Seems to me that a 20-minute morning bike commute to the bus stop in Dasmarinas town proper ain’t that bad. An easy moderate uphill ride on a 2×1 with no shoulders road configuration lacking standard pavement markings, delineators and cat-eye road accessories.
I rode with MapMyRide! Distance: 8.91km, time: 01:09:12, pace: 7:46min/km, speed: 7.73km/h.
Distance roughly the same from Makati to Shaw Boulevard. Air is so much better here.
After more than 20 years, my front rims finally derformed. The contact surface against the brake pads become too thin that they suddenly warped like burning plastic. I was surprised while I was riding from work, that I felt my pads aren’t making full contact. Than the rims made a thud-thud-smooth-thud-thud sound. I stopped and saw that this was the result of years and years of brake rubber versus aluminum.
Oh well, luckily my wife’s bike isn’t being used regularly so I exchanged it with her front rims. Sheesh…Need to save so that I could buy my replacements.
T’was weird that after a day of being punctured, I saw this morning that my rear tire was still filled with air. I never thought that the interior tube actually survived. So I was like, okay, I’ll try to use my bike today and check if it’s just luck.
After coming out of the office at 1030pm, woah!!! Just got lucky again…it’s been almost 14 months since I got a flat in Antipolo, Rizal and sometimes I just feel that God and nature are on my side.