Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sagada Extreme Adventure Ride

It was February 2010 when the elite group of raider owner Club R150 went to Sagada, Mt. Province. If I'm not mistaken we are 14 in the group and stayed for almost 1 day only. We are really relaxed by the cold and quiet ambience of this place that's why every year we plan to come back but unfortunately we don't get some luck. 

At last, the year 2013 gave us this opportunity. The Club R150 set a ride to Sagada as the first official long ride to give us charm to keep every rider in the group safe throughout the year of water snake.

Tune up, bike general check up, tire change, tools and some extra stuff for emergency use. Riding gears, rain coat, trekking and swimming attire, and of course sweatshirt for a cold weather costume were all packed. Ride plan was reviewed and Marshalls were ready. A couple of restless nights due to excitement as we wait for the take off time.

Our itinerary is to have a 12 to 14 hour fast and safe pacing with a counter clockwise route from Manila to Sagada. Bomod-ok falls for the first day, Trekking at Marlboro Country and Spelunking  at Lumiang/Sumaguing Cave for the next day. Early take off for the following day to have some photo session at the breathtaking view of the Highest Point, Atoc Benguet. And the last town to have a quick tour at the City of Pines, Baguio.  

January 18, 2013 (Friday) regular Tambay/meeting night of the group at Petron Macapagal. This time, 16 riders were ready to touch the clouds at Sagada and the others were excited as they escort the hardcore riders. Final ride briefing, Rider's prayer for guidance and protection, gas up, engines up and butts up. Let's Rock and Ride!

Looking back at the Year 2010 | Club R150 Sagada Ride

Club R150 Sagada Ride 2010 | Banaue | 0900H

Challenging uphill twisties rough road of Bontoc to Sagada | 2010

Now Let's see the 2013 Club R150 Sagada Ride

18th January 2013
2300H | 000km | Full Tank | Petron Macapagal tambayan
Ride Briefing | Take off time at exactly 0000H

0100H | Bulacan | 30mins waiting/hook up for Ride Director Alex and Rider Bong

0230H | 080km | San Miguel, Nueva E. | Gas up (3L)
15mins Coffee Break

0400H | 152km | San Jose, Nueva E. | Gas up (3L)
15mins Coffee Break

0530H | 221km | Sta. Fe, Nueva Vizcaya | Gas up (3L)
30mins Snack Break
Waiting for sunrise to have a better pacing | Flat tire upon take off

0830H | 287km | Bagabag Nueva Vizcaya | Gas up (2.5L)
30mins Snack Break

Minor mishap along the twisties of Banaue due to slippery road
15-30mins quick fix | Riders OK
Photo Session at Banaue Welcome Arc 

Partly to mainly cloudy with light to moderate rain shower all over Banaue Mountains

1100H | 345km | Banaue Town Proper | Gas up (2.2L)
1hr Brunch | Power nap "Chromeboy"

Photo Session at the View Point | 15mins

Banaue - Bontoc | Uphill moderate rain | Downhill light rain
Embracing the freezing cold rainy weather instead of enjoying the twisties and breathtaking view. Photo taken after the pouring rain while waiting for the others assisting Rider Elwood due to flat tire.

* T O U C H D O W N *
1600H | 439km | Sagada Town Proper 

Photo Session at the Sagada Welcome stone

CHURYA-A Hotel | 250/Overnight Stay

Our "Baon" | Instead of 150Php/viand at the town's restaurantInuman Session instead of City Tour that afternoon 

20th January 2013
Good Morning Sagada | Hello Sunshine!

Sagada Church Memorial Bell

Sagada Tourist Registration | 35Php/head

Target itinerary : Marlboro Country, Bomod-ok falls & Spelunking at Lumiang/Sumaguing Cave.

We used to ride our bike for trailing the muddy road going to Marlboro Country instead of renting a jeep for 500php

End of the road | Free Parking

Another 20mins hike across rough terrain

Marlboro Country | Sagada | 500Php/Tour Guide

On our way back to town | We can do this!

Side Story: Somebody gave us some trouble when we park our bikes near the site of Marlboro Country, one of our bike lost the sparkplug cap. So we are delayed again on our itinerary and need to go back to Bontoc to look for alternative stuff. 

Sagada Canteen | Lunch | 70Php/meal

  1500H | Hanging Coffin 

1600H | Burial cave | Lumiang Cave

1700H | Sumaguing Cave | 125Php/head

Spelunking Briefing | Sumaguing Cave Entrance

1730H | Done Spelunking

Four of us decided to stay and not to go cave exploration for they will prepare our special dinner

2100H | Group Dinner | Inuman Session
Beef Sinigang, Beef Steak, Inihaw na Bangus

21st January 2013
0600H | Thank you Sagada | Ride Briefing

Don't forget to bring extra tire tube

Don't forget to bring tie wrap

Don't forget to bring tools

And always remember where the vulcanizing shop is

Good luck to your Givi Box

Planking at Cordillera Mountains

0830H |486km | Gas up (1L)

1000H | Highest Point, Atoc Benguet | Photo Session

1130H | La Trinidad, Benguet | Brunch

1300H | 575km | Baguio | Gas up (4.2L)
Good Shepherd, Baguio Market, Burnham Park

Side Story : The group was apprehended in the Town proper of Baguio City for they don't know that there's a city ordinance regarding loud pipe and banning the motorcycle in Session Road. Our licenses were confiscated and forced to go to the police precinct. Bottom line..  Thank you Mr. officer for the consideration you gave after 1 hour of delaying tactics.

NO Loud Pipe, NO Motorcycle | Session Road, Bagiuo

1500H |Burnham Park | Rest Mode | "Jon"

1700H | Take off | Baguio to Manila via Kennon Road

1730H | 636km | Rosario | Gas up (2.5L)

1930H | 709km | Tarlac | Gas up (2.5L)

2100H | 765km | Angeles | Gas up (2.0L)

1HR Dinner at Chickboy

2400H | 855km | Touchdown Manila 

Club R150 Sagada Extreme Adventure Ride 2013
Manila - Banaue - Sagada - Highest Point - Baguio - Manila

John Thailand
Yham Richard

Thanks BRO for another successful adventure! Till next Ride!

~iamn0thing (sailorboy)