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#21 Equus

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 02:12 PM

sir, you can get a starter bike for about less than fifteen if you get in quiapo... but these will be bikes that i cant vouch for. meaning, if you wwant to get into a race eventually or if mejo malubak ka ng matindi or if you want to start into doing century rides, in which case, im sure aabot ka rin dun sa lahat ng mga sinabi ko, i cant vouch for non failure of the equipment.. but if you get something worth about 30 thou... oks na ito. both for regular workout.. semi race.. long distance.. etc... then kung na adict ka, you can go up to as far as half a million pesos for a bike.. :D and even if you have spent that much, the year after, meron pa rin mas maganda keysa sa mga pyesa mo... but its not a must to spend big. in fact the strongest cyclists in manila have bikes that don't cost more than 50 thou... yung mga iba dinadaan lang sa porma.. ksama nako dun! poser lang po.

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 01:22 PM

Thank you sir for the info. sana magkita din tyo minsan. thanks!

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 06:13 PM

Hey guys. Ive taken on a new hobby. Im road biking. Ive decided to do this as part of my lifestyle meaning, i bike to work. I live in Merville, I work in the Makati area. It takes me a good 40 minute relaxed trip to makati. This isnt so bad because on a given traffic day, this is still the amount of time id spend to get to work.

Downside, you need to find a good bathroom with showers and you have to bring your clothes to work. but on the upside, it relieves you from work stress... how?

After a bad day of work, no matter what your problems are, YOU STILL HAVE TO BIKE GOING HOME!!! HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHa... eh biking to work or going home is always a life and death situation given the traffic situation and habits of the Philippines... so, it feels very liberating.

Anyways, my goal is 40 pounds in 4 months... im down 7 pounds since the start of march... Started off at 215 pounds. will finish at 180. Im about 5'9.

Included in my workout is going to the gym... I still believe that NOTHING makes you eat or consume more calories compared to Gym work... because with the correct fitness training, you even burn when yer resting... I still have my work out on bill star's 5x5 program that was introduced to me by Olympus, from here on the threads.

anyways, ill keep you guys posted on whatever progress i have on a weekly basis... most likely during my weigh ins... are there any other people out there like me? hope so... :D


Master, nakakuha ka na ng MTB? sama ka samin mag trail kahit sa filinvest alabang. I find mountain better than road chief. Hybrid ang gamit ko so nagagamit ko sa trail. Will invest on a full sus anytime soon para yung hybrid ko pang roroad ko na lang.

yeah, what happened to the thread starter?

know of someone who picked up road biking as a hobby. he was overweight but had regular excercise prior to biking via badminton. several months into biking, he would boast of both reaching as far as cavite and doing mountain routes, thus i was left to believe that he was accustomed to his new hobby. so imagine my disbelief when he suffered a minor heart attack while biking up going to antipolo which necessitated surgery. good thing he always rides with his buddies.

so the moral of the story is make sure you are medically cleared before doing sport biking. or mag kotse nalang. :D


agree ako. dapat stress test muna so you will know if safe ka mapagod and malaman mo your limit sa heartrate. And get a heart rate monitor. Kahit hindi na Polar. Yung Cat Eye dual wireless would set you back mga 5,500 lang sa cartimar.

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 11:44 AM

people like that guy are usually non athletes who do not know their limits/tolerance... thats very scary... i have on occassion brought myself to a point na akala hihimatayin na ako... head was pounding.. vison dimming.. i wanted to crap in my pants.. couldn hear anything.. sharp pains at the back of my head.. etc etc etc... all i had to do was ease off... relax.. breathe.. relax.. pour water over my head.. etc..

my advice to people who take this up, go at your own pace.. do your own thing.. because only YOU will know how YOU feel.. pag naiwan na ako, wala ako pakealam kasi iwanan na nila ako as opposed to me ending up dead from heat stroke..

o, sir boss master, btw, ako i dont like using the heart rate monitor.. although maybe recommended siya for others.. kasi HRM's tend to be not so accurate meaning its better to use RPE (rate of perceived effort) to judge if youre still okay or not..

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 10:16 PM

currently have an old street bike which im trying to convert into a fixie since the brakes hardly work anyways might as well just take em out n i backpedal to slow down anyways hopefully by summer itll be like

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 09:09 AM

nice way para mag diet i think try mo sir ung banana ang water lang sa morning it keeps you energize for the whole morning saka di nakakagutom after mo mag exercise i use to run naman dati un po ang ginagawa ko

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 07:30 PM

does anyone know where i can get a cheap mountain bike that can carry a 300lbs man?

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 11:43 AM

go to cartimar or quiapo, then build it from there. :) katawan mo din kasi sasakit kapag di tama ang sukat ng bike mo sa katawan mo. :)

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 03:12 PM


What Should My Bike Seat Height Be? - Setting Proper Pedaling Bike Seat Height


Question: What Should My Bike Seat Height Be? - Setting Proper Pedaling Bike Seat Height



Setting proper bike seat height for your size is an important part of every bike setup.



Proper seat height adjustment helps ensure joint health, pedaling efficiency, and comfort while riding your bike.

It helps to know where your body likes to be while pedaling and to use this position when you pedal for any significant period of time on any bike.

Answer: To find the right seat height position you need to sit on your bike with your feet on the pedals. Position one pedal at the very bottom of it's stroke. Your seat height should be adjusted so that in this position your knee is bent at around a 25 to 30 degree angle. It's that simple.

It is important to note that this applies to pedaling situations only. There are a lot of situations on a mountain bike that you should have a lower seat position for safety as well as improved agility.

I always use a seat post quick release so I can adjust my seat height according to the riding conditions. It is helpful to mark the seat post where it enters the frame at the positions you like to use for quicker adjustment.

Take a moment before each ride to think about the trail and where you might want to set your seat height, and don't be afraid to adjust it while you ride.




What is the Proper Position of My Bike Seat - Good Bike Seat Position
Question: What is the Proper Position of My Bike Seat - Good Bike Seat Position?



Setting proper bike seat position for your body is an important part of every bike setup. Using the right seat position for your body will help keep your joints healthy, give you better endurance, and more comfort.

As with your seat height adjustment you should learn what seat position your body likes and then use it whenever you have to pedal for any significant time on any bike.

Answer: There are two adjustments to your seats position on the seat post. The first sets the horizontal position of the seat with respect to the bike. The second sets the angular position of the seat.

When setting seat position, the most important thing to consider is your comfort. With that in mind use the following guidelines to steer you in the right direction.

The horizontal position should be set so that when your pedal is at the very bottom of its stroke, the front of your kneecap is directly above the pedal axle.

The seat angle should be set so the seat is generally level. Beyond that your comfort should lead the way. You should feel like the bones in your rear end are doing most of the support work but you shouldn't feel like the seat is trying to push you forward or rearward.

If you are experiencing issues with numbness in the crotch area while you are riding, there is a good chance that a change in your seat position can help fix the problem. This can be greatly effected by the seat itself, but as far as position goes, adding a little forward angle may help.




What is the Right Size Road Bike for Me?
Specialized Allez road bike.

Use the sizing chart below to find the right sized road bike for you. Knowing your height and inseam measurements, you should be able to determine what size frame will be most comfortable for you. Of the two measurements, height and inseam, inseam is more important.

Road Bike Sizing Guide

Determining Your Road Bike Frame Size

Height

Inseam Length

Bike Frame Size



4'10" - 5'1"

25.5 - 27

46 - 48 cm



5'0" - 5'3"

26.5" - 28"

48 - 50 cm



5'2" - 5'5"

27.5" - 29"

50 - 52 cm



5'4" - 5'7"

28.5" - 30"

52 - 54 cm



5'6" - 5'9"

29.5" - 31"

54 - 56 cm



5'8" - 5'11"

30.5" - 32"

56 - 58 cm



5'10" - 6'1"

31.5" - 33"

58 - 60 cm



6'0" - 6'3"

32.5" - 34"

60 - 62 cm



6'2" - 6'5"

34.5" - 36"

62 - 64 cm





#30 Neoclassical

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 04:22 PM

Gusto ko snang bumili ng bike,starter lang kso below 1ok lng bdget k 4 a mountain bike.tingin nyo durable un ganun?pang exercise lng nman frm tundo to ccp,vice versa.me alam b kyo n mura blihan?tnx

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 01:19 PM

im coming home this december and planning to buy a bike(mountain bike)any recommendations? by the way, my place is taytay rizal

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 12:56 PM

the closest place to you is marikina sir.. theres a shop there, john wilke. check out this site, www.pinoyroadies.org. you should be able to get all the data from there..

still not below sub 200... haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayy...

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 02:23 PM

is there a website/portal where pinoy bicycle riders get to advertise and sell their used bikes? i checked out pinoyroadies and didn't see a marketplace.

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 03:12 PM

is there a website/portal where pinoy bicycle riders get to advertise and sell their used bikes? i checked out pinoyroadies and didn't see a marketplace.

try philmofo.org ;)

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 08:39 AM

^

thanks bud. :)

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 05:29 PM

^

thanks bud. :)

no biggie.. see you on the trail.. sa cardiac kami in sta rosa.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 05:53 PM

I just started biking again. I borrowed a friend's mountain bike (since my bike is way too big for my height). I just started going around the UP Acad Oval but it can be quite boring going around in circles in the same place after awhile. I would like to explore other bike-friendly areas and go on trails as well.

For road biking, can anyone recommend bike areas where people have respect for bikers? I've heard that there are people biking around the Fort area. Can anyone recommend a good route for biking at the Fort?

For trail biking, can anyone recommend a nice beginner trail I can start with? Also, does anyone know of a group that does trail biking that I can join? My friends are not really into biking so I'm into this hobby alone.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 07:06 PM

I just started biking again. I borrowed a friend's mountain bike (since my bike is way too big for my height). I just started going around the UP Acad Oval but it can be quite boring going around in circles in the same place after awhile. I would like to explore other bike-friendly areas and go on trails as well.

For road biking, can anyone recommend bike areas where people have respect for bikers? I've heard that there are people biking around the Fort area. Can anyone recommend a good route for biking at the Fort?

For trail biking, can anyone recommend a nice beginner trail I can start with? Also, does anyone know of a group that does trail biking that I can join? My friends are not really into biking so I'm into this hobby alone.

You can try sa High Street. UP is great since its very large for biking. Another would be Luneta but that could be very far from your place. :wacko:

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 09:04 PM

currently have an old street bike which im trying to convert into a fixie since the brakes hardly work anyways might as well just take em out n i backpedal to slow down anyways hopefully by summer itll be like

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ang ganda sir saan nyo na bili rims na yan

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 09:13 PM

I just started biking again. I borrowed a friend's mountain bike (since my bike is way too big for my height). I just started going around the UP Acad Oval but it can be quite boring going around in circles in the same place after awhile. I would like to explore other bike-friendly areas and go on trails as well.

For road biking, can anyone recommend bike areas where people have respect for bikers? I've heard that there are people biking around the Fort area. Can anyone recommend a good route for biking at the Fort?

For trail biking, can anyone recommend a nice beginner trail I can start with? Also, does anyone know of a group that does trail biking that I can join? My friends are not really into biking so I'm into this hobby alone.



trail biking subukan mo dun sa timberland san mateo
road biking sa cavite papunta ng puerto azul every weekend marami ka makakasabay dyan




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