lake.

The place was serene, andaming tao ng dumating kami, sayang lang at mejo bad weather kaya foggy, pero maganda daw dun makita yung sunset. Then next yung sa me pottery sana kaso agaw-dilim na kaya dumiretso na kami pabalik sa town. Dun ko naalala yung big bell sa me church, pede pang quickie selfie dun hehe. Tapos ayun, bili na kami pang dinner at pang mamam. Katabi lang namin ng room yung videoke room ng lodge kaya mejo maingay, nag setup na din kami ng sarili naming videoke using my bluetooth microphone at mini-projector kaya ayun nakipagsabayan na kami ng ingay haha!

Woke up at around 4am, grabe ang ginaw at ang hirap bumangon, hirap pang dumilat, naka sked kase kaming umakyat ng Marlboro Country to watch the sea of clouds. Nakakatuwa kase sunod kami ng sunod sa isang van, yun pala pababa na yun ng Sagada, napansin ko yun ng bigla ko maalala yung Petron gas station na nilampasan na namin ng mga 10 minutes ago na haha! Kaya ayun balik kami sa Petron after lumampas ng mga 3kms cguro hehe.

Dun sa me Petron yung daan pa Kiltepan Peak but since sobra daw dami tao dun kaya yung choice namin sa Marlboro Country na lang, but since wala kaming makitang daan dahil sa dilim at lahat ng sasakyan eh pa Kiltepan, dun na lang kami sumabay kesa maligaw pa.

Before 5am nasa peak na kami, sobrang maputik ang daan, kaya pa ng mga motor namin iakyat kami sa peak ang kaso nagmistulang parking lot na yung trail sa peak dahil puno na pala ng sasakyan sa taas. Nag park na lang kami sa tabi at nilakad paakyat yung peak. Sangkatutak na tao dinatnan namin dun, sobrang lakas ng hangin at sobrang lamigggg brrrr! Tuwang-tuwa kami sa mga nakita namin dun na naka short at t-shirt lang, marami sila nagkalat haha! Akala yata nila mall lang pupuntahan nila, ayun frosty the peanut and the banana sila dun bwahahaha!

Tapos ng sangkatutak na selfie at video sa place baba na din kami at balik sa base to have breakfast, plan pa sana matulog kaso bitin na sa oras, kaya gayak ulit para pumunta sa me Sumaging Cave. Sobrang putik din dun, hindi rin pala basta makakababa ng cave, need pala mag hire ng guide, P1K ang presyo tapos hanggang 10 kayo na iga-guide nya plus entrance fee pa bago pumasok sa cave.

Nagpicture and video na lang kami at si WilDog na lang ang bumaba sa Underground Burial dahil narating ko na yun dati at alam kong ang hirap umakyat pabalik dahil sobrang tarik hehe. Nag video din sya dun sa place pati mga coffins kinunan nya.

Gulat nga ako dahil within 15 minutes nakabalik sya agad sa taas hehe. Tapos ayun, back to base ulit, shower, pack our things, check our motors, nag lube ako sa chain kase tuyo na dahil sa ulan at lamig. Mga 12nn paalis na kami ng Sagada. Check din pala namin yung pa Marlboro Country, nakita namin grabe yung terrain papasok pa lang hehe.

Nag lunch kami cguro after an hour ride, ang kaso umulan na naman, we have our lunch at a waiting shed, nagluto kami noodles, bukas canned tuna at labas yung tira naming rice nung breakfast, ayun solved! Mejo tumila ulan, this time we’re headed to Atok, Benguet sa me Highest Point marker, popular sa mga motorcyclist to have a selfie hehe.

Reached Atok, Highest Point mejo pagabi na, nag coffee and selfie of course hehe, tapos we intended to go down Aritao via Buguias – Bokod Highway ang kaso we need to make a U-Turn of about 45kms, almost the same kung tutuloy na lang namin pa-Baguio yung way namin, so pinili na lang namin mag Baguio kse mas malapit at mas safe.

Halsema Highway doesn’t fail to amaze me, stopover kami ng nakakita ako ng sea of clouds na talaga namang parang cotton talaga, ayun inabot na din kami ng gabi sa Halsema, sobrang daming zigzag grabe nakakasuka sa dami hehe. Tapos buti na lang two-wheels kami kase nightmare sa lahat ng four-wheelers yung traffic pagdating sa toll gate ng Halsema, bago dumating cguro mga 3kms tapos after the toll around 3kms ulit, estimate ko hangggang La Trinidad umabot ng 9 kms yung trapik na super bagal ang galawan.

Nauna ako ng mga 30 minutes ke WilDog kase napwesto sya sa wala talagang lusutan at galawan na posisyon sa trapik hehe. Pahirapan na naman sa paghahanap ng lodge sa Baguio dahil gabi na at peak season pa, good thing naalala ko na nasa Baguio nga din pala ang anak kong si Sean at mommy nya for a Xmas Vacation and they’re staying at Loakan Rd near Kennon, kaya ayun kinausap na lang namin may-ari ng lodge na kung pede kami dun mag stay dagdag na lang kami ng bayad, awa ng diyos at yung German na asawa eh biker din yata kaya ayos me natulugan kami hehe.

Pagka gising, prepare kami breakfast ng omellette at tuyo ayun sarap ng kain namin, tapos shower agad at gusto na naming umuwi ng maaga, sayang nga at kung kelan madaming ukayan tsaka pa ako nde pedeng mag-ukay kase nga nasa Kennon yung pwesto namin, kakatamad ng pumunta pa ng Burnham. Iuuwi ko na lang itong short ko tutal sanay na naman yung katawan ko at hindi na ganun kalamig unlike sa Sagada at Banaue.

Stopover kami sa Lion’s Head para bumili ng onting pasalubong, tapos gas up ako sa me Rosario La Union, 9 liters nagkasya sa 10 liter tank ko, uhaw na uhaw na pala hehe.

Anlupit ng widening na ginawa nila pa Maynila, mula Pozzorubio hanggang mag stop over kami sa Moncada, Tarlac to have our lunch, feel namin nasa NLEX o SLEX kami sa lapad ng kalsada, trafficless at oonti ang sasakyan, hataw to sawa talaga haha!

Nag stopover ulit kami sa Dau for snacks, tapos go na ulit, we will be going for the Bocaue – Sta Maria road ng maligaw kami at napunta kami ng Marilao, nagtaka kami pareho kase sanay kami parehas sa daan na yun pero bigla kaming naligaw, almost 1 hour din kami paikot-ikot sa lugar na yun bago kami lumabas sa junction ng Sta. Maria – Muzon, dun lang kami nakahinga ng maluwag kase sureball na namin yung daan na pa Tungko haha!

8pm na nang maghiwalay kami ni WilDog sa Amparo, at mga 8:30pm naman ako nakarating ng Lagro. Thank God sa isa na naman pong safe at masayang adventure na pinagkaloob mo sa amin!

Total Ride Distance – 855 kms (including ligaw at pasyal)
Total Fuel Consumed – 20 liters
Motorcycle – Yamaha SZ16-150cc converted to Brat Scrambler

WilDog Motorcycle – Keeway RKS 150cc

Sometimes you need to sacrifice a LITTLE to gain something BIG!

https://youtu.be/gGyyPZVM1-I
p.s. something weird has happened to WilDog camera, lahat ng kuha sa Sagada before kami umuwi (Sumaging Cave, Lumiang Burial Cave at sa Lodge) eh burado lahat.???


6.5HP Fujihama engine for my trike

Posted by raredog in A.U.T.S., Bidyoko Pr... | 11.17.2016 - 2:18 pm

tire-and-chassis

 

Things are coming into places as I’ve recently acquired a 6.5HP Fujihama Gas Engine for my motorized trike project. Gone are my pedal driven trikes, now is the time for much more power or acceleration without the need of a downhill. I may have now the option to place a foot assisted brake like a guitar pedal order on my foot rest as it may look much gnarlier. 😛

There’s a funny story behind this engine. Both me and my trike builder Bryan was on a motorcycle surplus store that day waiting for our order for a surplus engine, when the salesman said that all their engine on their warehouse has no magneto, and that we have to wait another week for their new surplus deliveries.

Frustrated, we have no choice but to return to Brare Custom Trike’s warehouse emptyhanded. Suddenly, Bryan thought of his friend from just two blocks away, he told me he saw this engine last week and was asking his friend if he’s gonna sell it, his friend who were having second thought says “maybe”.

Without wasting a moment, we went there and Bryan asked again his friend about the engine. His friend finally agrees and sold it to me. Bryan and me went back at the warehouse with a big grin on my face! 😆


Bidyoko Prodaksyon Latest Videos 2

Posted by raredog in A.U.T.S., Bidyoko Pr... | 10.18.2016 - 3:22 pm

A short video on how to make a simple tangible watermark for your GoPro or any other action cam. Shoot anything or anywhere with your own watermark seen on every video you made. With this watermark, you can instantly upload your video without the need to edit on any video editing software.
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Watch our badminton session at Power and Speed Badminton Center. Its my first time to play badminton on a court with net at the middle, its kinda more professional than the way I used to play when I was a kid
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2016 World Teacher Celebration of DepEd Rizal. Featuring a Lakambini contest from selected public teachers all over Rizal.
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At the reception of Lourd Cedric baptismal, and Charles and Cai birthday celebration. Happened at Charkool Leisure Garden Resort in San Jose Bulacan


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