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Good day guys, allow me to share with you the images i took while on a solo bike touring adventure from Manila to Baguio City covering 257 kilometers from my doorstep that lasted for four days and three nights on April 5 to 8, 2012.


In Western countries they called it self-contained touring-meaning you have to carry all necessary gears in order to survive while on the road. I'm not new on this for I've done this a couple of times but for a short duration. In this particular journey I brought with me the following: (CAMPING EQUIPMENT-2-man tent, plastic tarp) BIKING GEAR-Helmet, Gloves, Bandana, Bush Hat, Reflective Vest & lights. TOOLS- basic bike tools, 2ea. extra inner tube,cold patch) HYDRATION-3each 1L. bottle container, 1ea. 2L. hydration bladder CLOTHING-1, ea polyester cargo pants,1ea long sleeve trekking polo, 1, ea trekking polo short sleeve, 2ea. dry-fit t-shirts, 2ea. trekking shorts, 3ea undergarments. DIGITAL EQUIPMENT- Dual sim mobile phone, Digital Compact camera (Panasonic LX5) 1ea extra battery, 2ea. memory cards (8 & 4GB) MEDICAL KIT-Antiseptic, Antimotility paracetamol,sanitary balm, Ibuprofen. As to the foods, i will rely on the availability of it on the road to lessen the weight of my panniers.

In this particular adventure, I am drawing inspiration from Dervla Murphy, an Irish touring cyclist and travel writer who said "The hardships and poverty of my youth had been a good apprenticeship for this form of travel. I had been brought up to understand that material possessions and physical comfort should never be confused with success, achievement and security"]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dervla_Murphy


Let me borrow the proverbial "journey of a thousand miles begins...in my case, with a single PEDAL STROKE.
lastly, please bear with the quality of my photos for I am not a professional photog and i am only using a digital compact.




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Re: Ride of My Life- a self-contained bike touring to the City of PINES
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 07:23:38 AM »

DAY 1- Thursday, April 5, 2012  6:48 AM


NATIONAL MUSEUM



Let the counting begin...





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Re: Ride of My Life- a self-contained bike touring to the City of PINES
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 07:42:34 AM »
Kape at Pandesal
my first carbo for the day
Binondo area






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Re: Ride of My Life- a self-contained bike touring to the City of PINES
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 07:54:12 AM »
Manila-Bulacan boundary
my first 31 kilometers away from home
(i live 7 kilometers from KM 0 in Luneta)

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Re: Ride of My Life- a self-contained bike touring to the City of PINES
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2012, 08:08:03 AM »
Good Luck bro!  ;D
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Re: Ride of My Life- a self-contained bike touring to the City of PINES
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2012, 08:25:28 AM »
In Guiguinto, Bulacan i was greeted by this one-arm Mt. Biker in company with his group, Bagbaguin Cycling Group.
"mukhang malayo lakad mo" i simply nod and smile and immediately request him for a photo op.
I've seen him a couple of times in in different cycling activities in Manila. The Last time i attempted to photographed him was in November. I was using a DSLR then and we are both cycling fast so what i got is blurred photo.
For me, He is deserves not only to be photographed but to be admired!













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Re: Ride of My Life- a self-contained bike touring to the City of PINES
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2012, 08:37:00 AM »
bookmarking this thread. seems like an amazing journey and experience bro.  :)
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Re: Ride of My Life- a self-contained bike touring to the City of PINES
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Bulacan Provincial Capitol

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Re: Ride of My Life- a self-contained bike touring to the City of PINES
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2012, 08:44:06 AM »
fifty + seven


200 kilometers more!



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Re: Ride of My Life- a self-contained bike touring to the City of PINES
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Calumpit-Apalit Bridge


When i was a kid a was made to believe that this the longest bridge in Luzon only to find out later that it was just a joke because of EGG!






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Re: Ride of My Life- a self-contained bike touring to the City of PINES
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2012, 09:07:22 AM »
Pampanga: 11:14 AM


"ano ba talaga? loan o cash advance?"



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Re: Ride of My Life- a self-contained bike touring to the City of PINES
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2012, 09:13:37 AM »
Fluid replacement / Rest stop (Capangan, Apalit)



view of SLEX parallel to Mcarthur Highway




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San Fernando City, Pampanga


i experimented on using my sunglass as lens filter in taking this photo at highnoon



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Re: Ride of My Life- a self-contained bike touring to the City of PINES
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2012, 09:26:01 AM »
bookmarked the thread :)  this is very interesting!! :)

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ahhhh shadeeeeees! ;D



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Re: Ride of My Life- a self-contained bike touring to the City of PINES
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Angeles City, Pampanga -4:21pm








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Mabalacat, Pampanga


This is the first time to see this site.
Another piece of history discovered






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Re: Ride of My Life- a self-contained bike touring to the City of PINES
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booooooookmaaaaaaaaaaaaaarked! ;D
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Mabalacat-Bamban Bridge

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Bamban, Tarlac: 5:25 pm



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