Nothing much really, just bikes and people on bikes. In the cemetery, after all Saint’s Day, which explains the flowers dotting each headstone.
All taken in 2013. I need more peaceful, quiet mornings like these please.
I had been feeling stuck with my work recently, so I had the itch to post something that screams ‘motivation’. And what’s more motivating than 14,000 cyclists biking around 7 cities in sweltering Metro Manila, to promote biking for clean air? As an avid biker, I excitedly joined the annual Tour of the Fireflies last November, organized by The Firefly Brigade. 37km is the longest I’ve ridden so far in one go. 🙂 It was exhausting but claiming whole roads for a couple of hours was a blast.
Now I need to untangle myself from my demotivation, and cross that finish line. :<
I’m not really happy with these pictures; I find the colors washed-out and they lack the pop that I usually get from Ektar. I most probably messed up the exposures (too overexposed?). Nevertheless, writing this post is therapeutic! 🙂 Have a great rest-of-the-week, everyone!
Exactly a year ago, I went inside a japan second-hand shop to buy a camera, and walked out with a bike.
The store didn’t carry the camera anymore. Dejectedly, I looked around the shop for other cameras, but something else caught my eye: a red folding bike at the corner. I’ve always wanted a bike, so why not then and there, at that instant? So I inspected it, test-rode it, and purchased it. At last, a bike!!! I can be pretty impulsive.
The shop was in Makati and I live in Marikina. I didn’t want to take a taxi as it’s expensive, so I rode it all the way home instead. Here’s the trip home by the numbers:
No. of times a person said ingat (careful!): 5+
No. of female bikers: 0
No. of kids mocking me: 1
No. of kilometers: 20
No. of semplangs (falls): 0.5 (I call this a semi-plang)
No. of times lost: 1
I was elated when I got home alive. Took me more than two hours for the ride-I plopped on the bed right after. I went to sleep exhausted but proud.
So cheers to myself for a year of biking! Happy (secondhand) birthday, my lovely red bike!