Last September 8, 2012 was a big day for Pinoy Drift Trikes as “drift trikes” was shown on Philippine television for the first time via the Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho show on GMA 7. This underground extreme sport has gained momentum and its much needed exposure to the Filipino audience particularly those into extreme sports.
our segment on Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho
Although drift trikes has already been popular in many countries (USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Greece, Peru, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and South Africa) for two years now, its only early this year that drift trike’s enthusiasts from the Philippines was organized through Pinoy Drift Trikes.
the uncut version of our drift
This will benefit the country just in case an international competition will sprung out in the near future from this extreme sport, as this will more likely honed competitive pinoy drift trikers as early as possible.
Check us out at http://www.facebook.com/PinoyDriftTrikes for more updates on drift trikes.
Another great drift trike session we have last Sunday in Tanay, Rizal. We met three new trikers from Cainta and that makes it more exciting as our new found colleagues are just as extreme as we are haha!
The first spot we played had an S-curve (photo above) that’s only around 600 meters. It has a good slope that make us drift to as fast as 40 – 50 kph, not bad at all but of course everyone else is looking for a much more extreme experience that’s why we tried the opposite road from our camp.
Wapakkk! We were so stoked as the road is literally so twisted and the angle is much more inclined so basically it means more speed and much more action for us haha!
Well, I guess you just have to watch our video and see it for yourself. 😀
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTwq5MeLz6UMore Pinoy Drift Trikes videos coming soon!!!
Since I’ve founded Pinoy Drift Trikes page on Facebook last May 2,2012. I told myself I gotta have a drift trike the soonest possible time! And so PROJECT: TRICIA was born. Its what I called for the making of my drift trike which I’ve named Tricia.
I started collecting and buying bicycle scraps last week of May 2012. The first I got my hands on was my kid’s bike handle bar (I replaced it with a plain pipe hehe) then I bought a bike frame and a magwheel from a junk shop, followed by a new pair of pneumatic caster wheels in Binondo (8 inches diameter). By the way these wheels is one of the major parts of the trike, it will be purposely inserted inside a pvc pipe for the trike to drift.
And speaking of pvc, you gotta have lots of patience with this. I tell you, this is the most elusive part, I could have finished this project in a much shorter time if its readily available. Its popularly known as “sleeves” and Its actually the last part Tricia needed to be 99% complete.
Lo and behold! Last Saturday was a good day for me and Tricia for I’ve finally found a source to buy a pvc pipe. (after 2 months of searching haha!)
Me and some neighbor posse help in assembling Tricia right after I brought home the pvc pipe, everyone had a smile on their faces because drift trikes is so new to their eyes that they want to built it quickly to see how it lookslike and how it works. So within a few minutes we took it to the street for a road test and drifting action! The air filled with awe and amazement (specially the kids) as Tricia drifts well on the pave. By the way you might ask, why 99%, its because I still need to put a front brake on it 😀
A little cranking and tuning plus good weather condition and I will find myself seriously drifting with other drift trikes owners at some cool downhill spots. Stay tuned. 😀
UPDATED October 12, 2012
Here’s Tricia and me now. 😀