Habagat Earth Hour Night Ride (Marikina City) March 23 8:30pm

Habagat Earth Hour

Habagat Earth Hour

Millions of people around the world switch off their lights for Earth Hour at 8.30pm (20:30) in their local times on the last Saturday of March each year. In 2013, Earth Hour occurs one week earlier, on March 23.

Millions of people turn off their lights for Earth Hour at 8.30pm (20:30) in their local times on the last Saturday of March. Iconic buildings and landmarks from Europe to Asia to the Americas have stood in darkness during previous Earth Hours. Some people enjoy Earth Hour with a candle-lit dinner or a candle-lit bath, while others host large events or parties, either in darkness or with candles, to celebrate Earth Hour.

Businesses and government organizations, as well as community and political leaders also take part in Earth Hour. It’s about giving people a voice on the planet’s future and working together to create a sustainable low carbon future for planet earth.

This March 23, you can do your part in earth hour by joining a Night Ride.

This will be the first HABAGAT EARTH HOUR Night Ride to be held in Manila. It will commemorate the worldwide EARTH HOUR event that has become a global phenomenon, focusing people’s attention on Earth’s energy crisis and how we can help by using less electricity and more human power.  Simultaneous bike rides are also being organized in Cebu, Davao and Cagayan de Oro.

In the spirit of EARTH HOUR, the HABAGAT EARTH HOUR Night Ride will be entirely FREE of charge! Habagat items will also be raffled-off after the ride.

Assembly time is at 6:00pm and Ride out at 7:00pm.  Assembly will be at the Marikina City hall. This will be a leisurely ride with a speed of 8kph to 10kph with frequent stops so cleats are not really advisable. Safety first! NO HELMET NO RIDE. The route will be as follows.

Habagat Night Ride Route

Habagat Night Ride Route

Ride safe and see you there!

7-Eleven Tour 700 May 13, 2012 Reminders on Race day

Me and my wife Joyce are all set and getting ready for race day tomorrow May 13, 2012 o 7-Eleven Tour 700 which also happens to be Mothers Day! Its going to be our first RoadBike race together. I think its going to be more like a fun ride. Here are some reminders on Race day tomorrow , info from http://www.tour711.com/   For Race BIB and Sticker placement be aware of the following:  

Parking at the Venue is as follows and be at the race venue 45 minutes before your start time.

And sadly.. we have to observe the following cut-off times, particularly for those riding 100Km.  To be sure, you may opt to place USED RUBBER/TIRE TUBING at the rear end area of the frame to protect your bike from probable scratches should your bike be boarded on the truck and be placed tight beside other bikes.

Other tips as provided by the race organizer..

  1. Do not ride faster than your ability.
  2. Keep a safe distance between you and other riders to prevent crashes.
  3. Remember to stop for hydration. There will be a hydration station every 10km.

My personal tip…

1) Get enough rest. Arrive Early. Have a checklist before leaving manila.
2) Bring stuff you need, TOOLS, extra tubes, Vaseline, sunblock, air pump, money, charged cellphone with load, camera with memory card and battery.

3) Last minute bike check. Is everything tightened FIT TO you? For now, dont let anyone ride your bike after making your final adjustments.

4 ) For the Multisport athletes out there,.. remember NO AEROBARS. For the roadies out there, not everyone are hardcore riders, and are not even used to close peleton formations, hand signals or even basic road bike courtesy / protocol.

5) If its your first time to wear cleats. Forget about it. Stick to regular shoes.  If you bought anything new to your bike which will change the way you ride. Forget about it, stick to whats predictable.

6) Just enjoy your race and stay safe always. Keep distance.. Be courteous, if you should brake, veer to side brake slowly and look and be aware at all sides.

Have a safe race everyone! Godspeed!