Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Playing with Fonts

I'm thinking that the "Bisikleta.ph" logo using the Impact font is a little bit dated, so I'm playing around with different fonts for the next version.

What do you guys think? Please post your thoughts in the comments section or in our Facebook page. Also, if you have other cool ideas that we can work on, let's collaborate.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Carbon Fibre vs. Steel

OK, so the video isn't exactly a bike part, but it's interesting to see just how strong can an engineered carbon fibre part be compared to its steel counterpart.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sunday Funday at the Heroes' Trail

It was a nice and easy ride yesterday with the ABS-CBN Sales boys. It was their first time to ride the Heroes' Trail, and I'm more than happy to be their ninong. I warned them that it's short, so if they feel like transfering to the Army Trail after a few laps, I'm all for it.

I think I did about six laps of the 2.13-kilometer loop with lots of rest and kwentuhan in between. Powered by Sausage McMuffin and taho, I did some hard laps and mixed it up with some relaxed ones.

While we did some more laps, the others tried their jumping skills. As you can see from the video, they're not bad at all.

This is such a relaxing way to start the week.

Want to ride this trail, too? I have a blog entry with directions on how to go here plus trail maps and other relevant information.

Monday, February 03, 2014

(Probably) The Biggest Upgrade That I Did

I started the fourth quarter of 2013 with a crazy goal  - to be delicious by December. It's a campaign aimed at being one of the most dashing people in time for my brother's wedding. Yes, it's as simple and as crazy as that - to lose weight with no fancy gimmicks; just good old hard work and sacrifice.

So I ran. I started slow at first - doing about two kilometers per session, but I made it consistent. I ran three to four times a week on our condo treadmill. Soon enough, from walk-runs, I transitioned to three-kilometer runs, and then four kilometers, and then five. I would've biked, but it's not safe to do that at night right after work in our area.

I also controlled my food intake, but not in a drastic and crazy way. I just ate more fruits and vegetables, and stopped the junk. I went for chirashis and sashimis, more than the usual burgers and pizzas. I also used a calorie counter app to see how much I ate and how much I burned.

And it worked. I lost 18 pounds by the wedding day that I had to adjust the belt because my pants would fall off.

Admitedly, it's still far from being delicious. I'm still a clydesdale with still a lot more to go. But with all the weight that I lost, my last two rides at the Heroes' Trail and at Timberland were all awesome: I was able to keep up with the pace, (almost) complete the climb up the steep grades of the blue trail's harder section, and more importantly, finish fresher.

I don't plan on stopping anytime soon now that I'm on a roll. My goal for this year: have a beach-acceptable body in time for Mads' Bali wedding in June, and be sub-200 by Morny's wedding in December.

Let's do this!
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