Friday, July 10, 2009

I haven't stopped biking, just was not able to take many MTB photos lately. Maybe I'll post some MTB photos taken during the recent summer months one of these days.

Monday, April 20, 2009

I was fortunate to join the 11th Tour of the Fireflies last Sunday. It is a yearly fun ride organized by the Firefly Brigade to promote biking not just as a sports/hobby but as a serious means of alternative transportation. This year's theme is Bike to Work, Bike to School, Bike to Play, Bike Today

along Ortigas Ave

The route took us via EDSA. With more than 10,000 bikers in all sorts of bikes, we literally stopped the traffic along our route. The peloton stretched for kilometers.

head of the peloton

More pics and stories soon.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Still here, and still riding :)

I haven't been able to take MTB pics lately. I've been riding some serious trails where photo taking is the last thing you'll think about. Don't get me wrong, the scenery is great, but the tracks are cardiac!

We call the trail: Shotgun Trail. I hope to take photos of it soon :)

Can I interest you on some outdoor photos in the meantime?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Candaba Fisherfolks Time to stretch those muscles and shed off that holiday fat. Last weekend I headed with an MTB buddy to the wildlife reserve in Candaba, Pampanga. Its time to promote a clean and green environment, so going to a wildlife reserve on a bike seemed like a nice "clean and green" statement (for my first ride for 2009).

Tres Pescadores

It was 68km (one way) of non stop pedalling along highways passing through several towns (Meycauayan, Marilao, Balagtas, Guiguinto, Pulilan, Plaridel, and Baliuag) of the province of Bulacan, no trails this time. We practically toured the eastern side of Bulacan.

with Mt. Arayat in the background

We arrived at the wildlife reserve just a little after 9AM. The sky was clear that day and we were treated to quite a sight.

fine sunny day in Candaba
fine sunny day in Candaba

The areas around the wildlife reserve are being used as rice fields during the dry months (they are practically underwater during the rainy season). The fields are being prep for planting at this time of the year.

the birds are used to human presence

Small fishes and frogs are abundant when the fields are being prepared for planting. The birds hunt for food the whole day. I've seen terns diving for fish and snails.

along the Baliuag-Candaba road

Some of the birds we saw that day:

a flock of terns

Gull-billed Terns

Egrets and herons are the most common birds there. There were Great and Little Egrets, and Chinese Egrets.

looking for food

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Looking forward to another year of mud, cuts, and bruises :D. Have safe ride for 2009!