A Note After an Epic Ride to Mt. Palay-Palay

I want to remember this day – February 19, 2012.

Today, I pedal a total of 156.48 Kilometers from Manila to Ternate, Cavite and back to conquer Mt. Palay-Palay National Park. A grueling twelve hours of biking in a very challenging terrain, approximately 500 meters above sea level,  amid the blue sky and scorching heat of the sun.

Mt. Palay-Palay National Park
Me, my bike and a tree at Mt. Palay-Palay National Park overlooking the entrance of Manila Bay and the island of Lumbones

The panoramic view of the entrance of Manila Bay with the islands of Lumbones, Carabao and the historic Corregidor from afar is worth the struggle on uphill and magnetic effect on downhill, hunger and fatigue. Shouting my lungs out while feeling the wind as I speed down to a maximum of 59 Kilometers per hour on the down slopes is a heavenly and liberating feeling, for me it is the closest thing to flying.

More than the joyride, it is a milestone worth remembering thus I came up with this note. Today, I had the ride of my life and I am so proud of what I have accomplished. Mt. Palay-Palay National Park today, soon the whole Philippines and the world!


  1. Ava

    Great view! Which part of the Mt Palay Palay did you take that shot from the lower area or from the higher grounds? The site kinda looks close to the bay. It has a great view of the islands and manila bay 🙂 i need to know for school purposes. it would help a lot. thanks!

    1. Hi, it is at the end of the road going to Caylabne 🙂

      1. Ava

        Thank you! 🙂

  2. wow! @ivan lumighthouse ka na rin…

    @kuya angel, tumingin ako ng bike ANG MAHAAAALLLLLL!

  3. WOW!!!… Sana nalaman ko na papunta ka ng Cavite para naabangan kita at nag cheer ako sayo… ahahaha!!! Kidding aside, ang galing mo! Congrats Angel! 🙂

  4. there’s also an island, so small, that you’ll encounter kapg nagbangka papuntang corregidor (from Cavite ). and that island shelters another ruined lighthouse, Faro de Bajo de San Nicolas. hehe

    naiiingit tlga ako sa bika-bikan na yan kuya, pag-aaraln ko yan 10 years from now 🙂

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