Double A ride (Antipolo-Angono)
So many firsts in this ride:
First long ride with Tiklop Society of the Philippines
First long ride with Toge
First ride while raining
First time to see Hinulugang Taktak falls
First time to see Angono Petroglyphs
First time to eat a frog
First time to eat a cricket
Ride leader Ronx, showing us the hand signals.
First emergency stop, a couple of KMS after passing the Valley Golf gate. One of us got a flat tire. Good thing we have 2 bike mechanics with us.
Along Magsaysay Avenue.
Finally made it through our first checkpoint. Never been here so I was excited to see the falls.
I almost fell bringing Toge down to the falls. The view is worth it. Good thing you can’t smell the water from the photo.
Next stop, Ynares Center.
Toge and Harabas (Marlon the Bike Beautician’s Jetstream)
Another emergency stop due to a flat tire. We had a total of 5 flat tires and a derailed chain emergency throughout the ride.
The way to the Petroglyphs is between a long downhill ride. We actually enjoyed going down around 40KPH that we missed this. Paid the price by climbing up the hill back to the sign.
The only offroad part on this ride. Short but sweet. I’m glad to say that the Schwalbe Marathon Racer (20″1.5″) held nicely on the entire trail
To get to the Petroglyphs, you will need to pass through a short tunnel.
Sir Roy’s Tron Bike, a LED adorned Strida SD, lit the whole tunnel blue.
The light at the end of the tunnel.
The Petroglyphs, the oldest known work of art in the Philippines. Dating back to 3000 BC.
Rain and fog covered the nice view of the mountains and river.
The long way up.
Toge and the higantes (giants).
Our last checkpoint. Here you can order exotic foods like frogs and…..
The restaurant is a tiklop (folding) bike friendly establishment.
Back to point A after 10 hours.