In honor of today, I wore my friend Lawrence‘s Pinoy Folding Biker tshirt design in green. The biker is wearing traditional Filipino garb — a barong Tagalog. He accessorizes his Brompton with a woven basket called a bayong, and tops it all off with woven sombrero, all the while waving a flag around.
This reminds me… There are updates on the Manila Folding Bike Festival 2012! Don’t forget to drop by The Collective on Malugay Street in Makati City this June 23rd! It’s a whole day event with lots of fun activities during the day and great musical performances at night. ENTRANCE IS FREE! Bring your family, friends, and neighbors!
There’s even a raffle! Some of the prizes you can win are this Yadu rack bag, or a Dahon Jack folding bike!
You can also have your tshirts silk screened with the same Pinoy Folding Biker design I’m wearing above! Just bring a dark colored plain tshirt, and they’ll do the silk screening for you.
I cycled to Ayala Triangle Park in Makati City with a Xootr scooter strapped to my back to meet up with VeloPH friends and give them the stuff they bought. Here is the bike I used — it was just a couple days old at this point. My mom picked it up for me from the dealer right before I flew to the Philippines.Paul, attaching a Brooks Flyer Special on Art’s Dahon Eco. Quite handy of him to have brought tools! The bare seatpost reminds me of a torture device…
One of the reasons I met up with them was because I needed to hand over the scooter to Froi. I didn’t have any bungee cords with me so Pia offered to strap it onto her bike instead so I wouldn’t have to carry it on my back. Thanks Pia!Froi was late — he cycled all the way from his house in Quezon City to the meeting point. We rode around Makati while waiting for him. When he finally arrived, we had Indian cuisine for dinner at New Bombay in Salcedo Village. It’s funny how expensive Indian food is in Manila when I eat it at the office cafeteria in Singapore nearly everyday. After dinner and great conversation, Froi decided to ride back with me to Mandaluyong. Along the way, we caught up with a parade for Holy Week in JP Rizal. It blocked the whole street, stopping all traffic flow to and from Makati Avenue. Good thing we were on bikes. All it took was a break amongst the marching people for us to ride through.