Author Archives: Dom de la Torre

About Dom de la Torre

The rider is a 20-something Filipino that rides a Honda Wave 125cc underbone. He knows little about motorcycles yet loves the experience going places on two wheels. Rider Ako is a motorcycle-slash-travel blog. The rider not only shares to you travel destinations and what to see there but also the experience of getting there. You will read about the thrills and adventure when he rides solo, the romance of riding in tandem, the camaraderie riding with a group, the excitement participating in events, and anything that he thinks you might find interesting.When he's broke and the fuel's empty, he will share stories about motorcycling how he sees it through his helmet visor.

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Completing the North Luzon Loop

The North Luzon has been one of the favorite tourist destinations in the Philippines.  Although it pertains mostly to the Ilocos Region, there are still many places to explore beyond Pagudpud. To motorcycle riders, getting to Ilocos is only a … Continue reading

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Betwagan Rice Terraces and the Nearby Villages

Sadanga has been tough on me. Going out of my way to see this highland village was both mentally and physically challenging. There were a lot of unknown variables and my mind was constantly reminding me it was a bad … Continue reading

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Focong Rice Terraces: Sacasacan’s Pride That I Almost Missed

I visited Sadanga to see Bekigan and Focong Rice Terraces. I thought I have accomplished that when I toured the sloped roads of Brgy Poblacion. Turns out, that was only Bekigan. If not for a fellow motorcycle rider, I would … Continue reading

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Bekigan… Rice Terraces? or House Terraces? Could Be Both!?

The final leg of my North Luzon Loop trip is from Tuguegarao to Baguio via Sagada. That is about 300 kms of twisty, mountain roads along majestic mountain ridges and marvelous rice terraces. Ever since I entered Kalinga, I have … Continue reading

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