Sunday, July 12, 2015

When the Trail gets Muddy, the Trail gets Tough

It's the storm season already this year, and the trails just got a little tougher to go biking on. So time to put those knobbies on, from Mud Tires to DH/FR treads.

Well with the above introduction, I surely had a muddy weekend around UP Diliman's trail network last Saturday. A week before last weekend, there was a race that transpired on one of UP Diliman's trail network, the UP CHK or UP College of Human Kinetics trail. It is a 500m loop, though can be considered a newbie trail, it became a challenging one-up, after the storm that passed by... 

...so for those newbies planning to ride this particular trail, make sure to equip yourself with the proper tires (DO NOT USE Fast Rolling Tires or Slicks).



Friday, July 10, 2015

20000 Views and Reads since 2008


Thank you for making MountainBunny reach 20,000 views and reads since 2008.
A toast to more adventures to conquer in the years to come~!




thank you,

Bunny de la Cruz

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Banshee Viento Build: Sponsorship of Parts [Week 11]

I wasn't able to update everyone on what happened to the Viento after Week 8. So to give everyone a track back with the bike build last year. I'll be finishing all those drafts and publish them for everyone to catch up.

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November 30, 2014

Ran the Viento in a Single Speed set-up for three weeks now... just changed my perspective of a Single Speed AMHT being an impossible thing. I clearly enjoyed pedaling the bike on unpredictable, sketchy and muddy terrain... though that's the feeling when you pedal upwards. But once you get to the top and point the nose down and go down the steep hill... all hell break loose.

The Bombproof SF10 SRSuntour Epicon RLD adjusted from 120mm to 140mm
via internal travel adjustment. Definitely a bang-for-the-buck Trail/AM Fork

A 120mm travel front end, don't do lots of justice, as the fork couldn't absorb all those bombing and jumps... especially for an un-serviced SF10 SRSuntour Epicon RLD.

Monday, July 06, 2015

My First Apple Pie~

After a few pages of reading, Bob Sloan's "Dad's Own Cook Book", I have successfully made my first Apple Pie. Though the approach of the book is "idiot's guide-like", it did help me operate properly the #Moulinex Food Processor without the manual.
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With my awesome wife, Aya's guidance. I was able to bake her Apple Pie recipe with my own mix last night.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Dad's Own Cook Book

Ever since my best friend and I got married, every time she would cook or bake something up, all that I would do was hover around and taste test her creations. Of course wives know their husbands best, she knew that I was getting iffy, wanting to know how to cook or bake like her...

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

50th Monthsary at Xin Tian Di, Crown Plaza Manila

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 We we're scheduled last June 28 to a dinner treat by the hotel which hosted our wedding event. So what's the the special occasion all about? The occasion is because the end of the month of June marks our 50th Monthsary (since the day she said "Yes, I will be your girlfriend!") and at the same time our 2nd Monthsary since we got married.

 They served us with Yang Chow Fried Rice, Deep Fried Boneless Chicken in Lemon Sauce, Crispy Noodles with Seafood, and Mapo Tofu (yes their Mapo Tofu is to die for).

Really a delicious dinner treat~

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Cool Down Sessions

Ice Cream fitting the every changing weather, its either sunny or rainy.

The weather hasn't been very cooperative lately for the past few days. It has been raining like giant cats and dogs or it has been a scorching hot day here at the metro (metro manila).  So a few nights ago, my wife, Aya and I opened a gallon of Arce Dairy's Avocado Sherbet... Definitely the best way to cap the ever-changing weather.