Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Maxxis Shorty... definitely GNARLY!

Ok just last night I dropped by Eastwood City to get my new front tire from an online seller (who owns a physical shop in Taytay, Rizal).

The tire isn't the same as the previous one I bought (Ardent), this one had bigger blocks and is meant to be ridden hard on mud, dirt and of course was meant to be for the rainy season, that's what the Maxxis Shorty was made for.

Maxxis Shorty 26 x 24 ST from Ciclismo Bike Shop

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Vittorio Brumotti doing stunts near Escolta

Sadly I wasn't able to go to the #Philbike Expo this weekend due to overlapping schedules (cleaning the house is a priority). Though this Sunday morning I was able to go out and have a bike ride with a family friend to SM Mall of Asia... and on the way back, he saw a lot of people gathering by Jones Bridge. We got curious and stopped by to look, and found pro road-bike trials rider, Vittorio Brumotti doing a publicity stunt by hucking on top of a Jeepney and bunny-hopping it to another and back.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Rainy Season has Come

Another Thursday has come, and bike commuting has always been fruitful, both to my legs and my health. Though when the rainy season arrives, bike commuting starts to become a dilemma. Roads become slippery; dirt and grime sticks to your drive train, and worst of all you get home all wet or all wet and yucky mucky.

Though this morning I got to CIIT dry, but when I was about to go home... the rain poured and going home has become a very hard thing to do. Especially when you're carrying electronics and gadgets that aren't waterproof (external hard drives and such). The good thing though, improvising gear for the rainy season has proven to be very good thing to do. It's like having a McGyver-like instinct inside all of us.

So to get my stuff home all dry, I had to request our maintenance guy at the office for a trash bag in which I modded to fit my backpack straps. And ta-da, McGyver-ized Bag Cover.