We started like any other roadtrip.
5AM call-time at a designated meeting area.
This time, we met at the Concept MC Shop located in Parang, Marikina City.
I woke up early like I always do to prepare and to make sure not to forget anything important for the ride.
Arriving at the meeting place, I was surprised how many we are taking this roadtrip. Some old faces and some new ones.
Finally, we are complete and ready to roll. It is 6AM, the ride started.
We left Marikina city and we are headed for Antipolo city.
After some short twisties and clear roads, we arrived at our first checkpoint at BGy. Bugarin. An over-looking outpost frequented by the riders to take a break. Get a meal, coffee, coco or tea or just breaking for some smokes. This spot is great for photo ops. You will have a background of the famous Laguna lake.
On with our journey.The weather is excellent,the roads are clear. Life is good.
We arrived at our 2nd checkpoint, PETRON,Famy,Laguna. Riders ritually stop here even though they do not need gas. A grocery will provide you with some food and drinks.This stop marks the half of the trip going to Real. Appoximately 50 kms. from the city of Marikina.
On to Real. On to the mountains. These are some of the views going to Real.
There is also the occasional hotel, souvenir shop and furniture stores. There is also a TREKKER STOP.
We finally arrived at Real,Laguna Sun Lake View Resort where we are welcomed by our dear friend Cris (orange sando shirt). We bought our giant yellow-fin tunas from the roadside stalls on the way to the resort. We also got giant clams and cuttlefish. It’s grillin’ time.
Cris, the resort keeper, brought out the coin-operated Karaoke machine. My buddies started singing there best pieces. I noticed the waves getting bigger and bigger…just kidding.
It is a sunny day. The beaches are great. People started packing in as it is summer time. Some peddlers comb the beaches selling there wares. “PASALUBONG”, they shouted.
Laughter fills the air as friends and comrades, laughed and cheered each other’s stories. For a moment, they forget the stressful citylife and come back to the basics of man. Good food, good companions, good times. Truly magical.
Time to ride home.
This is FB Larry Herrera | Pinoy Adventure Rider
and this is my ride report.
P.S. below is Chris…