A hidden nice, steady spot in the East, it’s not easy to find Jariel’s Peak. But for those willing to travel 2 hours uphill, and go through twisties and rough roads…with the intention of enjoying the cool mountain breeze that Infanta will give you, as well as eating exotic food after a long drive, then this one’s for you.
I love the Philippines
Recently, I finally reached the last town in Luzon Island – Matnog, Sorsogon.
A solo journey of some 1200 kms, I needed to go through a total of 7 provinces in order to accomplish that – Laguna, Batangas, Quezon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, and finally Sorsogon.
After countless days and kilometers of travel in my riding career, this will be my first foray into the Bicol Region. From the beautiful beaches of Quezon up to the majestic mountains and volcanoes in Bicol: This long travel made me see how beautiful the southern part of Luzon is.
While this isn’t actually the first time someone on a motorbike came here, as I have known riders who went on group rides to go here for a leisurely trip, or to complete a riding event, I actually went here with no real purpose in mind, as I consider myself simply as a person with an ardor for riding.
“Never say never. Because limits like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan
– Erik Gatmaitan is the author of http://www.pinoyrider.com – Journeying the Philippines SOLO on a motorbike.
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I had my first sportsbike, Bumblebee – a 2009 Yamaguchi Hurricane be converted into a race replica by Darkbenz. I was absolutely thrilled on the result that I knew where to go to right after I got my CBR.
Within a week of purchasing, I went all the way to Malabon City to personally visit Darkbenz in his shop.
Darkbenz (Chris) doing his measurements