Posts Tagged ‘nature’


Be Good. Remember the 10 Commandments.

We are very busy. We keep forgetting. That’s what we all say.

By the Goodness and Grace of GOD, are we  assured of HIS forgiveness?  I don’t know.


What I know is on top of a hill in Pintong Bocaue, San Mateo, Rizal are two 50-foot stone tablets of the 10 Commandments.


So big it dwarfs the bikes and people around it.

5 riders converged at Ministop. 6 AM. It’s going to be a hot ride. Global-warming hot.


We rode up to Monterey Hills, down to AFP Housing, up to Sitio Aries and then up to Pintong Bocaue hills where the giant stones cast a shadow on humanity.

It is not very far from Philip’s Sanctuary.

Up there, there is a store where you can order food and drinks. The place is called CAMP SINAI.


It’s not the best food but there is no other choice.

We ate tapsilog (meat, fried rice and egg) and some soda. After that, we took some shots of the stone tablets.


The PINTONG BOCAUE route I remember very well because if you rode a little further, you will find a beautiful and relaxing river that feeds water to the old WAWA DAM of RIZAL.


It is not the most spectacular scene for me but it is worth a visit.

Safe riding guys!

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It was a bright sunny, Saturday morning, Oct. 20.2012 when the IDSS Adventure Team re-visited the Mt. Maarat,Timberland Heights trail.

The trail was perfect. Not too muddy and not to dusty. Just right.

The mountain air was fresh and the views were stunning.

There were uphill tracks and we rode in with no problems.

There were also downhill tracks that were quite exciting to ride on.

I think it is snake breeding season this time of year. We saw a green rat snake crossing the trail. We almost hit it. It is more than 5 feet long.The snake has a beautiful, brightly-colored, shiny, scaly body.

It has a pair of bright, yellow, eyes and a sky blue tongue. Very nice. We allowed it to pass unharmed. Other riders saw smaller green snakes too.

We continued riding and went to Philip’s Sanctuary and tried the trail there.

Afterwards, we ate at Giant’s Store.

It was a fun and exciting ride for the IDSS Adventure Team.

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The La Mesa Watershed and Eco-Park consists of the La Mesa Dam and LA MESA Ecological NATURE RESERVE site in Quezon City commissioned in 1929 in the Philippines.

It is part of the Angat-Ipo-La Mesa water system, which supplies most of the water supply of  Metro Manila. The La Mesa Dam is an earth dam whose reservoir can hold up to 50.5 million cubic meters and occupying an area of 27 square kilometers.

The water collected in the reservoir is treated on-site by the Maynilad Water Services, and at the Balara Treatment Plant further south by the Manila Water. Both water companies are private concessionaires awarded by the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System, the government agency in charge of water supply. It is a vital link to the water requirements of 12 million residents of Metro Manila considering that 1.5 million liters of water pass through this reservoir everyday. It is also the last forest of its size in the metropolis.

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It was a perfect night. I saw lots of stars[and planets] convincing me that there is a slim chance of rain.

My friend Rocky finally saved enough to assemble a mountain bike.
His bike is a flat-blacked frame with a glossy-white fork. It’s beautiful and ready for action.

This is his first night ride and we chose to ride to Quezon Memorial Circle.

As we were riding along the road, Rocky told us to pass by Riverbank Mall because his wifey Jho, kid Arren  and friend Malou are having a picnic.

And there they were on a perfect picnic area, blanket, basket and all.

There is FOOD! Lots of it. It is time to chow down. What a pleasant surprise as some of us haven’t had dinner.

After attacking like locusts at the picnic basket, we waved goodbye and headed for QC Circle to search and attack more picnic baskets!

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