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Old 04-13-2008, 20:31   #1
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Mountainbikes anyone?

Just got into a new hobby. The wife decided we needed an alternative healthy pastime and so we got into mountainbikes! The local community pala is very active and trails for all skill levels are very accessible within reasonable traveltime from Metro Manila. It's also very good aerobic, non-impact exercise so the hobby is sustainable even for the older bunch. We decided to go for quality, pre-built trail bikes for our starter kit and slowly upgrade as our skill level progresses. I got a Jamis Dakar XC full suspension and the wife got a Marin Bobcat hardtail. Both got very good reviews on the net stating that these were being marketed as "entry-level trail ready" but are good enough to be used in even expert trails.

Anybody here into the same hobby?

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Old 04-13-2008, 20:42   #2
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Merida

I also got into mountain biking last month together with my high school/college buddies. I have a Merida TFS 500 hardtail. The trails that I have ridden are Maarat in San Mateo, La Mesa (although i think its still closed due to training of their staff).

I have yet to try Sta Rosa and the others.

There's a Tour of the Fireflies this April 20. Its a 41 km ride around Metro Manila.

See you in the trails
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Old 04-13-2008, 21:22   #3
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Yup yup
My mtb is probably 5 years old na yata Diamondback frame ( bankrupt na hehe ), Marz Z1 forks , deore comps and various generic parts
I've been downgrading lately haha ayaw masira ng frame and fork

Sta rosa is a mtb town, dami trails from malacanang sa canlubang to Tags and down again to silang and sta rosa
Dami rin mayayabang hehe I suggest a good armbar agad
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Old 04-13-2008, 21:39   #4
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Welcome to the MTB world! Give it time and you will soon contract this quirky biker malady called "UPGRADE-ITIS". Ha-ha.

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Old 04-13-2008, 21:48   #5
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Anybody can say where would be the nearest trails, say from Paranaque?
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Old 04-14-2008, 04:51   #6
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Roadbike next

First got a mountain bike, then when I started joining duathlons (sprint lang naman), lugi ako, sa got a road bike, he he.

You should try long distance road bike too Bikethiek. Very relaxing.

Joining organized bike rides (like Bike for Hope or Tour of the Fireflies) is most fun.

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Old 04-14-2008, 06:19   #7
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I'm into road naman. I also have a mtb hardtail but I'm too chicken ****** to do serious trails hehehehe. But I do road races here are there. There is a road race this weekend SCETEX our div would run 120 kms - ngayon palang parang linalagnat na ako sa dadating na hirap hahahahaha.

Nice bikes bikethief!!!!! where do you ride?
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First got a mountain bike, then when I started joining duathlons (sprint lang naman), lugi ako, sa got a road bike, he he.

You should try long distance road bike too Bikethiek. Very relaxing.

Joining organized bike rides (like Bike for Hope or Tour of the Fireflies) is most fun.

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Bro , evr tried the Nagcarlan , Majayjay , Lucban route?
Fully concrete roads, little traffic ,killer climbs, daming shade, ganda ng views
If you start from a few towns further, kaya mag century
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Anybody can say where would be the nearest trails, say from Paranaque?
there is in portofino alabang (I'm not sure if they still allow people to ride in the area) then next place is Sta. Rosa - go to Sabak bikeshop and ride with the guys there - medyo hard core lang nga mga yon
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we used to ride the downhill trails in Tagaytay. they go all the way down to Laurel Batangas. yung mga hardcore, pumapadyak paakyat - kami, jeep ang katapat!

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Old 04-15-2008, 08:42   #11
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I'm into road naman. I also have a mtb hardtail but I'm too chicken ****** to do serious trails hehehehe. But I do road races here are there. There is a road race this weekend SCETEX our div would run 120 kms - ngayon palang parang linalagnat na ako sa dadating na hirap hahahahaha.

Nice bikes bikethief!!!!! where do you ride?

Ed, my climbs ba sa clark - subic highway?
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Ed, my climbs ba sa clark - subic highway?
meron subic to clark gradual climb siya. Sobrang kunat. Clark to Subic sarap ng sakay medyo effortless. Punta ka this weekend sabay kayo sa mga karera.
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we used to ride the downhill trails in Tagaytay. they go all the way down to Laurel Batangas. yung mga hardcore, pumapadyak paakyat - kami, jeep ang katapat!

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meron subic to clark gradual climb siya. Sobrang kunat. Clark to Subic sarap ng sakay medyo effortless. Punta ka this weekend sabay kayo sa mga karera.

We have an mtb race din dito , syang sarap manuod
Kasama ba sa executive series yan?
I'm being recruited by a team kaso di ko yata kaya schedule nila ng practice
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We have an mtb race din dito , syang sarap manuod
Kasama ba sa executive series yan?
I'm being recruited by a team kaso di ko yata kaya schedule nila ng practice
nope ibang grupo ito. The XRC is the exec series - may 24 yon Tagaytay area. Anong team nagrerecruit sa iyo???

Kayayang kaya mo yan - magsolo rides ka during the weekday tapos sama ka weekends or every 2 weeks para pang testing lang sa kanila.
sali ka!! OR buo tayo ng team next year - motto natin: if you can't beat them shoot them - joke lang ha!!!!

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Old 04-16-2008, 01:21   #16
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hello sir bikethief, I know someone who is into mtb you can talk to. Go to www.pinoymtbiker.com look for my friend magbabakal. thanks.
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nope ibang grupo ito. The XRC is the exec series - may 24 yon Tagaytay area. Anong team nagrerecruit sa iyo???

Kayayang kaya mo yan - magsolo rides ka during the weekday tapos sama ka weekends or every 2 weeks para pang testing lang sa kanila.
sali ka!! OR buo tayo ng team next year - motto natin: if you can't beat them shoot them - joke lang ha!!!!

I dont know the team name but they are based in san Pablo laguna
every sat ang practice , yung nga problema hehe you HAVE to practice kasi nakakiya sa team if you dont
Wala ng time sa ibang kalokohan este sa swim at run pala hehe
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I dont know the team name but they are based in san Pablo laguna
every sat ang practice , yung nga problema hehe you HAVE to practice kasi nakakiya sa team if you dont
Wala ng time sa ibang kalokohan este sa swim at run pala hehe
hahaha - nicely put yon - kalokohan talaga ito - bakit kaya ganon alam naman natin na laking hirap yung ginagawa at gagawin natin pero sige pa rin ng sige - hehehehe. Sige balitaan mo ako if and when you join para puwede tayo magkita.
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hahaha - nicely put yon - kalokohan talaga ito - bakit kaya ganon alam naman natin na laking hirap yung ginagawa at gagawin natin pero sige pa rin ng sige - hehehehe. Sige balitaan mo ako if and when you join para puwede tayo magkita.

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