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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-09-2017, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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That is just a short trip to Mexico with a puddle jumper. lol Not even close.

Never heard San Miguel was a laxative. Hmmm you probably only had a liquid diet when you went out drinking and forgot to eat some solid food. lol


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with 31-36psi cold depending on where i am riding that day

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-10-2017, 02:41 PM
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I'm a bit late on this thread.

I was stationed at Cubi Point from '76 to '79. I rode a bike for much of that time. I can tell you that it was DANGEROUS. The rule of the road is that the bigger vehicle has the right of way. Once, while riding the Zig-zag, I rode around a blind curve and met 2 Victory Liners and a Philippine Rabbit heading in the opposite direction, while passing each other. There was no shoulder and I had a cliff on my side. I still have no idea how I survived. I lost 3 friends on the Zig-zag, two being a married couple. I lost another friend on the Angeles highway.

While riding in Bataan to the Corregidor Memorial, I crested a hill and nearly hit a large pile of rocks that somebody placed in the center of the lane, apparently because their vehicle broke down. This was on the equivalent of a freeway

I love the Philippines and the Filipino people. I was married to one. But they have no notion of safety. Licenses are not required and people drive the way they want. I strongly recommend that you avoid riding while there. Public transportation is readily available and cheap.

All this happened decades ago, but I have had family members visit recently and they told me it is still the same. Whatever you do, avoid riding in any of the big cities. It is unbelievably bad.

Enjoy your visit. It really is a beautiful country.

Local San Miguel is better tasting than the imported stuff you get here but you do get the San Magoo shi**. Tanduay is fantastic tasting rum. Stay away from White Castle. Walap nang hangover? BS! You will regret even a few drinks.

Wish I was there with you!

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Manila and Cebu suck for traffic. Ormoc City where my wife is from and we are staying is getting bad with traffic now too but negotiable yet. I believe my motorcycle license is good for here too from what i was told.


I bought 5 liters of Tanduay rum in individual boxes for $3.08 each the other day. USA rules keep changing on what i can bring home so we will see what happens.

i better go to meet my wife at a pizza place for birthday party with friends. Raining lightly all morning.

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78-750 Honda
67 Suzuki X6 Hustler

Bridgestone G851 Excedra ZR- 1300 miles so far
Pirelli Snow Control III-R/F- 3800 miles so far
with 31-36psi cold depending on where i am riding that day

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I paid for a pizza party for my wife and her former co-teachers.

I bought a Manila Light beer for a whole 30 pesos(about 60cents). It was pretty good and i am not a beer drinker. Had a 5% alcohol kick to it.
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2012 GL1800- 10,900 mi.
78-750 Honda
67 Suzuki X6 Hustler

Bridgestone G851 Excedra ZR- 1300 miles so far
Pirelli Snow Control III-R/F- 3800 miles so far
with 31-36psi cold depending on where i am riding that day

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I had a San Miguel apple flavored beer today. It was okay but not a favorite.


I actually saw a black 1800 Goldwing today but didn't realize what it was until he was almost past me or i would have flagged him down. It took me by surprise. Nephew here said he has seen it a few times now so if i am lucky i will get to see him again and find out who it is.

2012 GL1800- 10,900 mi.
78-750 Honda
67 Suzuki X6 Hustler

Bridgestone G851 Excedra ZR- 1300 miles so far
Pirelli Snow Control III-R/F- 3800 miles so far
with 31-36psi cold depending on where i am riding that day
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How do you like this for darkside on a tricycle? Some of these bikes have 3 of these square tires on all 3 wheels. This tire is a little worn down on the tread but you get the idea. Just deeper grooves on a new tire but square edges.

Look at the black truck going against the grain trying to get through the intersection. You can't really see the whole intersection on this pic but somewhat of an idea. It is a fairly easy intersection on the outskirt of Ormoc City compared to some in Manila or Cebu.
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2012 GL1800- 10,900 mi.
78-750 Honda
67 Suzuki X6 Hustler

Bridgestone G851 Excedra ZR- 1300 miles so far
Pirelli Snow Control III-R/F- 3800 miles so far
with 31-36psi cold depending on where i am riding that day
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