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Sunday, August 13, 2017

4,200 Bikers gathered together! Biggest TamBIKE in the Philippine History Ever!



Are you part of the History?

HISTORY CON PHILIPPINES 2017



The biggest entertainment convention is back in Philippines; Bigger, Bolder and Better!

The 4-day event comes back bigger than ever, with over 300 exhibitors and experiences in the star-studded convention, including a special Home & Living Fair curated by FYI.
Highlights include

The largest Cars & Bikes rally
• Bike Build-Off
• HISTORY Maker Awards
• Toys and Superheroes exhibit
• Retro Basketball 3 On 3
• Making History with World Records attempts
• Outdoor Activities such as Shooting Range, Medieval Battle, Motorcades, ATV rides & mor
• FYI Food Fair & Tutorials
• Immersive Tiny House Nation experience
• Engaging HISTORY & FYI workshops
• Chance to win merchandise
and much more.




August 13. 2017
A "should have been" a day to make a history. But what happen?
Bikers from different places up north like Valenzuela, Bulacan, Pampanga, and from down south, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Batangas, Laguna and other parts of Metro Manila, we all gathered together to be part of the WORLD HISTORY, we out-numbered the 1,186 bikers in Bangladesh by 4,200 Filipino Bikers. 

Preparation. 

The Event "Bike History - Bike ride from historical landmarks to World Trade Center Manila" has been posted more than a month before the said event date by Jhay Galang https://www.facebook.com/jhay.galang.9. That's why every bike group leaders invited and gathered all their members to participate in the event. who doesn't want to be part of the history, no one right? It's a long preparation for every group. During that day, we woke up early and together and ride out at 5:00 in the morning and pedal our way to WTC. We arrived before 6:30 in the morning, we are early birds! Hooray! We registered our group and individual members. Some bikers who want to have freebies and want to go inside WTC are required to pay a sum of 500 pesos. I just don't know how many have paid or should I say, how many have been scammed, are you one of them? 


So what really happen?

It's already 9:00 in the morning and we're still stuck up outside. No one is giving instructions on what to do, what not and what will happen next. No organizer can be seen outside, no microphones, no stage, no speakers. Nothing at all! just so many bikers that are ready to be grilled under the heat of the sun. Our stomachs are getting angry, we are all hungry. So we decided to go outside the parking lot and find food to eat. While cycling outside the vicinity, we saw our fellow bikers biking together in group, so we decided to come back to WTC because we think it's already the start of the much-awaited ride of the World History, at last! But while waiting for our turn to be inserted in the long queue of bikers, a fellow biker came to us and told us that the ride has already been started. Like what?! we've been waiting for hours in the parking lot for nothing. What happen? Hmm, I think the paid bikers were the priorities. But nevertheless, there should be a proper coordination and organization. There's no program to follow at all, all vehicles outside are getting angry to the bikers due to the traffic created.

What should have been done?

There should be a proper program flow. The roads outside WTC should have been blocked to other vehicles, it should have been exclusively open for bikers only. There should be a host or emcee or organizer that is responsible for giving instructions on what to do and the likes. But there's nothing, there's nothing at all. We are all disappointed.

Result? 

Almost all bikers who joined the event were angry to Jhay Galang, the person responsible for this shit, oh sorry Jhay, you're really in trouble now. You make us all angry to you! it should be a great day to make a history, but it all turns out to be a misery. 

Oh congratulations, by the way, your name is so "MABANGO" in the community of the History Con, you did it Jhay! Great Endeavor huh? wow! It's so nice of you! But you cannot get away from us, from all the bikers you have bump, from all the bikers you have caused pain, from all the bikers who travel long just to be part of your so called History ride. Congratulations once again! 




Your sorry is not enough sir Jhay Galang, please tell us more. 





So the event ended to be the biggest TamBIKE in the Philippine History ever. Thanks to my group "Las Piñas Mountain Bike Group" thanks for being organized. And to all bikers who joined the event, Kudos to us all! We can really say that we are all united as one. Thank you. We did it. We're part of the Histerrifc Con. LOL. 






Photo Credits to our resident Photographer: Franco Offemaria 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Masakit ang First Time


Pasok pa din nang naka bisikleta, bike is life kasi 



ang hapdi nung nadampian ng tubig 


Betadine, laking tulong, pero basic ang sakit! 


                                                                      At last, natapalan na siya. 

Naranasan mo na ba ang unang sakit? Yung hapdi, yung kirot, yung pagpilipit, ang pagkauntog sa sobrang likot, ang paghampas sa pader at sa sahig dahil sa sobrang intense, naranasan mo na bang magkaroon ng pasa sa sobrang sarap pero fulfilling? pakiramdam mo buo ka na, pakiramdam mo isa ka ng ganap na tao. Parang gusto mo pang umisa pa, parang gusto mo pang ulitin pa, kasi sa mga susunod, alam mong hindi ka na masasaktan, kasi naranasan mo na, alam mo na, handa ka na, at mapaghahandaan mo pa lalo ang bawat sakit at hapding paparating at lalasapin. 

Ganito sa mundo ng pagbibisikleta, hindi mo talaga maiiwasan ang sakuna at disgrasya. Halos isang taon na din pala akong nahuhumaling sa mundo ng bike, parang parte na talaga siya ng pang araw-araw kong buhay, parang hindi ko na kayang malayo pa or humiwalay sa kanya. Kapag papasok sa trabaho ito na yung service ko, less hassle, iwas traffic at wala pang gagastusing pamasahe. Pati sa pamamasyal lalo na sa malalayong lugar, bike na talaga ang aking kasa-kasama, parang ang bilis kasing makapunta sa lugar na gusto mong puntahan, ikaw ang master ng sarili mong destinasyon at sasakyan. 

Pero lahat ng bagay o pangyayari ay hindi perpekto. Lahat ng bagay ay hindi puro sarap ang mararanasan at malalasap, lahat ng bagay ay may kasamang sakit. Oo masaya, ang gaan sa pakiramdam, until last night, nung unang beses kong naranasan ang sumemplang. Gabi na, madilim sa kalsada, pauwi na kami ng mga kagrupo ko sa bisikleta, nang bigla kaming natumba ng aking pinakamamahal na bisikleta. Dahil na naubusan na ng charge ang aking ilaw, hindi ko napansin na papalapit na pala ako sa humps, ito yung umbok sa kalsada, medyo tumabingi yung gulong ko kaya natumba kami, maliit na galos lang naman sa siko ang aking nakuha, pero may mga pasa sa ibang parte ng aking katawan, medyo masakit din ang likod, balikat at braso, pero ayos lang. Napaupo ako, at nagtanong sa akin ang isa sa mga kaibigan ko "Okay ka lang? anong masakit sayo?" at ang sagot ko "Ayos lang ako, yung bike ko kaya?" haha, imbis na sarili ang isipin, bike pa din talaga. Pero serysoso, okay lang ako. Masarap mag bike. Pero dapat palagi tayong handa, palaging kumpleto dapat ang ating mga kagamitan kapag tayo ay papadyak. 

Lesson learned, magdala ng extrang ilaw.