Being Starstruck with Philippine Motorcycling legend Mr. Butch Chase

I’m very much honored to be in the same room as Philippine Motorcycling Legend and Motocross Champion Mr. Butch Chase! Pic taken at the 2014 Suzuki Victory Party where he was inducted into the hall of fame.

Trivia: He is also the man behind Kinabuch’s in Palawan.

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Finally. Aurora.

Finally. AURORA – The last province in Luzon Island I haven’t reached (and not without incident). I feel so blessed now that I am able to say that I have visited ALL of the 29 provinces in Luzon island, all on a motorcycle, and all of them solo.Thank you for everyone’s support. Live Free…

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Kaybiang Tunnel the second time around – ride with Northgate Riders Club

Kaybiang Tunnel ride with Northgate Riders

Good Times with good friends. Enjoyed the backroads, good views and the open highways.

Destination: Kaybiang Tunnel – the country’s longest underground highway tunnel

Route: Muntinlupa – Bacoor – Imus – Dasmarinas – Trece Martires – Naic – Maragondon – Ternate – Nasugbu (Batangas) – Tagaytay – Amadeo – General Trias – Dasmarinas – Imus – Bacoor – Muntinlupa – Las Pinas – Paranaque (220 kms)

I enjoyed it more the second time around with the company of good friends. The last time I was here, everything was still under construction, although the good people let me pass through to the other side. Now it’s open to the public. This tunnel connects Ternate, Cavite and Nasugbu, Batangas – reducing the usual 4 hour travel time to 1 hour only.

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Kawasaki Leisure Bikes Showroom Visit

A visit at Kawasaki Leisure Bikes Showroom aka Kawasaki Krib in Libis, Quezon City. This was for my ER-6N’s PMS. I also took some pictures so check out the beautiful leisure bikes on display!

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Goodbye 2013.

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Thank God for motorcycling, I am able to reach places I’ve only dreamed about and explore the beauty of our country. My last hurrah for 2013: The highest point in the Philippine Highway system in Atok, Benguet. It was quite fulfilling to travel this far and enjoy the breathtaking views. We are all blessed, happy new year! Live Free

Palawan Adventure Ride

Palawan Adventure by The Pinoy Rider

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The Provincial Map of Palawan

Just a week after traveling to the beautiful Kaybiang Tunnel in Ternate, I went on a birthday trip to Palawan. Initially, I wanted to bring my Honda CBR to Palawan but upon checking the costs, I figured maybe next time when I get rich, so I just booked a plane ticket. It was alright with me because I knew that motorbike rental shops in Palawan are abundant. I also knew some people who are renting out their own bikes so bike condition wouldn’t be a problem.

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Inside Racing Magazine Vol 11 No. 10 featuring The Pinoy Rider’s Epic Ride to Cebu via Bicol-Samar-Leyte

Hi Guys, please grab the latest copy of InsideRACING Magazine (Volume 11 Number 10) and read about my journey from Metro Manila to Cebu via Bicol – Samar – Leyte, right before Typhoon Yolanda hit Visayas. Hopefully this Epic Ride will serve as a guide for future travelers who would like to travel the same route as it contains all the necessary information to help you on your trip: from the route you will take up to the RoRo details you will need. Though it is difficult, it is possible – all 3 islands and 1100 kilometers of it. Live free…

Inside Racing Magazine featuring The Pinoy Rider

Relief Operations to Typhoon Yolanda Stricken Northern Cebu

Napakaliit na bagay, ngunit napakalaki na sa kanila. The 250 km trip was definitely worth it for me. Sa mga kababayan ko sa Bogo at San Remigio sana nakatulong kahit papaano ang dala namin. Babangon tayong mga Pilipino

#BangonPilipinas #ReliefPH

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Help for Typhoon Yolanda (International Name: Haiyan)

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For those in Central Visayas, please help out in repacking goods to be delivered to the people from Bogo / Bantayan this weekend. These people lost their homes and families, and the least that we could do is to give them a little something. You may bring drinking water (1L / 1.5L Bottles), ready to eat food (none that would require any cooking like rice, noodles, etc), old clothes, etc. If you don’t have much, then you can give them your time. Feel free to give me a call at 0917-7213745 if you want to help. I will be at PITLANE RESTOBAR in A.S. Fortuna, Mandaue City this November 15th, Friday at 3 pm to help out. The ride to Bogo will be on the next day, as I (we) will be bringing the goods personally to them. #ReliefPH #YolandaPH

Cebu Road Trip Series: Beverly Hills

Cebu’s affluent gated communities located north of the Cebu City, which was developed by the same corporation that had developed Manila’s prestigious gated communities of Forbes Park, Dasmariñas Village, and Ayala Alabang. This prime subdivision is located on a hill or an elevated area, providing a breezy living environment and stunning views of the city.

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All Motorcycle Brands Club (AMBC) – Cebu welcomes The Pinoy Rider

Thanks for the warm welcome AMBC-Cebu! Can’t wait to conquer the TCH with you guys!

AMBC – All Motorcycle Brands Club – “A unison of friends that have the same passion for motorcycles”
*You are not measured here by what You have or what your status is. You are measured by the content of your character.
At AMBC you will never have to ride alone”

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The world’s biggest Butaka in Isabela

During one of my recent trips to the Province of Isabela, I chanced upon this huge fixture by the side of the main highway of Ilagan, Isabela. At first, I thought it was just some sort of a decoration. But upon looking closely, it dawned upon me that this big structure was actually one of Isabela’s Pride – as it was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s biggest rocking chair.

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The Pinoy Rider and Vman’s Danna Uy – Cebu meet-up

Met up with my good friend, and the only lady racer I know – Team Suzuki – Vman Racing’s Danna Uy here in Cebu. Thanks for the insights and the kind words. Good luck on your racing career Danna!

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Live Free…

– Erik Gatmaitan is the author of http://www.pinoyrider.com – Journeying the Philippines SOLO on a motorbike.

Follow his adventures on his website or through his Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/PinoyRider

DOT recognizes Avenue Plaza Hotel in Naga City as one of the Tourism Champions in the 1st Gayon Bicol Awards 2013

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DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM RECOGNIZES AVENUE PLAZA HOTEL
AS ONE OF THE TOURISM CHAMPIONS IN THE
1st GAYON BICOL AWARDS 2013
FOR ENTERPRISE SERVICE EXCELLENCE
and celebrates the award with a HOMETOWN SPECIAL – giving Bicolanos 25% discount on published room rates

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