Exustar-John Wilkie Team, one of the most respected team in Mountain Biking sport is giving away Exustar and Airace products on 5 December, 2010.
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Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 7:00am
Don Salvador Benedicto Negros Occidental Philippines
November 27, 2010:
MTB Road Race (team of three).
Categories: Open and Executive only. MTB
Bikes only with front Suspensions and
Minimum tire size of 1.95
Duathlon 5K run/25K bike/5K run. Run is
75% Road & 25% Trail
Downhill Competition – Wholeday
November 29, 2010:
Cross Country 4 Loops (5km/loop)
Open Category 6 Loops (6km/loop)
When PAG-ASA officially announced that the forecast for Typhoon Juan is described as the strongest weather disturbance to visit the Philippine, I understood that the participants of Unilab ActiveHealth Bike United will be a little half-hearted to ride on 16 October 2010.
14 October, 2010
Two days prior the said event, my eyes were stuck on Tweeter for updates from Unilab ActiveHealth and PAGASA. I even texted Athena Beltran-Mendoza, organizer of the Sunset Ride and Dual Stunt about their contingency plan when rain falls on Saturday even if PAGASA is known for its inaccurate forecast Athena replied, “Neng, sa Monday pa ang downfall sabi ng PAGASA, sige update kita.” As for me, I can bike whether rainfalls or not, but as one of the volunteer Firefly Brigade marshals I was worried because aside from adults, kids were joining too.
16 October, 2010
Volunteered marshals and bike buddies from Philmofo Marlon Ricafort and Carol Tiamzon set our meet ups at Petron – M. Biernes St. formerly Tejeron St. corner Pedro Gil St. at exactly 12:15pm. We padyak all the way to Venice Piazza, Taguig City and arrived on the expected time of the marshal briefing.
After the briefing, Maricar Estacio, one of the promising Downhillers of the Philippines approached me together with her son Aily Drey Estacio who is 9 year old asking if her son can join the Sunset Ride without her. I humbly answered that there's nothing to worry because one of the marshal duties is to stay behind the kids. Maricar explained why she can't join the Sunset Ride as she told me she is in-charge for the Bike Clinics for ActiveKids. I told Aily to stay with me always and gave him my card so that whatever happens he knew how to find me.
Around 230pm. At the parking lot of Venice Piazza, Mia Bunao and Ricky Pineda of Firefly Brigade called the attention of all riders to discuss the Sunset Ride formation.
Lady pacers and Army marsh
als were stationed in front of the peloton, next lane were the kids, behind them were their parents and marshals, and finally, the adult bikers followed by the sweeper marshals. There was a total of 12 kids ahead of me.
The sky started to get darker as lady pacers led the pedaling followed by the kids. Rain fell during our uphill climb from Venice Piazza to McKinley Road.
I saw Aily pedaling using his Single-Speed BMX bike, saw two girls beside me, pedaling their best too. No bikers withdrew from the peloton.
A small band at the Philippine Army Quadrangle expressed their greetings by playing their instruments. I can still hear their music when we pedaled back to Venice Piazza.
At the Finish area, I heard the crowd shouting “more, more” because the ride lasted for less than an hour. I went to see the lead marshal and he told me that Unilab ActiveHealth had to postponed the Sunset Ride due to the weather. Unilab ActiveHealth will announce the new schedule date of Sunset Ride soon.
After the short but fun ride, we strolled around and checked the track for the Dual Stunt designed by Bans Mendoza and Road Criterium. Bikers were overwhelmed on what Unilab ActiveHealth prepared for the everybody. ActiveHealth called these zones, the ActiveKids and ActiveAdults. From ActiveKids zone, I saw a big playpen, the Bike Clinic where I saw my friend Maricar Estacio guiding the kids and kiddie booths. For ActiveAdult, there were free consultation, Unilab products booths, short games with freebies. I got two bags full of freebies. Sorry I don't have pictures of them. Our camera ran out of battery right after the Sunset Ride.
I was happy to bike under the rain and being part of this event. I would say that this was the first sports event I attended with lots of freebies, games, fun ride. It was a perfect event for the whole family. Please share your Bike United.
Congrats Unilab Active Health!
Photos by: boxph
The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems is organizing the Centennial Year edition of its annual Maquiling Quest on 21 November 2010.
The race is dubbed as “100 years of Mount Makiling, 100 kilometers of adventure racing, 100 thousand pesos in prizes” as it is scheduled
exactly 100 years since the establishment of Mount Makiling Forest Reserve on 21 November 1910 through Proclamation 106 by the American Governor-General W. Cameron Forbes.
It will be a combination of biking and running that will start fromLipa City through the pit stops around the towns of Malvar, Tanauan and Sto. Tomas in Batangas, traversing Mount Makiling forest trails to the towns of Bay and Los Baños in Laguna. The 100-kilometer race will
end at the UPLB campus.
Maquiling Quest was first held in Year 2002 to celebrate the United Nations’ International Year of Mountains, to enhance public awareness
and understanding about the need to conserve Mount Makiling, and to develop and promote sports, adventure travel and ecotourism in the
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The race will be on 27 November 2010.
Registration Fee: Php 250
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There was one episode in Philmofo shoutbox on inquires about choosing the perfect geometry, particularly, the handlebar and the stem, which would lessen the stresses on long rides.
I was one of those people who experienced these pains especially on my upper back and arms.
At first I thought that the problem was simply due to improper positioning or ‘how I sat,’ but upon listening to the ‘Philmofo Superstars’ share their experiences, I came to understand that there was something in my bike that I needed to change.
Mr.Bruce Munoz, founder of Philmofo, in a way advised us to get a bike fit.’ Well not in those exact words, but more like “Regaluhan ninyo ang mga sarili niyo at mag pa bike fit kayo.”
I noticed that there were a lot of interests in this topic. Questions cropped up left and right which were answered as quickly as the next question came. A good majority of the questions geared towards how to get a bike fit, how much would it cost and more importantly where to get it?
Few days after, I got a forwarded email from a good friend of mine about a brief description of bike fitting. Comelec Commissioner Atty. Goyo Larazabal who happens to own Bike Town Cyclery aka BTC was quoted:
Bike Fit is important and can make one’s cycling experience enjoyable.
Speaking from experience, Bike Town Cyclery actually uses three fit systems:
2. Bike Fit System of Paul Swift
3. Bike CAD Pro
The fit system used by BTC applies to Road, Tri, MTB and Cross.
I emailed Commissioner Larazabal and requested for an appointment so I could get a bike fit from BTC.
He instructed me the following:
1. Bring your bike/s.
2. Bring the shoes you use in biking (cleat shoes)
3. Bring slippers too if you aren’t already wearing a pair.
4. Wear a sleeveless shirt and cycling shorts for easy measurements and markings.
Atty. Goyo welcomes us in Bike Town and told me I would know if my bike frame is right for my size after getting the bike fit.
The process begins with the introduction to Mang Jun and Elaine.
Elaine asked me to fill up the information sheet before Mang Jun would brief me as to how the whole system works and what procedures we will be doing.
Mang Jun, Bike Town’s head wrench man, checking the information sheet.
The Bike Fitting Tool
The Bike Fitting Tool
Mang Jun taking measurments of my feet to get the proper position of the cleats in my shoes.
Mang Jun put my bike fit measurement in the information sheet then gave it to Ellaine and waited for few minutes and voila! got the size, measurement details and information sheet of the final set-up of my bike.
Mang Jun performed adjustments in my handle bar, saddle and seat post. He told me, I got the right frame but the length of my stem needs to be changed from 50mm to 80mm.
I took my bike for a quick spin around the store after the adjustments were made and it felt great! It just fits better
Atty. Goyo thanked me for choosing Bike Town Cyclery for my bike fit.
The whole bike fitting process took more or less about an hour. I was relieved to know that I had right bike frame size so I wouldn’t need to change it anytime soon.
I sat on my bike’s saddle when I got home and I realized that at the end of the day… I would still go back to a biker’s basic question. Am I comfortable when I ride my bike? Good thing is that now, my answer is YES.
I would definitely recommend that you get yourself a bike fit even before you try to splurge on your next upgrade or if you plan to buy a new bike or frame in the near future.
So how about you… when will you get yourself a bike fit or have you gotten a bike fit already? Please share your bike fit experiences as well.
Bike Town Cyclery
2240 Chino Roces Ave., Makati City
Metro Manila, Philippines 1200
Bike Town Cyclery is now a member of NBDA (National Bicycle Dealers Association), a leading non-profit organization of quality specialty bicycle bike stores in the USA. BTC is the first Asian member of NBDA, signifying BTC’s commitment to raise the level of service to cyclists.
Sharing what I read in Facebook and Philmofo.
PNCC finally agrees to drop class 2 charges for roof mounted bikes!
Dear Mr. Deakin,
Thank you for writing to us and calling our attention to the matter of Class 1 vehicles with bicycles mounted on racks. I have instructed our toll plaza personnel to quickly take a picture of the vehicle involved and to classify and charge the vehicle as Class 1. At the end of the teller’s shift, the picture will be used to reconcile the difference between the report of the teller and that of the lane equipment. Our collection system and equipment will be upgraded within this year. The upgrade will include an improvement of the vehicle classification capability.
Please email me if you have any other observations that you would want me to look into.
Ramon M. Borromeo
Skyway O & M Corporation
For Top Finishers
“Putik Pare” is a two-person off-road duathlon relay which is a combination of 18 kilometers of mountain biking and 8 kilometers of trail run. The relay teams will start together with one member starting with a trail run while the other will start on a mountain bike. The course will bring them back to where they started an they will switch disciplines. Again they will return and have to cross a “mud pit” before proceeding to the finish line together. This first XTERRA Philippines race will have three categories: All Male, All Female and Mixed.
Registration for the XTERRA “Putik Pare” off-road duathlon relay will be opened from September 15 to October 31, 2010 at ROX, Second Wind, Cycling Zone, and Runnr. Interested participants may also register on-line at www.xterraphil.com