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falling in love with biking

they say that once you fall off a bike, you've become a full-fledged biker.

if that's the case, then since last monday, i am a BIKER.

given that June 14 was declared a non-working holiday because Independence Day fell on a saturday, a few of my multi-sport friends have decided to have a group ride in BHS as a way to show the new bikers (and those with new road bikes) a few tricks of the trade.

being one of the enthusiastic newbies, i decided to join the troop.

basically what the drills were, just to loop around BHS until someone says stop (or if you decide to stop, ok lang din). during this drill, i was doing fine. i was even able to run a half loop after.

after a while, i decided to join some of the other people in the "playground" where they were teaching ellen how to brake properly, etc.  having been a confident rider with an MTB, i joined in. i rode around the area, making sure that there were not much distractions etc, and then i decided to borrow marvs' roa…

timmy wanted to TRI

last weekend,  some of my friends had their animo sprint simulation. i thought to myself, since i know how to swim, i know how to run, and fairly able to ride the bike in a way, i decided to join them too! :)
the last time i swam was 2 years ago, i decided to take things easily and just go with the flow. if i can perform better, then go. if my body tells me to chillax and take things slowly, then so be it :)

since medyo tinatamad akong mag sulat, here are some of the images from the event ;)

my borrowed MTB from RJ (thanks RJ!) my helmet, and my mizuno wave elixirs
 before the simulation started, everyone was still smiling
ang lamig! :)  feeling the water first before seriously trying to swim again :)
then things got more serious. everyone became a tubig-mamaw
the "newbie" swimmer taking a break from all the seriousness everyone was in. (pero seriously, i tried not to stop)
in the middle of the serious swims, others were able to make funny moments while training
from originally bei…

project training wheels

project training wheels day 2.

this session egged us to have 2 things with us.
1. own helmet  (for our own protection) and
2. cycling/biking shorts (with butt pads) to eliminate the sore butt after effects

so far, ellen & i were able to accomplish item #1
project training wheels class picture ellen (with rudy), timmy (with spyder), carins (specialized), raff (giro), karen (bell) second row: brando, chelly, cindy, tracy

go go power rangers?

unfortunately, we weren't able to accomplish item #2 as ellen was busy winning 2nd place overall at the recently concluded Camaya Coast Aquathlon

 team secondwind's JC Pineda taking 1st, while team endure's Ellen Encinares taking the 2nd spot
initially we planned to get bike shorts at the nearby bike stores in BHS, but due to some unforeseen circumstances, ubos yung size for ellen, and wala silang cycling shorts with padding for me.

for this session, we had a new classmate

coach pio with new classmate, master cindy
and new assistant coache…