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    Riding In The Philippines (Warning: Lots of pictures!)

    I would just like to share some pictures over a long period of time in our little corner of the Philippines.
    We live in the Cordillera Mountains in the north.

    There is a huge variety of riding all over the Philippines and a great MTB community!































    Its usually not a good idea to stand on the loose edge of cliff and carry your 37lb bike while wearing SPD race shoes!











    What happens when you eat a big lunch before a big climb!






    Sorry for the long post!
    Last edited by Quarashi; 03-16-2007 at 04:34 PM.

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    That looks bad ass!!!

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    Smile

    yeh...looks really sweet!

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    Work. Ride. Eat. Sleep.

    Repeat.

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    OK, nice pics and all but where is the gratuitous picture of at least one of those beautiful Filipino women? You can't send in twenty pictures like this and not have at least one with some scenery. It's like cake with no icing or vanilla ice cream with no chocolate syrup.

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    Nice shots...

    Of course its snowing outside at the moment so the pictures seem a bit unreal today. Lucky you.

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    Very cool shots. The sky looks gorgeous in a few of them! Thanks for sharing an area that's different from what we usually see

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    dude no need to be sorry.
    thanks for the pics

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    I hear your snow is melting pretty soon. Our summer break will start this march, thats when the riding really starts! Enjoy the 2007 biking season there! I guess were pretty lucky to have it all year round. But it does, on occasion, get unbearably hot in the summer!

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    Awesome pics! I was born and raised in the Philippines but I'm ashamed to admit that I have yet to set foot in the Cordilleras.

    BTW, I'm a newbie MTB-er! So far, I'm loving it.

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    How far from Quezon city is that or is it on another Island?

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    WoW!!!!

    I really enjoyed reading your post. So can you tell us a little bit more information on the trail?

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    Originally posted by dash
    How far from Quezon city is that or is it on another Island?
    Were pretty much dab smack in the middle of the biggest island (Luzon). Were base out of a Sagada, a small town thats a really special place.

    Originally posted by Skywest
    I really enjoyed reading your post. So can you tell us a little bit more information on the trail?
    Its not all one trail. Its just a collection of shots we've had over the past few years. I rode a generic hardtail 2 years ago and now I'm riding a freeride bike.
    I guess progressions happens fast when you're young!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywest
    Slowest Filipino on two wheels you'll ever see. Wave as you buzz by. Thanks!
    Ummm no that claim to fame is me!

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    Thanks for the pics!!!

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    Pretty sweet pictures. I'll be heading to the Philippines in May in a town called Badoc in the Ilocos. I'm still debating if I'll be bringing my bike or not. My dream one day is to tour the coastal area of Northern Luzon.

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    Thanks for the pics, makes me want to go.

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    My GF is Filipino and her family wants to take me with them over there. Guess i should bring/rent a bike

    nice action shots

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    Nice pics. I would love to get back to the PI and spend more time sight seeing and riding.

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    More than great pics, I can see that you have great places (open and free like in my country) to ride and make whatever you want!
    ride the best Inca trails in Peru: www.inkasadventures.com

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    RAD! I don't know if it's just me being a narrow minded American but seeing MTB pics in jungles and other less familiar territories always blows my mind.

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    nice

    Quote Originally Posted by Quarashi
    Were pretty much dab smack in the middle of the biggest island (Luzon). Were base out of a Sagada, a small town thats a really special place.



    Its not all one trail. Its just a collection of shots we've had over the past few years. I rode a generic hardtail 2 years ago and now I'm riding a freeride bike.
    I guess progressions happens fast when you're young!

    What is the temperature like during the summer & winter season? Is it true there is a curfew everynight? That would not bother me, I'm asleep by 9p.m....

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    Oh yeah?

    Quote Originally Posted by BelaySlave
    Ummm no that claim to fame is me!

    We will see about that!

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    check this amazing place:



    We have in front the Pisac Inca Fortress. Unique view from this point.
    ride the best Inca trails in Peru: www.inkasadventures.com

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    well..

    we had Kiah post up her pic in an avitar--if that's her and not some famous Pinay starlet!

    yes beautiful; i met an absolutely enchanting Pinay while in iraq.

    anyway i'd like to bring the mtb over there someday; looks like a fantastic place.

    Quote Originally Posted by PoorBehavior
    OK, nice pics and all but where is the gratuitous picture of at least one of those beautiful Filipino women? You can't send in twenty pictures like this and not have at least one with some scenery. It's like cake with no icing or vanilla ice cream with no chocolate syrup.

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    :)

    Hi Quarashi

    Steve's been inviting the All Terra gang up for some time now - I think they'll be heading up soon (at least King is), wish I could go but work sked is quite hectic...but you'll never know!

    For more riding pics, check out this post by Gary (Flipnidaho). Shots mostly from the La Mesa watershed/forest preserve - which is like an oasis in the middle of Quezon City.

    P1SS'rs (part two) Philippine Islands Singlespeeding
    mabuhay ang ReboluSSyon!

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