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) of Sandwich, Cambio and Pedicab. I knew that he was into bikes, what struck me is that he pedaled here.
I got to talk to him, after jamming with Chicosci, about his bikes. He preferred riding a single speed niner bike than a fixie, because it is more dependable on the streets of the Metro. He told me a story that one time, he was riding his fixie and got a flat, (he admitted that he didn’t know how to tinker with ’em bikes) so he had to walk his way home. At least when he gets a flat with a niner, the local vulcanizing boys can patch his tire. He also wants to keep his bike low key so that the “agaw-bike gang” wouldn’t be too attracted to his bike. He likes the flat color of his Karate Monkey, simply because he doesn’t dig flashy bikes.
It’s great to see a really influential musician on a bicycle. When I took his picture, he raised his bike and the people around Bistro started taking snap shots of him and his bike. At least these fanboys and fangirls would somehow realize that it is rad to have a bike. Their idol is doing it, so why can’t they? Thank you for the bike influence.
Cheers Rayms! RAKENROL!