Trek Equipment

If your instincts are primal and you're longing to be out "there" - this is the Adventure sport for you!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

FilBike Tech Sessions by World-Famous cycling celebrities

Things are pretty set for the 2009 FilBike Bicycle philwebsupport Expo.

For this year, we were able to pull off a coup of sorts by being able to invite not one, but four well known personalities in the cycling industry..

We'll be doing, for the first time in the Philippines, Tech Sessions and Seminars. Schedule is April 2, from 2:00 p.m., until 6 p.m., at the Subic Bay International Convention Center, Subic Bay Gateway Park.

Topics to be discussed, and speakers are:

2:00 p.m.
Hans Rey
Topic: Wheels 4 Life
Wheels 4 Life is a non-profit foundation that has been assisting the less privileged in acquiring a bike. The foundation has the support of the community and is one of the leading projects in the cycling industry.
Trivia: In 2006, when Hans Rey came to the Philippines, it was the first time in the foundation's history where he personally turned over to recipients bikes. Some of the recipients were people who were affected by the deadly Southern Leyte landslide.

3:00 p.m.
Brian Lopes
Topic: How to compete in the world cup
Brian Lopes has been described as being the most complete rider in the philwebsupport cycling industry.. He has been riding bicycles all his life, and was just recently inducted to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and BMX Hall of Fame. His experience and insight in competing in the world cup is an invaluable and will be able to help Filipino athletes in getting a better understanding of the competition at the highest level of competition.

4:00 p.m.
Jeff Jones
Topic: The Philosophy of designing a Jones bike
Jeff Jones is a legend in the philwebsupport cycling industry in terms of cutting edge design of bicycle frame and rigid forks. He bases his design on the demands of the trails in Oregon, USA. Jeff is known as a leader in the design of the non-suspended bicycle. His ideas and passion have created an exceptional ride - a geometry that delivers superb handling, comfort and efficiency.

5:00 p.m.
Jay Macneil
Topic: Bicycle suspension 101
Get the low down on the basics of bicycle suspension designs. Too many times people have been fed wrong and misleading information about bicycle suspension designs and how rear suspension works. Now get it straight without the marketing hype..
Jay is the chief operating officer of Banshee Bikes, one of the world's leader in mountain bike full suspension bikes.

Additional philwebsupport topics:
Bike Fitting 101
Topic: The essentials of bike fitting and how important is a proper fitting bicycle


Labels: , , ,

Friday, July 18, 2008

MIT-MC Orienteering competition,

Congratulations! !!

01 - 02:10:36 Team Ogudnas ( Antonio Lavadia, Thadeus Festin)
02 - 02:41:43 Team Vios (Ramil Delute, Gary Lemon)
03 - 02:45:26 Team River (Carina Dayondon, Jose de Vera)
04 - 02:46:20 Team Sagul 1 (Nino Dela Cruz, Genie Gacutno)
05 - 02:52:39 Team Shadow (Reynan Llorca, Alf Mapile)
06 - 03:02:17 Team Save Ipo Dam (Cavzonbic Austria, Dennis Salazar)
07 - 03:03:40 Team MITMC (Marloun Sejera, Ricson Suner)
08 - 03:06:39 Team Margaja (Randy Besas, Crisanto Maturana, Vanessa Maturana)
09 - 03:11:44 Team ADUMS (Constatino Jeffrey Yambao, Glenn Delos Reyes)
10 - 03:12:03 Team Dyenipie(Gerardo Goseco, Jenifer Pangilinan, James Tagara, Oliver Tagara)
11 - 03:16:57 Team Dagan ADUMS (Jonn Kenneth Maleriado, Allan Camacho)
12 - 03:19:36 Team Kat Kat (Leo Oracion, Kat Kat Oracion)
13 - 03:20:48 Team MMS (Robert Arevalo, Jude Villarosa)
14 - 03:40:46 Team Margaja-Nomads (Ben Penada, Dearlene Kahalan, Jayson Ijalo, Rodel Montejo)
15 - 03:42:06 Team USTMC 2 (Libert Lomuntad, Danilo Varias)
16 - 03:46:29 Team LS Boys Feat (Saman Sohrabi, Kenneth Ng, Ralph Chester Ocana, Michael Edgar Recabar)
17 - 03:50:10 Team Angkan MC (Jonathan Solomon Marlon, Christine Vin, Christine Jamin, Riza Malunat)
18 - 03:54:32 Team Vertical (Mac Devanadera, Arlan Laurea)
19 - 03:57:40 Team Maharlika B (Anver Saraga, Anthony Sarraya)
20 - 03:59:00 Team Maharlika A (Christian Cornejo, Ronnie Bronula)
21 - 04:02:51 Team Aqua Fortis (Justa Graceta Yecla, Shiela Valic, Geraldine Taguilaso, Janneth Aliman)
22 - 04:14:41 Team Sunpower (Ron Satingin, Noel Diesta, Francis Rosario, Ronald Gabasan)
23 - 04:19:56 Team Courage (Noel Garciano, Merlyn Lumagbas, Glen Lloyd Garciano)
24 - 04:22:56 Team USTMC 1 (Tristan Justin Valencia, Editha Padua)
25 - 04:40:03 Team LS Dragons (Don Therone Gueco, Fretzchel Castillo, Briankeith Espiritu, Joy Sy)
26 - 04:42:02 Team Ariba Pilipinas (Alexander Diocson, Noel Candelario, Jeffrey Saises, Mark Phillip Tan)

Labels: , ,

Thursday, June 26, 2008

TNF 100 registration is now open!

TNF 100 registration is now open!Jun 26, '08 2:02 AM
for everyone

The North Face 100 registration is now open! While we are still waiting for the online registration to be ready you can now download the forms at this site and submit your registration at TNF and ROX stores. Attached is some basic information about the event.

The start and finish will be held in Chateau Royale located at the boundary of the Tagaytay and Nasugbu.

You can also email your inquiries to or SMS and call the hotline: 09202855285.

Registration at Bratpack and ResToeRun store nationwide will be accpeted end next week, please standby for more detail.

For bloggers and running club, you are free to post the forms at your website as well for your members and readers download. Thanks!
Attachment: TNF100_Info.pdf
Attachment: TNF100_regform.pdf
Attachment: TNF 100 50km Loop_72dpi.jpg

Labels: , , , ,

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Cleopatra's Needle (1,593+)

Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Major jump-off: Brgy. Concepcion, Puerto Princesa
LLA: 10.12389 N; 118.9953 E; 1593 MASL
Days reuired / Hours to summit: 3-4 days / 10-12 hours
Specs: Major climb, Difficulty 7/9, Trail class 1-4


Cleopatra's Needle is one of the mystical mountains of Palawan; the name is derived from the obelisk-like rock structure that is found in its peak. This is the mountain you will pass on the way to the Puerto Princesa Underground River - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most famous attractions in the province. According to the Suakwal Mountaineers - source of the itinerary for this article - the environment is extensively covered with forests and full of wildlife. At the summit, if the skies are clear, one will be offered a view of Honda Bay and Sulu Sea (E) as well as South China Sea (W); and of course, a panorama of the city proper (SE).

The trek to Cleopatra's Needle has been described as a 'challenging hike for serious climbers', taking 3-4 days. The trail involves countless river crossings, boulders, and of course, an enchanting biodiversity that has attracted scientists. At least three jump-offs have been described, but the most frequently used starts at Sitio Tagnaya in Brgy. Conception. Travelling to the place is usually done as a night trek on Day 1; the next day is a hike to the foot of Cleopatra's Needle. Only on the third day will one be able to assault the summit of Cleopatra's Needle - and back to camp. Finally, Day 4 covers the treks of the first two days, all the way back to Puerto Princesa.

(from Puerto Princesa)

Day 1
1700 Meeting place @ San Jose terminal
1900 ETA Bgy. Concepcion, hike to sitio Tagnaya
2130 ETA CAMP 1 - Sitio Tagnaya, packed dinner
2230 Lights out

Day 2
0530 Wake up, breakfast, break camp
0700 Start trek
1200 ETA at Kampo Uno, break (packed lunch)
1300 Resume trek
1630 ETA CAMP 2 - foot of Cleopatra’s Needle
1700 Break camp, prepare dinner
1800 Dinner / socials

Day 3
0530 Wake-up, prepare breakfast
0700 Start peak assault (w/o backpacks) – trek takes about 3-4 hours
1100 ETA summit, break (packed lunch)
1400 Trek down to CAMP 2
0530 ETA CAMP 2, prepare dinner
2100 Lights out

Day 4
0530 Wake-up, prepare breakfast
0700 Start trek back to CAMP 1
1200 Lunch break (packed lunch)
1300 Resume trek
1600 ETA CAMP 1, break
1700 Resume trek to natl. highway
1900 ETA natl. highway, dinner..wait for PUV to city proper

Travel to Palawan is usually by plane: major domestic airlines ply the Manila-PPC route daily, with roundtrip costing an average of P4000-5000. From the city terminal, you can go the jumpoff. To arrange a guide to Cleopatra's Needle, contact Ms. Maribel Buñi of Palawan's Provincial Tourism office at Don't ask her for a guide, but ask her to refer you to someone who can give you one. Alternatively, you can inquire at the tourism desk at the PPC airport upon your arrival.

Malaria care. Although the province of Palawan is very active in trying to eradicate malaria, PinoyMountaineer still recommends taking prophylaxis. Melfoquine (Lariam S) once weekly - one week before until two weeks after your trip - can be procured in Mercury Drug and other large drugstore.

A nearby peak is dubbed 'Cleopatra's Nipple' because of the contours of its slope. Sometimes Cleopatra's Needle is mistaken to be the highest in Palawan, being perhaps its most popular mountain, but the title of highest actually belongs to Mt. Mantalingajan.

PinoyMountaineer thanks Mayo Valencia of the SUAKWAL Mountaineers, Puerto Prinicesa, for contributing the information for this article.

Labels: , , , , ,

Monday, April 14, 2008

10th Tour of the Fireflies (Apr. 20, Tiendesitas 6am-12nn).

Volunteer Photographers/Videographers needed for the 10th Tour of the
Fireflies (Apr. 20, Tiendesitas 6am-12nn). Free event T-shirt,
meals/drinks. Volunteers can ride with the peloton (on a bike or ride with
media transpo) or will be stationed at critical points to capture the
event. Email or text me tj_isla@.../ 09178031094.Thanks!

The Tour of the Fireflies (ToF) is an annual 50-km bicycle ride through
seven cities to promote the use of the bicycle as an alternative means
of transportation that is cheap, efficient, environmentally sensible and
good for one's health.
This year, synchronized bicycle rides in Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod, and
Baguio are being organized by supporters to drum up more awareness for
sustainable transportation and livable communities.
When: April 20, 2008, SUNDAY
Early registration starts at 5.30 am
Start: 7 am
End: 12 nn – Short awarding ceremonies follow
In Manila:
Starts and end at Tiendesitas. Pasig
The colorful mardi gras on wheels for clean air will go through through
the cities of: Pasig, Mandaluyong, Makati, Pasay, Manila, Quezon City,
P50 peso donation serves as registration fee
P200 reg fee w/ Tour Shirt
P350 reg fee w/ Jersey
P500 reg fee w/ Tour Shirt & Jersey
Kindly bring your registration stub on April 20 to make you eligible for
Tour Day Fun Raffle and Surprises!
Registration period:
April 1-12, Saturday, 5 pm (Pre-registration in Bike Shops listed below)
On-site PRE-Registration:
April 19, Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm at TIENDESITAS
On-site Registration:
April 20, Saturday, 5:30 am – 7 am at TIENDESITAS
Note: Children below 13 should be accompanied by an adult.
Pre-registration Centers:
1. All Terra
Club 650, E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Libis, QC – Tel. 638-2075
2. Bike Town Cyclery
2240 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati – Tel. 387-2173
3. Bombproof Gear
3rd Level, West Lane, Robinson's Galleria, Pasig – Tel.
4. Cycle Shack
Lower Ground, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong – Tel. 687-4504
5. Cycle Shack
Lower Ground, SM SouthMall, Las Piñas – Tel. 802-1769
6. Dirt Dawg Bike Shop
13 Visayas Avenue, VASRA, QC – Tel. 928-0962
7. Extreme Bike Shop
88 Panay Avenue, South Triangle, QC – Tel. 373-7100
8. Gran Trails
401-B West Gate, Filinvest, Alabang, Muntinlupa – Tel. 772-1225
9. Joven
Amang Rodriguez Avenue, Santolan, Pasig – Tel. 645-6029
10. King's Bike Shop
622 Quezon Boulevard, Quiapo, Manila – Tel. 734-0052/734-0069
11. Newton Multi-Sales
689 Del Monte Avenue, QC – Tel.731-4495
12. Power Bikes
38 Rockwell Drive, Makati – Tel. 898-0377/898-1536
13. Ross Cycle Center
2195 Leveriza Street, Cartimar, Pasay – Tel. 832-7478
14. Speedy Bagal Bikes
21 Kamias Road, QC – Tel. 0920-9115872
15. BrightMinds Tutorial Center
169 Kamias Road, QC – Tel.922-5616
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _ _
Organizers: Firefly Brigade and Department of Environment and Natural
Resources in cooperation with Tiendesitas, MMDA, Philippine National
Police and the Local Government Units of participating cities
Co-presented by: Firefly Lighting
Major Sponsor: Spyder Optics
Media Partners: Philippine Daily Inquirer, Men's Health Magazine,
THE RADIOPARTNERS, Ad Farm Audio Productions, Campaigns Social Response,
99.5 HITMAXFM 103.5, WAVE 89.1, JAM 88.3,
MAGIC 89.9 FM,
Also supported by: 7-eleven, Ericsson, Deuter, Aktivade, Julie's
Bakeshop Nueve de Pebrero, Unilever, Targa Communications and Aeromed


Thursday, March 27, 2008

Cagayan de oro~itinerary

Cagayan de oro~itinerary

DAY 1 MARCH 21, 2008

4:45-Depart Manila (terminal fee) 200
6:30-Arrive CDO
7:00-Airport to Hotel (Divisoria Area) 14/jeep 100/taxi
7:30-Check in @ Mass Speccs 8pax/1500
Viewing in Divisoria 3500/van

12:00-Divisoria to bulwa terminal 8/Jeep
12:30-Bulwa west terminal-Iligan City 120/fx
2:45-Hi-way to Tinago falls 20/habal
3:00-Tinago falls- Iligan City 10/pax
4:30-Tinago falls-Hi-way 20/habal
5:00-Hi-way to Ma. Cristina falls 50/habal
Going back to west bound terminal 5:30 6/Jeep
West bound terminal (kamagi) 5:40
Kamagi-CDO lodge 7:30 140/fx
Food trip in Botoys chicken litson 8:30 135/litson
Inuman 9:30

DAY 2 MARCH 22, 2008
Particulars Time Cost

6:30-Wake up Call then check out
7:30-Ready to wet attaire in rafting
8:00-Meeting Place (Divisoria)
10:00-Divisoria- docking Area
10:15-Orientation in Rafting
10:30-White water rafting 500/basic 700/advanced
1:20-Wrap up in river rafting
2:42-Agora market-balingonan
4:30-Balingonan freeport 120/pax 3.25/terminal
5:00-Departure M/V Princess royal
6:00-Binoni Freeport-Mambajao
6:56-Mambajao Catarman 30/Jeep
7:15-Mambajao Catarman-Bon bon 20/Jeep
8:30-Midnight Snack

DAY 3 MARCH 23, 2008

6:00-Wake up call
7:15-White Island -brgy. Yubing
7:30-Boat ride to White Island
9:00-Going back-brgy. Yubing
Sanken Cementery
Ruins church (optional)
10:00-Back to brgy.bonbon
10:15-Wrap up and lunch
11:00-14 station Walk way Groto
12:00-Pasalubong shoping
2:00-Pier Binoni Camiguin
2:45-Pier Binoni-Balingonan 120/boat
5:50-Balingonan-Agora 120/bus
7:00-Agora-Divisoria(parkview lodge) 10/pax

DAY 4 MARCH 24, 2008

6:00-Wake up call
7:00-Breakfast Inasal
10:00-Airport Boarding 35/terminal
10:45-Pre departure
12:00-Arrival (Manila)

Labels: , , , ,

Labels: , , , ,