Iloilo Weekend Ride

Last weekend, April 19-21, I had the opportunity to visit and cycle in Iloilo City. First ride was the weekly FNR (Friday Night Ride) by iFold (Iloilo Folding Bike Group).

Friday Night Ride by iFold around the city with the #mamech Ruth, Tina, and Jeans.

Friday Night Ride by iFold around the city with the #mamech Ruth, Tina, and Jeans.

Some fixie boys spotted!

Some fixie boys spotted!

Rock giving an orientation before the ride out.

Rock giving an orientation before the ride out.

Loving Iloilo City at night.

Loving Iloilo City at night.

A quick stop at the Provincial Capitol Bldg.

A quick stop at the Provincial Capitol Bldg.

Lights, camera, action!

Lights, camera, action!

Road side break while we wait for other cyclists.

Road side break while we wait for other cyclists.

The mamech riding side by side as usual.

The mamech riding side by side as usual.

Last stop at the Plaza.

Last stop at the Plaza.

The next morning, we rode with almost 500 FREEDOM WARRIORS for the FREEDOM RIDE  ILOILO leg, a campaign by Dakila – Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism against Human Trafficking in the Philippines.

With Iloilo Freedom Warriors and cyclists from Manila, Capiz, and Aklan.

With Iloilo Freedom Warriors and cyclists from Manila, Capiz, and Aklan. (Photo by Dakila)

Leading almost 500 cyclists through the city of Iloilo.

Leading almost 500 cyclists through the city of Iloilo. (Photo by Dakila)

Freedom Warriors of Iloilo City

Freedom Warriors of Iloilo City (Photo by Dakila)

The next day, we rode to Guimaras Island to witness the town’s Annual Mango Festival.

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Pray For Boston

The Boston Marathon is America’s iconic race, the oldest marathon in the country, and the most important. Eighteen people ran it in 1897; last year, thirty-five thousand did. It’s the site of Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley’s 1982 duel in the sun. It’s where Kip Littonmay have ridden a bike, and where Rosie Ruiz definitely took the subway. The race is also iconic because you have to qualify. A New York Marathon shirt means someone got lucky in a race lottery. A Boston Marathon shirt means they’ve run fast. The finish line today was one of the saddestmost terrible athletic scenes ever. But in an ordinary year it’s extraordinary. Well-trained amateurs from all over the world: sweating, straining, slowing, sprinting. Read more…

#prayforboston Much Love from The Philippines.

#prayforboston Much Love from The Philippines.

SOURCE: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/

Cleansing Exprience

Been on a raw food and home juiced fruits and veggies diet for the past 5 days. Loving it and going strong!

Juice Recipe:
5 carrots
2 cucumbers
2 fuji apples
1 lemon

Juice them all except for the lemon. Put them in 4 bottles (12oz) and you’re good to go. That’s breakfast, lunch, mid-day snack, and dinner!

Juice Fast

 

Kagitingan Ride

Thank you to my biking buddies Jeans, Ruth, Bingle, Tonnette, Papa Dennis, and Joey Tan who rode with me today to pay tribute to our World War II veterans. Until our next ride kabikekadas!

Riding out from Greenhills

Riding out from Greenhills

#CycleChicPhilippines

#CycleChicPhilippines

Picked up Tonnette on our way to UP

Picked up Tonnette on our way to UP

Picked up Tonnette on our way to UP

And we’re finally complete!

Passing by BIKE FIX on our way to UP. They have a very cool vintage collection. They do a job restoring bikes too.

Passing by BIKE FIX on our way to UP. They have a very cool vintage collection. They do a good job restoring bikes too.

My white stallion is tired.

My white stallion is tired.

Just hanging out. Bonding moments.

Just hanging out. Bonding moments.

Today, we pay tribute to the courage and heroism of our World War II veterans as we observe “Araw ng Kagitingan.” Also known as “Bataan Day, Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) is a national public holiday in the Philippines.

On this day in 1942, Allied Forces fought the invading armies in Bataan, upsetting the latter’s timetable and affording the Allied Forces time to prepare for the long fight ahead. Depleted food and supplies, medicines and ammunitions, however, compelled around 76,000 Filipinos, Chinese-Filipinos, and Americans to surrender on this day, which came to be called “The Fall of Bataan.”

The prisoners of war were forced to endure the infamous march from Bataan to San Fernando, Pampanga, where they were transported by train to Camp O’Donnell, Tarlac, which is known today as Capas National Shrine. Thousands perished due to dehydration, heat stroke, starvation, and diseases. This event came to be known as the Bataan March.

Source: Yahoo!News Philippines