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Old 11-09-2013, 07:13 PM   #1306
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Wicked Im back in NZ , my last 2 rides

This is my favourite bike , 2000 year DR650 which clocked up 73,000 miles , YES MILES , it had 3k on it when I bought it .



This is my 2nd favourite bike , Ducati Hypermotard S , I imported this from USA with 400 miles on it , couldn't get my head around riding it as suspension settings were so far out , it would tank slap at 160 kmh in a straight line , I got a friend who is a wiz at setting up bikes and he sorted that out. It wasn't till I went for a hard ride on a twisty road that I leant to ride it . You just have to get aggressive with the bars .



Well this is my riding patch in NZ , only problem is the cold weather, we had a back country ride planned today but will do it another day as cold strong winds and high rivers to cross . Cheers Toddy
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:59 PM   #1307
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I had a great time going thru a lot of the pics and ride reports. It has not been long since I got a ds bike. Have gone to some dirt roads like the one in porac and some parts of rizal. Porac was difficult especially for one that just got back on the saddle. Rizal was easier and reminded me of my summers in tanjay, negros oriental when we would ride the dt 125's a lot to farms in Pamplona, negros oriental (I would not mind if it was Pamplona Spain). Those were my first lessons in enduro riding. Ruts, river crossing, loose dirt riding etc. all done 23 years ago hahaha.
Now I got something to watch out for thru this thread and when ready and time permits I hope to join you guys in one of your rides. The eats I'm always game anytime!
Thanks for being ambassadors of the sport and your pics are truly a great way to show the world how much fun it is in the Philippines.
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You are most welcome Miko. Hope you can come and visit more often.c
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:27 PM   #1308
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Good to see you guys getting out and doing it and showing us to . 500km dont sound a lot to a biker who lives away from Asia but in the Phills its FAR especially if you are on a smaller bike . I prefer to travel to places then day hire bikes there .
Its very sad to hear of the Typhoon Yolanda . It King Hit Bantayan Island where I base myself . Im back in New Zealand now and its so hard waiting to hear how friends are there . Ride safe guys and keep the stories and pics coming . Cheers Toddy
You got that right Toddy, even a hundred kilometer ride in the Philippines without using the freeways, passing through small towns with pothole filled roads, dodging traffic and other livestock would be challenging at times .

Regarding Yolanda, visayas region was terribly hit, thousands of lives were lost and thousands are left homeless with no food, water and shelter. Such sad news and photos of the tragedy are too much to bare at times. I would like to take this opportunity to solicit for any kind of help you could send to the typhoon victims.

Thank you in advance ADV inmates
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:27 PM   #1309
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Nice colorfull pictures as usual Tody. How I wish I can do those trip you do....




Carlos! My Main Man! Why did you jot invite me in the Caramoan trip? I could have tagged along bringing my small YBR. That was a awesome adventure! Caramoan will be in my Bucket list



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Hi Kaibigan
I am coming to Manila in December until the first week of January and am wondering if I rent a duely from Nice bikes, will I be able to find another rider to show me around the north for a couple or three days? I would love to ride the Luzon loop if possible? Any one here looking at doing this around the time I am over? I will be staying at my asawas house in Cainta.
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Welcome to the Philippine Adventure Rides thread rollingbock!
Glad you found your way here.

3 days for the North Loop is doable but kinda tight. Lots of view and tourist stops but you have to double time riding during long stretches to cover more distance.

Will you asawa join you in you trip? Do you have a tentative dates for your trip. If you plan to rent from Nice bikes, I suggest that you book early because many will be vacationing and ride the Phils.

Feel free to comment or ask anything. Many can suggest their insights.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:44 PM   #1310
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If you guys go back to pages 82 and 83 you will see pics of Bantayan Island which is my 2nd home . There is also some special pics that I took at the Tacloban Market. It was neat taking those pics , I will never forget the smile on the old ladys face who was selling the brooms and bags when i showed her the picture on my camera screen . Sadly life will not be the same for the people there after the Typhoon . My girlfriends family are ok at Northern Samar . Bantayan got hammered and looking at pics coming thru on face book and the news is very upsetting for me . Guiuan in Eastern Samar has 100% of the buildings there with damage . I stayed there 2 years ago at Misty Blue Boat Shed , neat town , we went out to Pearl Island and snorkeled among the Giant Clams there. The hardest thing is not being able to contact friends there due to communications out . Cheers Toddy
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Old 11-11-2013, 04:35 PM   #1311
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The lose of life is very high. In many areas the is no food or shelter. This typhoon destroyed an area of 9.5 million people. Many areas completely lost their power and water systems, it will take months and in some cases years be to rebuild.

So very sad.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:05 AM   #1312
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If you guys go back to pages 82 and 83 you will see pics of Bantayan Island which is my 2nd home . There is also some special pics that I took at the Tacloban Market. It was neat taking those pics , I will never forget the smile on the old ladys face who was selling the brooms and bags when i showed her the picture on my camera screen . Sadly life will not be the same for the people there after the Typhoon . My girlfriends family are ok at Northern Samar . Bantayan got hammered and looking at pics coming thru on face book and the news is very upsetting for me . Guiuan in Eastern Samar has 100% of the buildings there with damage . I stayed there 2 years ago at Misty Blue Boat Shed , neat town , we went out to Pearl Island and snorkeled among the Giant Clams there. The hardest thing is not being able to contact friends there due to communications out . Cheers Toddy
I remember those beautiful pics you shared. I hope all your friends are well Toddy everybody here is troubled by this catastrophe which brings out the best in us which is to care for humanity. We thank everyone and all countries who have donated or pledged assistance to help our country. We truly appreciate all the help, all we can say is thank you, thank you and thank you.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:19 AM   #1313
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The lose of life is very high. In many areas the is no food or shelter. This typhoon destroyed an area of 9.5 million people. Many areas completely lost their power and water systems, it will take months and in some cases years be to rebuild.

So very sad.

So sad indeed. However, YnotJP fear not as this catastrophe brings out the best of us humanbeings no matter what religion , country or raise we belong to as we fight for our own preservation and help to save our own species.

Being dramatic and all, come and visit our country fellow adv inmates, where adventure riding is "more fun in the Philippines" :) Income from tourism will help a lot in rebuilding and rehabilitaion of the areas affected by the storm.
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:14 PM   #1314
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TYPHOON HAIYAN - YOLANDA BEFORE AFTER PICS "WARNING" stressing pics

To fellow philippine riders im shareing this for our thought to go to family's involved inc mine.

here is the latest link of before & after pics

http://www.abc.net.au/news/specials/...-before-after/


Updated 15 nov 2013

my family all alive but stranded like many in the western brgy leyte / biliran TINOCDUGAN etc area with no food or water for 5 days now my 2yr daughter weak. the only txt we received " HUNNY WE OK NEED HELP NO FOODS 5 DAYS FOR BABY'S VERY WEEK " these areas received food water today - now i will eat.




The situation for millions of people in typhoon-ravaged parts of the Philippines is becoming dire, but the nation's president says the death toll from the disaster is likely far lower than initially feared.

A massive relief effort is underway after Typhoon Haiyan ripped across the province of Leyte on Friday, but bad weather and damaged infrastructure is hampering efforts to get aid to those most in need.

Aid officials and the United Nations estimates initially put the death toll at around in 10,000 Tacloban alone, but president Benigno Aquino now says it is likely to be much lower.

"The figure right now I have is about 2,000, but this might still get higher," he told CNN.

"Ten thousand, I think, is too much. "There was emotional trauma involved with that particular estimate, quoting both a police official and a local government official. They were too close to the incident, they didn't have basis for it."

Mr Aquino said his government still has to contact about 29 municipalities to establish the final death toll.

The official death toll stood at 1,774 on Tuesday.

An official state of national calamity has been declared in the country, which is being lashed by heavy rain.

Typhoon Haiyan - known locally as Typhoon Yolanda and one of the strongest storms on record - flattened buildings and knocked out electricity and water supplies as tsunami-like waves and brutal winds tore across large swathes of the archipelago, leaving survivors with virtually nothing.

In the provincial capital Tacloban, which bore the brunt of the storm, few homes remain standing and witnesses have described bodies piled in the streets.
Aid workers struggle to deal with 'major human catastrophe'

Thousands of aid workers are already on the ground to help deal with what the organisation has described as a "major humanitarian catastrophe". The United Nations says the Philippines urgently needs food, sanitation, shelter and debris removal.

But survivors are facing long waits for aid to arrive because of damage to roads and other infrastructure, and the ongoing rain is making relief efforts more dangerous.

"People are now absolutely desperate. They need food, they need water, they need shelter," UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said.

"People of course need to be protected, women, children, those with disabilities."

Christopher De Bono, who is in Manila with the children's charity UNICEF, has described how aid workers are coping with the enormity of the devastation.

"Basically what happens is you throw yourself in, you ignore sleep and you forget everything else for the first week, and at the end of that you burn out and someone else comes in and takes over from you," he said.

"I don't know what else to say but when you know that children's' lives are what you're working for, it's a lot easier to stay focused and stay awake."

The United States is sending an aircraft carrier carrying relief supplies and Britain is also sending a warship with equipment to make drinking water from seawater, and a military transport aircraft.
Australian relief teams head to Philippines

The UN has made $US25 million from its central emergency fund available to the country, and launched an appeal for an additional $US300 million. Australia has pledged $10 million in aid, and Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he is prepared to send more.

Two Air Force aircraft have been loaded in Darwin and are set to fly out to the Philippines as part of Australia's relief effort.

A C-17 Globemaster is packed with 25 tonnes of emergency and medical supplies, and a C-130 Hercules will carry 36 emergency and medical personnel to the country.

The specialist team made up of doctors, nurses and logistics experts from around Australia is expected to operate in the region for at least two weeks.

The Philippines' Ambassador to Canberra, Belen Anota, has thanked Australia for its assistance, saying the nation is "very grateful". http://www.abc.net.au/.../5087742

http://www.abc.net.au/.../5087698



Casualty list & rising:
http://www.gov.ph/crisis-response/up...ampaign=Buffer




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Old 11-26-2013, 02:50 PM   #1315
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Cool2 A noob has joined this thread

Since everyone is busy, I thought I'll sneak in my first post. Unlike most of the riders here on biggies, I only have a Honda scooter (my first one) with 70k kms on it. I don't let that get in the way of doing long trips though.

I am based in Laguna and ride at least twice a year to my hometown in Bicol. Longest ride I've done was North Loop and if I were to pick the best route I did, I'd say it would be those in the Cordilleras. I have not joined any other motorcycle club aside from Laguna Moto Club.

This picture sums up how I love traveling on two wheels.

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Old 11-26-2013, 07:55 PM   #1316
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Welcome riderako, "size doesn't matter" just like "age doesn't matter" or so they say. I am a 73 year old expat (USA) living in Manila, ride an XR 200. It is always nice to see and hear from new faces on Philippines Adventure Rides, keep us updated on your rides.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:28 PM   #1317
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Welcome!!

Congratulations on you very first post riderako! And I am glad that you found your way here at the Philiipine Adventure Rides thread.

Feel free to.post anything related ro Philippine riding and lets sjow the whole world how we do it here in our country. We ride to enjoy whatever the size is. You would be surprised that there are many who ride a.small displacement bike too. I myself have a set of them ranging from 50cc, 90cc, 125cc and a 200cc.

Go ahead and post away!
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:29 PM   #1318
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Thank you! you guys have are already doing a wonderful job showing advers around, both in ride reports and in actual rides.

I would like to *ahem* brag that I have already helped out an adver or two via PMs so I think I can do a better job by joining the discussion here.
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:46 PM   #1319
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Thank you! you guys have are already doing a wonderful job showing advers around, both in ride reports and in actual rides.

I would like to *ahem* brag that I have already helped out an adver or two via PMs so I think I can do a better job by joining the discussion here.

Thank you for you comment.

That's great to hear that you are already doing your "share" of helping other inmates via PM. Posting is more vocal brother.


As for me this Sunday another inmate is arriving the PI and he emailed me weeks before. He wanted to rent a bike to go around the city of Manila. And doesn't have to be a big one. I will let him rent my YBR125G for 2 days and the package includes hotel pick up to my place to get the bike.



Keep on posting and let's hear more about you.

"Huwag ka na mahiya" (Don't be shy).....
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:19 AM   #1320
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Herc you always step up when somebody needs help, good for you

just in case your friend thinks a 125 is too small, I have ridden mine all over the Philippines, be careful in Manila though, its not fast but hectic
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