Baguio Ride 2009

Although there are some consequences I disregard just to have this dream ride push through!

byaheng baguio 2009

Time and budget was no issue this time because the christmas holiday was too long to just waste without having one decent ride, and I have saved enough dough from my bonuses too.

Although there are some consequences I disregard just to have this dream ride push through!

1. swollen left wrist – from accidentally doing a stoppie (while having a backride)
2. muscle pain on my chest – from the stoppie as well
3. low pressure area on my route
4. ride buddies backing out on the last minute
5. wifey was against it, saying the stoppie incident was a premonition, bwahaha Continue reading “Baguio Ride 2009”

Iron Butt – Pinoy Version Part Three

If we were 26 minutes late and had crossed the 25 hour mark, then we would have failed. There was nothing like the feeling I had at that point. We have proven something that a lot of people were so sceptical about and said was not even humanly possible on small displacement bikes and scooters.

And without further ado.  The finale…

When we got to the bridge, Jake stopped and grabbed the opportunity to take some pictures. The bridge was being repaired and there was a lot of people around. After taking some souvenir shots, we were getting more worried about the condition of Herc’s scooter. Although he had Tito with him, we wanted to be all together at this point. We then pushed further when Jake realized that he had Herc’s tire on his back and I had the hand pump that they may need to load up a little air to get them to the next vulcanizing shop. We then decided to stop and talk about what to do. We decided to send Stampedeblue back with the tire and the hand pump while me and Jake pushed towards our goal. After splitting up, we got to Bangui and a Flying V station welcomed us. I filled up my tank and left a message for the rest of the group with the gasoline girl. We had to push. We were getting behind schedule. Continue reading “Iron Butt – Pinoy Version Part Three”

Iron Butt – Pinoy Version Part Two

We hope that our adventure will influence others to embark on this sort of endurance riding…

This is indeed an experience for the iron butts…

We have proven something that a lot of people were so skeptical about and said was not even humanly possible on small displacement bikes and scooters.

And their journey continues…

Jake had a flat tire! Me and Herc stopped to help him out as Tito and Stampede were already ahead of us. This was at around 1 AM. As we worked hard on getting the rear wheel of Jake’s bike, Herc went off to look for a close by vulcanizing shop. As soon as we got the wheel of the bike, Herc has just returned and told us that there was a shop about 20 seconds away from where we were. What a relief! We gave the wheel and the spare interior to Herc and he sped off to get the wheel repaired. While waiting, we were calculating the time we lost from the traffic and the incident. We told ourselves that we need to push since the lost time only made it harder for us. The moment Herc returned, we immediately began working on getting the wheel installed. All three of us helped and got the wheel back on in less than 10 minutes. We saddled up and raced away. Continue reading “Iron Butt – Pinoy Version Part Two”