LBC Ronda Pilipinas To Kick Off In QC With A Fun Ride

LBC Ronda Pilipinas Kick Off 2011

The countdown to LBC Ronda Pilipinas officially begins on September 18 with a fun ride and presentation of the 16 teams entitled “LBC Ronda Pilipinas: Ro-Ronda Na!” at the Quezon City Hall grounds according to LBC Express, Inc. global corporate communications head Jocel G. de Guzman.

De Guzman, who is also the media director of LBC Ronda Pilipinas, said that Ro-Ronda Na! is the kick-off event of the biggest road bicycle race in the country to introduce the 16 participating teams and 96 riders to the media and public.

“We want the public to meet the teams and riders competing for the 7 million Continue reading

Mens Health All Terrain Race 2011 Track Read

For all the riders who cannot do their own track reading, here are some of the shots we took last Tuesday.

Every track read starts at zero
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From what we’ve seen, the trail will start here
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First slope, you need some acceleration.
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Wooden plank bridge, caution: DO NOT overtake here. Continue reading

NUVALI Earth Celebration

In case you will ride your bike in Nuvali, you may want to celebrate and pay tribute to Planet Earth with art displays and activities that Nuvali has prepared in commitment to environmental awareness and appreciation.
Nuvali Earth Celebration 2011

Schedule of Activities

May 14, 2011
Health and Fitness
10:00AM – 5:00PM
Indulge in health and wellness exercises and workshops amidst natural surroundings.

On the Spot Painting
10:00AM – 7:00PM
Capture nature on a canvass with on-the-spot painting activities. See nature from an artist’s perspective with one-of-a-kind art exhibit.

May 15, 2011
The Art of Wellness Cooking
10:00AM – 5:00PM
Learn new ways in preparing and cooking healthy  dishes and treats.

May 21, 2011
Green Technology Exhibit and Talks
10:00AM – 5:00PM
Learn about new green technology trends in healthy community living.

May 22, 2011
Blooms and Landscapes
10:00AM – 5:00PM
Learn the art of natural flower arranging, bonsai-making, natural landscaping with workshops from the experts.

May 28-29, 2011
Give the Earth Your Best Shot
10:00AM – 5:00PM
The beauty of nature from the different lenses: A photo contest and workshop around Nuvali to learn from expert photographers on the art of capturing nature in photographs.

Bike Terminologies

Do you know where is the Cassette in your bike? No, it’s not the old audio cassette that I’m talking about here.

Do you know what is a Rebound? Well, I’m sure you do…but this is not about basketball.

Alright,  do you know where to find the Nipple and Top Tube? NO, it’s not what you’re thinking, silly.

If you are like me when I was just a newbie in biking, there were terminologies that I was not aware of or not the exact meaning that I’m accustomed to.

Biking Philippines is proud to present the various bike terminologies that might be of help in getting to know more of your bike.  The pages were arranged in alphabetical order from A-C, D-G, H-R and finally all the bike terms in S-Z.  This is a work in progress.

Just click on this link to get to Bike Terminology Page.

Looping Around Sagada 2010

My family had the opportunity to spend our Christmas vacation 2010 in Sagada and the 2011 New Year in Baguio. My wife also gave me “visa” to try some trails  during the vacation.

There’s not much action shots but hopefully you will still enjoy the pictures.
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It was supposed to be a solo ride from Sagada to Bontoc.
A curved mountain in Sagada

Another solo picture of Whikey in Sagada...again?

Fortunately, I’ve met a fellow bike, Andrei, who told me that it’s too late already to go to Bontoc.
Andrei solo picture at Lake Danum

Andrei, whom I’ve met the previous day in Mt. Polis on our way to Bontoc, served as my “accidental” trail master and a tour guide at the same time on my first biking day in Sagada.
Andrei with his sister, Adame

He brought me to Lake Danum.
Bikeric after a successful ride in Lake Danum

According to him, this natural water reservoir used to be clean and sparkling clear with lots of fishes. This famous landscape is half-way between Sagada and Besao- where Andrei originally came from. He is now a professor in UP Baguio.

On my second day of biking, I had the privileged to meet and be guided by Steve. He showed me the trails in Marlboro country (yes, there’s a local version) and Kiltepan.

Steve, my trail master in Sagada
Steve also brought me to some dangerous down hills which according to him are his son’s playground. Continue reading

3 Specialized Bikes for Serious Riders

If you want to take up cycling as a sport or hobby, rather than simply as a means of transport, look for a more specialized bike, such as a race level road bike, a mountain bike, or a BMX bike.

As bikes become more sophisticated they need more care. For example, lightweight parts wear quickly, so they must be kept scrupulously clean. Carbon wheel rims require special brake pads that do not work well on metal. Hydraulic disc brakes and suspension systems need regular attention.

Do not let this put you off buying your dream bike. Just as riding it will be a joy, maintaining it to exacting standards will be part of the whole cycling experience.

The Road Bike

Lightweight materials and narrow tyres make road bikes good for fitness riding, day touring, and competitions. The aerodynamic position afforded by a drop handlebar offers great speed. Road bikes are so light and have such a range of gears that almost anyone, with a little training, can tackle the great mountain passes made famous by the Tour de France.

The Mountain Bike

Full-suspension mountain bikes allow you to break new ground and ride across rugged terrain that was previously unthinkable and at speeds that were once unattainable.

The BMX Bike

These bikes are built for acceleration and agile bike handling. Like some of the very first bikes, BMXs are made almost entirely from steel because it transfers power in a way that no other material can.