• The Mt. Ugo Experience

    October 5, 2016 Comments Adventure, Blog Posts

    Legend told us that the name of Mt. Ugo came from the term “pUGOt” meaning to cut off the head. They say that is the local’s warning to all trespassers who violate the serenity of the mountain. Believe it or not, it is a proper name for a mystic mountain which holds a lot of …

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  • Trail fun at the Maxxis Cup 2016

    June 14, 2016 Comments Blog Posts

    Trail fun at the Maxxis Cup 2016 We celebrated the Philippine Independence Day at the La Mesa Ecopark to play in the Maxxis Cup 2016. It was a worthwhile event with a challenging route, helpful race officials, lots of freebies and good ‘ol MTB camaraderie. Kudos to the Team Adrenaline Multisport Resources and

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  • Live Life With Balance

    July 17, 2015 Comments Blog Posts

    The Valleybikes mantra has been with us since day one: LIVE LIFE WITH BALANCE. We present the evolution of Valleybikes.net. Thanks to our friends and supporters who have always been there, may the Force be with you always. Valleybikes shall bring you balanced news and views. Awesome pictures and excellent videos, keep

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  • Bikers Are Strange

    August 18, 2014 Comments Bike Trials, Blog Posts, Slider

    Trail riding in Mt. Maarat. sometime long ago. a good memory of the more natural terrain and trails of Mt. Maarat. edited by Pao Caro. music by The Doors. “People Are Strange” Big shout out to Jim, Pao, Mel and Go Pro. Till our next ride.

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  • Black Sabbath Ride 2013– musicbijo!

    July 30, 2013 Comments Adventure, Bike Trials, Blog Posts, Wazat?!

    To all the riders who joined us during the Black Sabbath Ride 2013, Wasup!? High five to Pao Caro for editing the video footage and pictures. Three pats on the back for Kani and his GoPro video. Pat pat pat. Good job! Thanks to Ron and Macky for the comedy relief (and some pics also). …

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  • The Hulk– Mr. Agoncillo’s Ti Fatback

    February 12, 2013 Comments Blog Posts, Reviews, Slider

    The moment I saw the Fatback at the back of Ryan’s truck, I was amazed. I stopped and cherished the beauty and curves of this beautifully built Ti machine. The 3.8 Surly Knard tires are literally flexing its muscles at any by-stander ogling at the bike. It was a sight to behold. I called him …

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  • VCC

    January 7, 2013 Comments Blog Posts, Slider, Wazat?!

    There are numerous ways to wear a cycling cap. Visor down- to protect you from the harsh sunlight Visor up- ‘coz its trendy like that… Visor at the nape- for aerodynamics Cyclists wear these caps to represent their favorite brand or sponsor. It’s also a great sweat stopper (from your forehead

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  • Raimund Marasigan = biker dude

    November 26, 2012 Comments Bicycles, Blog Posts, Slider, Wazat?!

    I was passing by 70’s Bistro in Anonas, Quezon City when I saw a biker holding a mullet helmet. I looked at his face because it might be a friend of mine or even a bike acquaintance. Upon seeing his very familiar face, I was surprised to find out that it is Raimund Marasigan (@raymsmercygun) …

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  • Natural— mountainbiking in Maarat shot using GoPro

    November 12, 2012 Comments Adventure, Bike Trials, Blog Posts, Slider, Wazat?!

    This is our first ever project that we edited and had time to produce. Pao and Homer fooled around and we decided to share to everyone how green and natural it is in San Mateo, Mt. Maarat. This is in the Green zone, as they call it, a friendly single track in our playground, Mt. …

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  • RIDE to SAGADA 2011

    October 21, 2011 Comments Adventure, Bike Trials, Blog Posts, Slider

                    Bike to Sagada, check. When I started mountain biking, I only dream of riding up to Sagada. I have fulfilled my fantasy, and it was one sweet ride. I shall consider this ride to be one of my most memorable rides in my life. We started at …

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  • bikes 'n chicks

    May 19, 2011 Comments Bikes and Babes, Blog Posts, Slider

    Don’t ya just love Lindsay? Despite all the controversies and all the negative publicity, she is still my favorite girl from Hollywood. So I checked with Google if there were Lindsay pics ridin’, and thank God, there are! TMZ says that she is taking up biking to have a healthier lifestyle. Amen to that!

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  • Spinning Wash

    June 3, 2019 Comments Blog Posts

    Students from Dalian Nationalities University in Dalian, Liaoning, China conceptualized and designed this exercise bike which could be the solution for dads who ride and wash. This pedal washing machine not only saves electricity for washing clothes, it also gives a cardio work out. Of course, nothing beats the real

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  • My Love Affair With The Superman Bike: Specialized Turbo Levo Relationship

    May 24, 2019 Comments Blog Posts, Reviews, Slider

    Day One I got the Turbo Levo today. The attraction was natural. The curvy, sexy carbon frame makes the bike very appealing. The top tube is smooth and very pretty. From attraction, my feelings for the bike were morphing into infatuation… The friendly folks at Specialized were very courteous and helpful in

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  • What’s In The Bag? Summer Essentials

    May 7, 2019 Comments Blog Posts, Reviews

    For me, summer means lakads, training, and sun. Well, it means sun for all of us. Preparations have to be done to beat the heat, and I do just that every day. So, what do I have on me on these scorching summer days? Well, I’ll run you through it. What’s In The Bag? Summer …

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  • Brain Game: Spyder Tarmac Gets A Fresh Review

    April 10, 2019 Comments Blog Posts, Reviews

    Spyder’s brand new helmet, the Tarmac S1 road helmet, is one to behold for its aesthetic and reliability. After using it for a week and a half, I can say that this helmet is one to cop. Growing up, my dad always stressed the significance of wearing a helmet. He made me wear a helmet, …

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  • Putting The Fang Into Good Use— The Knog Multi Tool Test

    March 25, 2019 Comments Reviews

    A many-toothed piece of kit that fits right in your pocket, Honestly, I wasn’t too hot on the idea of testing out a bike-specific multi-tool when my mate from Valleybikes first approached me about it. The first thought that came to mind was that of a ubiquitous Swiss brand whose status in pop culture was …

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  • The New Mean: Maxxis Assegai 2.5 Tires Testi

    March 21, 2019 Comments Blog Posts, Reviews

    There is a new player in the mountain bike tires scene: Maxxis Assegai 2.5. Developed and pondered upon by Greg Minnaar (Downhill extraordinaire), this tire is a mash up of his favorite Maxxis tires. Legend has it; the thread pattern of the Assegai is a mix of the High Roller and Minion DHF plus all …

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  • Mt. Shotgun Plus Another Trail Equals Fun.

    February 22, 2019 Comments Adventure, Bike Trials, Blog Posts

    The gang got back to our old stomping grounds to ride our bikes. It is just sad that our usual playground inside the Timberland Estates is closed to the general public. They prevent letting just anyone ride the single track of Timberland in preparation for the 711 Trail 2019. They say after the race, they …

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  • Check Your Head- Lazer Compact DLX Review

    February 19, 2019 Comments Blog Posts, Reviews

    Looking for a helmet that checks off most boxes in terms of safety, affordability & looks? Look no further— Lazer Compact DLX is in the house! Ah, helmets. Choosing one, for me, is not as simple as black & white. There are a few factors to consider; chief among them

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  • Spyder Anchor MTB Shorts Is All You Need

    February 11, 2019 Comments Blog Posts, Reviews

    As a mountain biker, I’d always imagine that MTB shorts would be staple and become mainstream, making MTB shorts part of everyone’s wardrobe. In short, I thought MTB shorts (fun puns) would be part of mainstream local fashion much like how board shorts (for surfing) became a thing, and it was cool to wear

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