The Rest of the Bicol Trip

To maximize our trip, I suggested to Yinyan that we make another stop before leaving Sorsogon. We will be a little off course but since the rain has stopped, there’s no more excuse not to ride some more.

paguriran2_coverWe refueled near Gubat, then headed for Bacon District. It won’t be my first time here. Don’t you remember my “Full Blast Romance” with island?

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Juag (Island) Fish Sanctuary

When I learned we were going to another island, I was sure enough that I would be crossing out another island from the 7,107 the Philippines has. That’s when my friend reminded me that this is the same island we visited the same time we went whirlpool hunting. Darn it!


I have been to the island, but not to the fish sanctuary. It wasn’t much of a tourist attraction back then, explained my friend. it opened in 2004 but it was 2006 when it became more popular. Here’s how it looks like now..

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Subic (Laki) Beach in Calintaan Island, Matnog, Sorsogon

So there we are out in the sea on a small motorized banca in total darkness. Thank goodness it was smooth-sailing. Back in college, this same friend hosting this overnight beach camping let me tag along on a scary banca ride while hunting whirlpools for a case study we’re doing. That’s right, this area is known for this phenomenon caused by currents affected by the cluster of islands nearby.


Those islands are Tikling, Burungan, Calintaan, and Juag. We are going to spend the night in  Subic Beach in Calintaan Island. It is said to have a pinkish beach. How is that possible? We are about to find out.

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Sorsogon Motorcycle Tour (Part 2): Matnog and Beyond

From Lake Bulusan, we are only about 30kms from Matnog. I have informed a friend from Matnog that we will be in the area and hinted it is almost lunchtime. Hehe! Sure enough, he told me come visit him and that lunch is ready. Lucky us, eh?


Yinyan and I proceeded to Matnog only expecting to be invited to lunch but little did we know, we would be invited to a much better treat later on.

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Sorsogon Motorcycle Tour (Part 1): Lake Bulusan

After someone has ridden a motorcycle 500 kms to Bicol, there’s little reason not to ride 150 kms more to the southern tip of Luzon. It’s one of the more common item in an adventure rider’s bucket list after all. Yinyan wanted to do it and my job is to make sure he enjoys the trip.


I’m his tour guide and you’re welcome to tag along…

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Soon to Open(?):Binan – Sta Rosa Access Road

As usual, I’m off to a slow start with blogging this 2014. I would like to start with a good news though – a construction of a new road that might just help make traffic lighter in my neighborhood.

BNN-SRAccesRd_coverIt was early January when the sign was put up. A week later, construction has begun. I was excited and impatient so I investigated. Here’s what I found out.

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Happy New Year!!

I have been lazy busy during the Holidays but I don’t want to end this year without extending my heartfelt thanks to the visitors of Riderako!

2013HolidaysHere’s to more destinations and more mileage! Happy New Year!! Cheers 2014!

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Bucket List: I have one too, you know!?

I have finally come up with my official motorcycle and travel bucket list. I wouldn’t say that there is all to it but for the mean time, those are what matters to me. I will always come back to update the list – to cross out what has been achieved and to add new ones as well.

Lakbayan is created by Eugene Villar.

I have created a separate page for it you can see above or you may click here. Please go over my list and let me know what you think. It might be already a long list but I would love to hear you suggestions.

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Riding Angry (Part 2 of 2): The Coastal Road of Sagnay

The road less traveled is less traveled for obvious reasons. Oftentimes though, taking that turn (intentionally or not) to the off-beaten path is very rewarding.  The Sagnay-Tiwi road is no different. I have tried multiple times to ride this road but the conditions were never right.


Tagging with 2 other motorcycle riders, I am finally fulfilling this dream ride. It may only be 30 kms long, but the sharp curves on this coastal road would make any motorcycle rider grin from ear to ear. If Patapat in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte is the French Riviera of the North, I call this the French Riviera of the South..

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Riding Angry (Part 1 of 2): A Quick Stop in Naga City

Yinyan is another Honda Wave 125 rider from Laguna Moto Club and is my frequent riding buddy. The longest ride we did was with 2 other riders to Daet, Camarines Sur in Bicol. He didn’t see much of Bicol so he wanted to join me when I scheduled a trip to my home province just before Summer 2013 ends.


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