|Petron, Lipa, Batangas @ 7:30 am|
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We had Gotong Batangas around 8:00 am and rested for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. We were not in a hurry, the road ahead is full of straights. By 9:00 am we are at San Juan, Batangas wet market to grab some food. Here we stayed for quite awhile while waiting for the others who joined with their cage (4 wheeled vehicles).
|Papabong and win|
|While waiting for the wet goods near the wet market.|
This is a short run, A Sunday Ride, so most probably lunch at our destination and a few rest modes and quick dip on the beach.
|Riding Safe, Gears all around our giant Givi box.lol|
|Bukayo - A caramelized coconut meat shavings|
|Sands of Laiya, Batangas|
|Grilled Pork BBQ|
|Tilapia and Pusit (Fish and Squid)|
|Emay on the grille|
We had a few to minimal problem encountered, a broken pulley with papabong's fenk nouvo. So we had to lookout for bike shops along the way that has special tools to pry open the trainy. It was a Sunday and Holiday Weekend so some shops are closed. It was until we reach Tanuan, Batangas that we found a shop that can handle the trainy. Good thing Pres. Nick have a spare AP Racing pulley in his pocket. So it was a breeze switching the parts up. It was the best idea we had, than forcing the bike to return home with a broken clutch and pulley.
|Thank you Cycle Werkxx|
Going back home has a few detours, the group decided to take left at Tanuan, Batangas to take us to Talisay and head uphill with twisties to one of Tagaytay's Back door, thru Ligaya Drive. It is a 9 km technical uphill and twisties with no street lights. It was perfect, we crossed it around 7:00 pm, pitch black darkness and cliff overviewing Batangas and Taal lake adorned with star-like lights. How I wish I have a helmet mounted cam so I can record the spectacular view and darkness with only our headlamps showing the road ahead of us.
|The view in pitch black darkness|
Reaching Tagaytay area we encountered slight traffic build up. At the Junction I turned right and bid the rest of the gang farewell, they will have dinner and take their chosen route going back to Manila. I will have to do a solo ride going down thru Sta. Rosa going back home to Calamba.