Ending the year with a bang! 100 kms with the Titos of BDO.
The original plan was to ride up to Boso-boso in Rizal, but there was a last minute change of plans to do a century (in kms) ride to Barasoain Church, in Bulacan. Meet up place was still at MoA in Pasay, and checking google maps, the round trip will be a little over 100 kms!
Meet up time was 4:30 and take of time was 5:00am. The Cavite boys were late because someone forgot his helmet! 😀
The name “Barásoain” was derived from Barásoain in Navarre, Spain, which the missionaries found to be strikingly similar to the place in Malolos. When the Philippine Revolution broke out, Spanish authorities coined the term “barás ng suwaíl“ (Tagalog, “dungeon of the defiant”) because the church was a meeting-place for anti-Spanish and anti-colonial illustrados.
The journey back to Manila was challenging to say the least. McArthur Highway has one of the worsts roads I’ve seen recently. It was uneven, it was riddled with potholes and it was chaotic. My wrists were in pain after traversing that road. Traffic was also terrible in some parts that even us on bikes had a difficult time travelling.
Back in Manila after the horror that is McArthur Highway.