Nothing beats our drifting getaway last weekend in Mariveles, Bataan. Together with the Pinoy Drift Trikes crew we bond for hours! Also meet new acquaintances! new found places and lotsa food trippin! And of course last but not the least, we had so much fun drifting over the fast hill at FAB in Mariveles, Bataan.
We had quite a number of drops, considering we started late in the afternoon due to the scorching heat. Good thing I was one of the boys that drop the night before, at least mas nakarami ng drop hehe.
The Bataan Drop Zone is almost 2 kilometers. Starting from PUP and ends on FAB gate at Visayas Ave. The whole ride and drift took us around 3 minutes with top speed reaching 80km/hr at its most!
You could imagine the adrenaline rush pumping through our veins, the sound of our pvc wheels on the street makes me wanna use the best noise isolating headphones to relax my eardrums lol!
It’s actually my posse Rommel who made this DIY 360 Swivel helmet mount for his GoPro camera. He allow me to use it on my helmet that day, and because of excitement I hurriedly fix it on top of my helmet and forgot to have some photos with it for posting it on my blog. Nevertheless, since I memorized all the materials needed in making one.
Assuming you already got a helmet with helmet adhesive mounts, with J-buckle and bolt.
The materials is easy to acquire and the steps are simple
A. caster wheel that revolves (remove the wheel)
B. nylon zip ties (insert it on the caster wheel base and tied it to the aluminum bar)
c. aluminum bar (around 2 and half feet in length and place the caster wheel at the middle, on the other side place an adhesive helmet mount with a quick release buckle to match with the J-buckle on top of your helmet, then secure the bolt to hold both buckles)
D. stick-on weights to balance the camera
e. roll-bar mount to place your GoPro camera
Well that’s it! Enjoy making cool videos with yout 360 Swivel Helmet mount!
Below is a sample video of the Pinoy Drift Trikes crew and me while using the 360 Swivel Helmet mount on our drop at Mariveles, Bataan.
Kase naman po its late na at nakasanayan ko lang mag-post every first of May in celebration of my blog (raredog’s chronicle – websaytko.com). Going strong (daw) on its 8th Year presence in the world wide web. O diba tatag din noh hehe! Which now coincides with Cjay (my van) first year with me. Tapos mejo dikit na din dun sa foundation day ng tinayo kong community na Pinoy Drift Trikes which is on its 2nd year naman last May 2, 2014. Catch us here – https://www.facebook.com/PinoyDriftTrikes
Ok, so why now? Why late post?
It started two weeks before May 1. This site was hacked! My hosting company suspended it temporarily because they detected an email spamming script that’s making their SERVER perspires tremendously haha! Pati ba naman Google nag email at phishing nga daw yung websaytko sa kanila hehe. It took me almost an entire week cleaning my server email accounts, uninstalling and re-installing wordpress application and plugins, double checking my databases and deleting unwanted files/suspicious files on my file storage in my hosting company, it wasn’t that easy at all, but really rewarding ng matapos ko hayyyy!
Next thing was when it was our company outing at Estrellas de Mendoza in Laiya, Batangas last April 29-30. Mejo relax-relax din pag me time. Inisip ko na lang its the blow-out of websaytko haha! So hindi pa rin ako nakapag-post kase nga on relax mode ang lolo haha!
Tapos eto pa! Very timely din sa anniversary ng Pinoy Drift Trikes, I got invites from Bataan Drift Trikers to go there with the Pinoy Drift Trikes Crew last May 3 and 4 for some extreme drifting and bonding. Everyone had a blast! Lots of activities ba naman eh, aside from drifting to our hearts content, anjan din siempre yung kainan at inuman, swimming, and photo ops! Not to mention I fell in love with “gummy bears” haha! I tagged along my kid Sean Kirk, coz like me he’s also into trike drifting, biruin mo at his young age of 10 he impressed everybody by showing his drifting skills and his No Fear attitude on the curvaceous and steep hills of Mariveles, Bataan.
About Cjay naman, well he was supposed to be utilized during our trip to Bataan, but since some of us can’t make it, we decided to just bring only one Toyota Hilux na lang since kasya naman kami at mas makakatipid pa. Sayang lang, na-test ko sana sa long drive si Cjay ko hehe!
So ayun pagod ulit at ilang days pa dumaan para maka-recover tapos mejo toxic din sa work lately tapos eto hindi muna ako naglaba to give way to this post haha!