Welding and Grinding Day

A whole lot of lovin and welding and grinding going on. 😀




The Lenten holiday gave me ample time to personally customized both T2 (my trike) and Sean Kirk’s trike! Two birds in one stone! Not only that it saves me money for not bringing it to a welding shop, but at the same time got the privilege to practice my rusty welding skills haha!




What I did was I’ve adjusted my seat bracket 6 inches backwards and added length to the original Huffy Slider axle of Sean Kirk’s trike to make it similar with my axle’s size. 😀


Oh by the way, Kudos to my 78 year old mom, she’s my photographer for this session, and boy was she great! Thanks mama! Love you! 😀


Tricia Resurrected

Out of misery and loneliness brought by the recent loss of my drift trike Tricia. I got inspired during my free time to build a mini-replica of Tricia from some materials I’ve accumulated for the past months from different sources. 😀


The roller wheels that served as the PVC is from a portable plastic bin with wheels underneath, the front magwheel came from a toy motorcycle, the fork from a bottle holder of a bicycle, and lastly, the metal tubings that served as the main frame, the axle and the handle bar, that came from a defective fuel pump assembly, kinda cool isn’t it! 😆


This replica does not come cheap though, coz I shell out almost 500 bucks for some nuts and bolts and for the tig weld service to put things together. Good thing there’s some leftover spray paint from the one I’ve used with Tricia. Just enough to cover Tricia Jr. for at least 80% haha!


Although its 100% finished, I still want some improvement on the seat and fork, its a bit uncool hehe. For the meantime, I just want to play with it, flaunt it, brag about it, or simply bring it anywhere for some photo-ops! :mrgreen:

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Missing My Tricia

Why would I miss Tricia (my drift trike)?


To begin with, during the first quarter of 2012, after I’ve started watching tons of drift trikes videos on Youtube and instantly became obsessed that I decided to build one from scratch. Since I don’t know any person who’s into this sport and any legit store that sells drift trikes here in the Philippines, so I guess I just have to rely on myself and started visiting junk shops and haggle with any metal parts that I thought would be needed to build my trike.


Around last week of May 2012 I brought all my stuff (assorted bike parts and metal scraps) to a welding shop to build the trike frame, and that day TRICIA was born or was form 😀


Although Tricia is made of about 80% junk (only the seat, axle bearings and tires are brand new) I’m still proud of what it looks like when it was completed and ready to be drifted!


Almost three months passed by before Tricia and me drifts with the rest of the Pinoy Drift Trikes crew (a community I founded last May 2012 in Facebook to find people with the same passion in trike drifting.) We have occasional trike drifting sessions in Thunderbird in Angono, Sierra Madre in Tanay, Timberland in San Mateo and night drifting every Friday in Kapitolyo, Pasig.


Dahil nga sa bago itong extreme sports na ito, maraming television shows ang nag-invite sa amin na magpalabas. The shows that we have guested are – Kapuso mo Jessica Soho (GMA 7) , Matanglawin (ABS-CBN 2), Sports 37 (UnTV 37) , Sports Pilipinas (GMA News TV 11) , Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN 2), Bestmen (GMA News TV 11), The Good News (GMA News TV 11).


Bale sa The Good News lang kami hindi lumabas ni Tricia kase hindi ako pedeng umabsent sa work on the schedule shooting day. So imagine naka 6 tv shows na si Tricia ko! Ganunkarami


I can still recall how the priest react when me and my family brought our van to be blessed in Antipolo church together with my Yamaha Mio scooter. He was surprised because all the while he thought he would only blessed the van and my motorcycle, tapos yun nung binaba ko si Tricia from the van he said while smiling “Ayos meron pa palang isa jan at kakaiba pa haha!” First time daw na me nagpa-bless ng drift trike hehe.


I’ve also lost counts to how many people (including Ms. Venus Raj) have tried Tricia or just simply pose for some souvenir photos with her. My kids, friends, neighbors and posse have fun with her, even my mom had fun moments and photos with Tricia.


In fact Tricia was included in our merry making in welcoming the year 2014 as you would see in the tribute I have made for her. So you could imagine yung pinagsamahan namin ni Tricia and how my life evolves with her.


I guess my story would answer why would I miss Tricia?

Tricia is like a part of the family. And to the person who stole it inside my van last February 6, 2012 at 6:00 am, I’m still very confused why you did it, I just hope that somehow it helped you one way or the other, if not, then I think you better return it back to me.