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Friday, March 18, 2011

Nothing to Report. For now.

Hi guys!

I don't have any new updates for the blog.

Last Sunday's ride from Batangas City to San Pascual to Alitagtag and back is OK but it's nothing new. What's noteworthy with it is the long incline from Bauan to Alitagtag that I loved. The trail going back that snakes between rice fields and mango plantations is just OK.

You can see the map here:


I'll be leaving for Beijing this weekend so I won't be posting any rides. What I do hope though is if I can rent a bike there and go around the city to check out the sights.

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Bisikleta.ph's got mail!

I finally have a Bisikleta.ph email address! Looks like doing these Saturday morning tech puzzles is beginning to pay off.

It's powered by Google Apps and it's free (the magic word)! You will need to have access to your domain management tool and add a few MX entries and a CNAME entry. I also had to put a Google verification code in my site's code for them to verify my ownership of the domain. It was intimidating at first, knowing that one screw up could mess my blog's domain, but after mustering up some courage and reading the instructions thoroughly I emerged victorious.

So now you can email me at jovan [at] bisikleta [d0t] ph. (Sorry, I can't write the email address straight here for fear of getting spammed.)

Cool, huh?

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Today's Ride: Not My Day


I didn't feel good in today's ride. I easily got tired and was at the back of the group most of the time. On the first climb, I had to sit down at the top to avoid getting lightheaded. It's so weird because my heart rate wasn't that high.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Instant Adrenaline Rush: Urban Downhill Race in Chile

VCA 2010 RACE RUN from changoman on Vimeo.

RJ just shared this video to me through Facebook and it gave me a huge adrenaline rush just watching it. It's an urban downhill race in Chile and the camera's point of view is from the racer. Seems like he has a GoPro camera mounted on his helmet. Watch! Watch! Watch!

Want some more? Go to Changoman's Vimeo channel now!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

The Fireflies need your help

Got an email from Ricky Pineda of the Firefly Brigade asking for volunteers for this year's Tour of the Fireflies.

For those of you who don't know, the Tour of the Fireflies is the oldest and biggest critical mass ride in the country, with the number of participants reaching well over 10,000. Try to imagine controlling that many cyclists and you'll know why they're in dire need of marshals.

Driver tries to kill cyclists in a Critical Mass Ride in Porto Alegre, Brazil


This video was shared on Facebook and in our PCN eGroup. When I watched it, I was just horrified as to how someone can just plow through a street packed with cyclists. It's sad that they haven't caught the driver of the car yet. It's also sad that even with all the videos taken, their police wasn't convinced that the driver was out to kill the cyclists. I hope this doesn't happen in any of our critical mass rides in the Philippines. My heart goes out to all the cyclists in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
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