So…. We made it! The Mayans did indeed just ran out of space for December 22 and onwards on their calendar after all. My previous post was about my plan to do a solo long ride to Bicol that coincided with the (supposedly) end of the world. I am just going to briefly share how horrible this ride was.
After I got off of work around 5AM, I started packing and I was able to leave Laguna past 7AM. Traffic was already heavy and there weren’t any lanes to split as most parts of Maharlika Highway in the province has only 2 lanes. I had to stop often to make sure my cargo is secure. I also lacked sleep and even if I’m not feeling tired, I had more and longer rests stops. I also had quite a number of close calls and cringe-worthy moments on this 12-hour trip.. Yes, 12 hours! Here are some of the pictures..
I asked a local if there are any motorcycle shops in the area but I was told the nearest is still in Gumaca, 30 kms away. I kept my speed below 50 kph and reached my scheduled gas stop in Petron Pitogo. To my surprise, they are out of gas. Gumaca is still 20 kms away.
I planned to take on the Sagnay-Tiwi route on this ride but because of the delays and mishaps I had on the road, I didn’t have the safety of daylight anymore so I decided not to push through with the plan. C’mon! Cut me some slack, I was 12 hours on the road! *sigh* I always have a not-so-merry December ride.. I hope next year’s different.