Hey, hey, hey! (As my daughter Sophia is wont to say)
Geez, it's been more than 2 years since I posted my last article here and how time flies! So many things have happened since that last article, notable of which is the Covid or the pandemic. In hindsight, I think the Philippine government might have overreacted its response to it but that is something I refuse to delve into here. There were also the dissolution of the former law firm (not yet over), deaths of my father and my trusted trail henchman, friend and bro, Darwin Bulatao, my best friend, Ricky having a near death experience (Jesus Christ on the three!), cessation of running activities (but I kept running just the same in some backyards), 3 years of no CM50, and obviously, pandemic affected most businesses.
I was, however, delighted to visit my children in Berlin last Holiday season after 2 years!
Things are, however, picking up now which is to be expected and good. This reminds me of my ancestors who, while they were alive, kept saying some mumbo jumbo crap when I was a kid - "Ang buhay ay parang gulong lang. Minsan nasa taas ka at minsan nasa ibaba ka." In English, life is like a tire or wheel. Sometimes, you are up there and sometimes, you are below. It simply means that life will give you a chunk size of happiness or beautiful moments but expect the equivalent downturns (e.g. Covid) as well. At my age now, I completely understand where my old folks were coming from after having had my own fair share of ups and downs. We all do.
Anyhow, I am reviving this blog and hopefully, I could get to post a fresh article at least twice a month. Well, the operative word is hopefully. Do I get to earn too? :)
This is basically a gist of my adventures with naked bike James (2021 CB1000R). I have spent more than 22,000 kilometers on this beautiful piece of machine since August of 2021 and it was, to say the least, an exhilarating experience! Talk about the adrenaline rush! Wind hitting your body while at a speed of more than 200kms/hr (for a few seconds only) is indescribable and unnerving. I have done racing circuits too! In fact, I get bored easily riding a car now unless it is necessary to do so. Anyway, you have to ride yourself to understand what I am saying.
I, some friends and our group Honda Elite/Team Bomba have been to different places notably, Bicol region, Sorsogon, Sagada via Tagudin Cervantes route, Baguio, Tagaytay, La Union, Mindoro, Baler, etc. The list of places will keep expanding obviously. All these places offer some of their own unique and beautiful landscape which Philippines has plenty to offer. Visayas and Mindano too! Next big ride will be the Boss Ironman in 2023, which reminds me to stay tuned for date when the registration opens. The slots do get sold fast!