Got this infographic from REI. Thinking of doing my own version and base it from my answers to all the questions I get from the guestbook, Facebook messages, and email from people on what's the right bike for them. Until then, this will do.
The Wrongway boys are riding up to Tagaytay from Batangas City this Saturday. Since I can't join them yet because of my tooth extraction last week, I'm thinking of doing the next best thing - take my car and ride as support.
I've only climbed up to Tagaytay four times in my whole cycling career. The first was a race from Megamall to Tagaytay back in the '90s. At that time, we can still bike on the coastal road. The second time was when we did the Sta. Rosa to Calatagan in 2006. The third was when we rode the trails and backroads of Sta. Rosa and ended up in Tagaytay. The last time was to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Philippine Cycling Network in 2010.
In all four instances, I haven't actually climbed from the Batangas side. (I've tried the wonderful downhill run on both the Nasugbu side and the Lemery side, though.)
As support for Saturday, I'm thinking of taking the huge cooler along and pack it with ice, energy drinks, and water. I invited Domeng to join me as well.