My first Road Bike

Since the trend (fad?) nowadays is that everyone’s getting a road bike – I decided to ride (no pun intended) the bandwagon and get one myself.

Why are you looking at me like that? I’ll have you know that that is is a road bike just as well. It’s a bike, and it’s for the road! What, you thought I was going to allow myself to wear cycling shorts? I’m not yet prepared for that!

Anyways, this post is a sort of review on my latest acquisition. Though I’d more likely say “unboxing” (even if it has no box to speak of), as all I’m going to talk about here is on the modifications I made on it, and not my experience riding it (not yet at least) Read More

I’ve Fallen for a Monster

Another major milestone in my life: I finally got myself a motorcycle.

Always wanted one but either the time or the circumstance (finances, or girlfriend, or both) didn’t allow it. Coming from the demise of a 7-year relationship, 1 Remind me never to joke about the 7-year itch, ever. this could definitely be an effective part of my [retail] therapy. It would also, once and for all, make sure the next woman wouldn’t have a say in the matter. So there is some half-full thing that could be had in this – like with every other aspect of life.

Anyways, enough with the bickering – let’s just get to the details 🙂

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1. Remind me never to joke about the 7-year itch, ever.

Getting a Modern Ducati [Key]ported

I realized that getting my Monster’s key converted into a Keyport blade cost me a whole lot more than I had expected.

Let’s be clear however, that this is through no fault of Keyport. Instead, it was the simple fact that I was the first customer to ever hand them this particular type of key (high security, transponder chip) – which turned out to be quite a nightmare for everyone. But all has been sorted out and I now have in my possession a properly working Keyport blade that works with my Monster’s immobilizer system.

I figured I’d make my “sacrifice” worthwhile by sharing whatever knowledge I’ve gleaned from the experience and help Ducati owners interested in getting ported blades for their [recent] bikes.

Of course this post wouldn’t be worth its salt if we didn’t have a blow by blow of my experience with this key. So let’s get right to it. Read More

My Sporty Valentine

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Yes, you were supposed to sing the title to the tune of My Funny Valentine – FAIL >:(

All the same, this Valentine’s day was pretty unique for Cris and myself.

Bruno, Len, Elaine, Paul, Len’s cousins and their respective significant others had joined The North Face couple’s run which was held early today at Nuvali. They (the runners) had planned to crash at Bruno’s Tagaytay home right before the race (since the race started 6am the next day)

Since Cris, Mara, Mark, Alan, Teejay and myself thought that we could bike in the area while the runners did their thing, Cris and I decided to bring our bikes and tag along to Tagaytay and meet up with the rest of the bikers during the event. Read More

Getting caught

I posted this status message yesterday:

Just came from Maarat; love the part when I endo’ed and Paul caught my bike instead of me; priorities nga naman kse di ba? 😉

I hadn’t realized that amusing as it was, some of the more scrutinizing readers/bikers might wonder “how the hell does one even get into a situation where one is able to be ‘caught’ after flying off his bike in the first place?” Good point, so here’s the lowdown of what happened… Read More