Philippines Adventure Rides

Discussion in 'Asia' started by Wild_Man, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. dunesnstars

    dunesnstars Been here awhile

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    One more week!
  2. Saboteur

    Saboteur Adventurer

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    Good luck and have fun.. Will wait for your ride report :clap
  3. Hercules

    Hercules "Proudly Philippine Made"

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    Welcome to the Philippine Adventure Rides thread dunesnstars! :clap I am glad you found you way here.

    I am sorry for not being around when greatly needed. Been busy here and there. In fact during rackemcrackem's last visit in March, we only had stolen times where we saw each other for some brown bottles. :freaky But eventhough I wasn't around, he was always welcome in my house to drink my beer and taking naps in my couch. :rofl

    I bumped iSAW's thread, you might want to read them. In case you don't find it, belwos the link to the threads:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14687070
    and
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14687070

    Enjoy the read!!!





    dunesstars>>

    You why rackemcrackem is active in this thread??? He had a good teacher !:D

    Rolando, the German owner of nicebikes.com, supports their clients/customers. Whenever something happens, always inform them by phone call, then if it can be fixed locally problem solved, but if it is a major problem like a conked out rectifier, CDI, stator, then he will arrange things to get the bike fixed as he has many spares from those nuts and bolt to a whole engine of those transalps as well as other bikes.

    Another tip: To avoid hassle, please confirm your reservations for those Transalps, or else you might end up using the Dominators.

    No insurnace offered in the Philippines. If you want one, get them there. My mate RBS_Cairns usually get his International covered insurance at Australia before going here.





    Feel free to contact me by email or mobile phone before you arrive and when you are here. Who knows, I might be free and hop on a bike and joins you guys on some segments of your trip. Provided that it is a weekend and i don't have work. PM sent

    In fact, this weekend Jan 19-20 (Sat and Sunday) I will be at the Clark international Speedway and Fontana Leisure Park inside Clarkfield in Pampanga for the 1st PDW (Philippine Ducati Weekend). I will be marshaling the Ducati motorcade from Makati to Clark at Fontana liesure Park. Troy Bayliss will be here to launch Ducati's latest model the 1199 Panigale. The will be a a trackday and the Ducati village activities. Please see details below:

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  4. Hercules

    Hercules "Proudly Philippine Made"

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    Sorry Bud, had you informed me earlier that it was your last night yesterday before you boarded the airplane back the the US of A, we should have painted the town red :freaky just like when the first time I met with you in Malate.

    BTW, I talked to Dalan last night, your still the perfect guy for that profile.... See you in 6 month bro.
  5. Hercules

    Hercules "Proudly Philippine Made"

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    Here is another RR by one of the inmates, Artlocks, who went to the Philippines and travelled alone in December 2009.

    Check his RR here ---> http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=536530

    The prescribed route map. You can zoom in the map for more information, details and road directions. Views available are:

    - Google Map
    - Google Aerial
    - Google Hybrid
    - Google Terrain
    - ArcGIS World Top
    - Arc GIS World Street
    - Landsat 30m
    - Blue Marble
    - Open Street Map
    - Open Cycle Map Topo
    - Yahoo Map
    - Yahoo Aerial
    - Yahoo Hybrid

    ---> http://www.ironmanchallenge.com.ph/route.htm


    A list of towns from Manila on a clockwise Northern loop.... (courtesy of the BOSS Ironman Challenge)
    --> http://www.ironmanchallenge.com.ph/route_2012.pdf


    1st Leg

    Manila
    Enter NLEX
    Exit Sta. Rita
    Plaridel, Bulacan
    Baliuag, Bulacan
    San Ildefenso, Bulacan
    San Miguel, Bulacan
    Gapan, Nueva Ecija
    San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija
    Sta. Rosa, Nueva Ecija
    Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija
    Talavera, Nueva Ecija
    Baloc, Sto. Domingo, Nueva Ecija


    2nd LEG
    Munoz, Nueva Ecija
    San Jose, Nueva Ecija
    Sta. Fe, Nueva Vizcaya
    Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya
    Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya
    Bayumbong, Nueva Vizcaya
    Solano, Nueva Vizcaya
    Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya
    Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya
    Cordon, Isabela
    Santiago, Isabela
    Echague, Isabela
    Alicia, Isabela
    Cauayan, Isabela
    Tumauini, Isabela
    Cabagan, Isabela
    San Pablo, Isabela
    Flying V
    Tuguegarao, Cagayan

    3rd LEG
    Iguig, Cagayan
    Amulong, Cagayan
    Alcala, Cagayan
    Gattaran, Cagayan
    Pamplona, Cagayan
    Claveria, Cagayan
    Sta. Praxedes, Cagayan
    Bangui, Ilocos Norte
    Burgos, Ilocos Norte
    Bacarra, Ilocos Norte
    Laoag, Ilocos Norte
    San Nicholas, Ilocos Norte
    Badic, Ilocos Norte
    Sinait, Ilocos Sur
    Cabugao, Ilocos Sur
    San Juan Ilocos Sur
    Magsingal, Ilocos Sur
    Sto. Domingo, Ilocos Sur
    San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur
    Bantay, Ilocos Sur

    5th LEG
    Santa, Ilocos Sur
    Narvacan, Ilocos Sur
    Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur
    San Esteban, Ilocos Sur
    Santiago, Ilocos Sur
    Candon, Ilocos Sur
    Sta. Lucia, Ilocos Sur
    Sta. Cruz, Ilocos Sur
    Tagudin, Ilocos Sur
    Supiden, La Union
    Balaon, La Union
    Bacnotan, La Union
    San Juan, La Union
    San Fernando, La Union

    6th LEG
    Bauang, La Union
    Naguilian, La Union
    Burgos, La Union
    Prince Plaza Hotel, Baguio
    Baguio, Benguet
    Marcos Highway , Benguet
    Flying V Pugo
    La Union

    7th LEG
    Pozorrubio, Pangasinan
    Binalonan, Pangasinan
    Urdaneta, Pangasinan
    Villasis, Pangasinan
    Carmen, Pangasinan
    San Manuel, Tarlac
    Moncada, Tarlac
    Paniqui, Tarlac
    Gerona, Tarlac
    Tarlac, Tarlac
    Capas, Tarlac
    Bamban, Pampanga
    Mabalacat, Pampanga
    Angeles, Pampanga
  6. Hercules

    Hercules "Proudly Philippine Made"

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    For those riding in the Philippines doing the Noth Loop...... http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?article=461336016291

    DPWH: Magapit Bridge closed starting May 16 for repair

    By Oliver T. Baccay
    Wednesday 9th of May 2012
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    LALLO, Cagayan, May 9 (PIA) -- To start the rehabilitation of the famous Magapit Suspension Bridge in this town, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region 2 announced that the bridge will be closed for six months beginning May 16.

    The said bridge connects the province of Cagayan to northern Apayao province and the southern Cagayan Valley.

    The DPWH has designed a temporary road network with ferry boats and docking facilities located adjacent to the bridge, to transport the vehicles across the river during the six-month rehabilitation period.

    Mayor Florante Pascual and Board Member (BM) Maria Olivia B. Pascual assured the public of the safety of the ferry boats after the inspection done during the dry-run of the use of the ferry boats.

    Six light vehicles were able to fit in the ferry boat during the dry-run.

    Pascual ordered the local police force and barangay officials of Lal-lo to help in the traffic management.

    BM Pascual also requested the DPWH for the possibility of having another ferry boat to transport vehicles and passengers faster and more efficiently. She also asked for the patience and understanding of the public because in the end, the rehabilitation of the Magapit Bridge will benefit everyone.

    Built in the 1970s, Magapit Bridge is considered as the first suspension bridge in Southeast Asia and is one of the tourist attractions in the region.

    According to DPWH management, the approved budget for the project was P100 million, wherein P50 million came from the DPWH and the other half came from the Senate President, Honorable Juan C. Ponce Enrile. (OTB-PIA 2)
  7. Hercules

    Hercules "Proudly Philippine Made"

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  8. fierstf

    fierstf girl power

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    I am an American woman who is currently visiting Manila. Is anyone planning to attend the Ducati Philippines event this weekend? I would like to go up there on Saturday if possible. Unfortunately I will be leaving on Sunday. Please send me a message if anyone is attending! I would love to join you!
  9. Hercules

    Hercules "Proudly Philippine Made"

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    Welcome to the hilippine Adventure Rides thread fierstf!!!:clap

    I am glad you found your way here. I will be of of those riders marshalling the Ducati motorcade from Makati to Clark, Pampanga. And you are most welcome to join the Ducati Event.

    Where are you now? And let me know of your schedule so I cook ip something for you.

    Cheers!
  10. Hercules

    Hercules "Proudly Philippine Made"

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    Your wish just came true!

    And you will be:

    - riding a Suzuki V-strom DL1000 to the event
    - with a full BLUE face modular helmet
    - a Joe Rocket Phoenix Mesh type jacket
    - and a pair of safety knee with shin pads. :clap
  11. Rackemcrackem

    Rackemcrackem Unsafe at any speed

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    "I am sorry for not being around when greatly needed. Been busy here and there. In fact during rackemcrackem's last visit in March, we only had stolen times where we saw each other for some brown bottles. :freaky But eventhough I wasn't around, he was always in my house drinking my beer and taking naps in my couch."





    Hey, I resemble that remark! :lol3 Actually, I only remember a couple of naps on your couch, but riding around Manila did wear me out a little, so there might have been others....As to the brown bottles, yeah, they are a special nap-inducing formula, that's why I usually limit my consumption to small quantities of SM lite in the clear bottles! :rofl
  12. Hercules

    Hercules "Proudly Philippine Made"

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    Your welcome anytime in my house Terry!
    How are you? Hope all is well in your end.
    Good job in informing other inmates on how riding in the Phils is.

    You can drink as much nap-inducing formula in my house as you want too.
    Thanks my Friend!!! :D
  13. fierstf

    fierstf girl power

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    Awesome. I look forward to meeting everyone and going out for my first ride in the Philippines!

  14. dunesnstars

    dunesnstars Been here awhile

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    Well... It isn't a translap but it did just fine navigating through the countryside of Banaue. Long story with nice bike in Angeles City. I'll explain later but apparently I am too Filipino for them and since I am Filipino, I will steal bike parts. Minor set back. But we rented a car instead. My husband thinks he is now Carlos Sainz. We've had a blast on this trip! Been thru Banaue and checking Tuguegarao soon and the Callao caves.


    Here's a shot of our 4WD Ford Fiesta on our trek to Banga-an to visit an Ifugao village:
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    Lunch with a view at Sanafe Lodge:
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    Stay tuned...
  15. gsblue

    gsblue i'm undertall...

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    Sorry to hear about what happened with Nice-Bikes in Angeles City. I once tried to rent a bike for a friend who was a Pinoy also and the girl (a Pinay) there refused. My friend was an OFW and was willing to leave his passport plus all other govt documents that confirmed he is an OFW on a vacation here. Anyway, I got her name and told the staff in our hospital in Angeles City to kick her out if ever she comes in, even just to use the toilet. :evil

    Good for you to get the Ford, enjoy the rest of your adventure! :)

    Teng
  16. YnotJP?

    YnotJP? Long timer

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    I don't know Nice-Bike, but, I have given their name to some people as a place to rent a motorcycle
    here in the Philippines.

    I guess that will have to stop. Once, maybe a mistake or misunderstanding, more than once, company
    policy.
  17. lamyld

    lamyld Adventurer

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    hi guys, fellow riders, am a filipino too and i know the owner of nicebikes, rolando and his wife... yeah, everything is true that if you're a filipino or filipino looking guy/girl, they have this negative attitude towards lending, leasing or renting their bike. they think that you'll steal spare parts or maybe run away with their bike... hope their attitude towards their customers or soon to be client changes....
    ride safe everyone....
  18. Hercules

    Hercules "Proudly Philippine Made"

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    Sorry inmates, that has been their "company policy" since I met them, too bad for us Filipinos.....


    On the bright side, consider yourself lucky if you get to meet me or any other Philippine inmates when you visit the Phils. I can show you around (if I am free) and go on a ride with you too, provided that you wont bitch or nag me during the ride.

    Will upload new pictures when i have time. been too busy with work and family matters.


    Cheers!
  19. rgon

    rgon explore cordilleras

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    sorry to hear that kabayan. don't worry maybe next time you visit philippines i can rent out an xr 200 to you.
    i am out of the country right now, working, and i stopped renting out bike for the meantime. sorry i don't have
    big displacement adventure bike -i can't afford it :D

    there are a lot of places to ride in the cordilleras and the weather is cool.

    Tinoc, Ifugao
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    Mt. Ugo, Itogon Benguet.
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    cheers and goodluck dunesnstar!
  20. dunesnstars

    dunesnstars Been here awhile

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    Screw nice bike! They suck!

    Good news is we got back from the PI just in time for my new, shiny, birthday farkles! :clap

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    Planning to install them this afternoon! I'm exciiiiiiitedddddd! Thanks mpowers! :D