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July 23, 2015 Comments (0) Bike Trials, Blog Posts, Reviews

Nice Ride (The Mt. Maarat Therapy)

The Mountain Goats rode up to Mount Maarat in Timberland last weekend. It was the usual weekend therapy for the Goats, so it was an up-trail-down kind of ride. We chose to go to the unusual route (since we figured that it would be too muddy to do the blue and green trail) meaning we took a left at the developing residential area and went to the old Roxas Boulevard.
The Roxas Boulevard
This trail is the C5 if Basic is Edsa. It is the alternate route when going to the Giant store for the trail ends on the gate where the Basic trail ends. The Basic trail is wide and a four-wheeled vehicle can pass through it, while Roxas boulevard is much narrower. There used to be a cemented single lane road but nature has taken its rightful place and covered it up once again with soil and mud. Personally, I like riding the Roxas Boulevard better than the Basic trail. Roxas offers a better view plus it is less muddy. In Basic trail, there are a number of water puddles which you have to figure out which line to take, but here in Roxas, the lines are clearer.
There are also areas in Roxas Boulevard wherein you go really fast downhill. It is quite a rush.
Roxas Boulevard got its namesake because it goes through the property of the Roxas’s clan.
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Royal Racing Quantum gloves
Teamspyder also sent me new full finger gloves for product review and testing. They sent me the Royal Racing Quantum Glove in blue and red. This lightweight race/ enduro/ downhill specific MTB gloves is for serious riders with the skills to pay the bills.
I love the red and blue Spiderman combination, which made me feel I had spider senses. It is thin enough to be able to use your smart phone for the touch screen works even if the gloves are on. No need to remove the gloves when taking selfies or answering messages from Mary Jane.
The gloves let my hands breath and it does not hinder any activity which would need you to remove the hand protection. It looks awesome, plus it makes you feel as if you are a real pro.
There is also a micro fibre thumb wipe which lets you catch the sweat coming from your face with a swipe of a thumb. This is very useful here in the Philippines, says the sweaty Pinoy.
It is a beautiful pair of gloves, and unique from the everybody else’s Fox racing gloves. For more info about Royal Racing Quantum glove, check out:

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