A Short Scenic Bike Ride Along Sun Moon Lake

Cycling at Sun Moon Lake
Cycling at Sun Moon Lake

CNN listed the bikeways at Sun Moon Lake as one of the “10 Cycling Routes in the world that will take your breath away”. I get to find out for myself if this isn’t just a hype. During our luxury stay at Fleur de Chine, I made sure to wake up early and maximize my morning by the lake. We have a biking activity in the morning but there were still hours to spare for quick morning stroll. After seeing the star studded sky, placid lake and mountain gradients from my room balcony I was just too eager to get close to the lake.

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1st Padyakan sa Bataan 2006

Mariveles biking trail

Challenging biking trails in Bataan

Last Sunday, April 2, culminating the Araw ng Kagitingan in Bataan. Another 1st in the mountain biking enthusiast was held – the Padyakan sa Bataan 2006, organized by the Bataan Trail Riders in cooperation with the local tourism of Bataan. Since early morning, throngs of cyclist gather from different areas, even from Manila to join this exciting event.

Speed it up

Racers test their speed and skill at the 1st Padyakan sa Bataan

I’ve always been fascinated by Mountain Biking. But after seeing these enthusiast test their mettle under the heat of the sun, pushing their bikes on rough terrains, sweating it all out and going beyond their limit. Ayoko na! Hehehe! I’d rather not go with this sport. Tama na sa akin mag mountain climbing. Kasi ang gears sa mountain biking umaabot ng 150,000 pesos! I think I can’t afford to spend that much unless I make it my career.

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