I recently bought a bike and I finally took it to work. I work the graveyard shift and I biked from 3am to 4am to get from Paranaque to Makati. I wasn’t really good at using my bike then and I had it on first gear to Makati. The route was from our village to the east service road till I get to Chino Rocess but I took a wrong turn, ended up going through the military base, then the Fort and I exited through Mc Kinley road, crossed EDSA and arrived at Makati. As I biked through Makati, the scenery was beautiful. I had so much energy at work. The downside is that if you go home in the morning the same route is scorching hot.
I haven’t done it since. I lost my bike pump and I’m buying a new kit and I’ll bike to work again. I’ll update you.
In case you want to give it a try yourself.
Here are the things you need.
1. A change of clothes. You’re going to sweat a lot if you bike to work so it’s always a good idea to carry a fresh change of clothes to go to work. 2. Bike tools. I was on my way to a bachelors party when I noticed a shiny object on the wheel of my bike. It was an earring. I had to push my bike to the bar and it’s a good thing my friend brought his big car. Have some tools to change your tires and reconnect your chain. The good thing about bikes is you don’t need a spare tire. You need a small bike tool to remove the rubber interior and replace it. Pump it and you’re good to go. Don’t forget to bring a bike pump. 3. You need a chain or a bike lock. 4. Bike lights. You need one for the front and one for the rear. You don’t really get to use these to illuminate the way. I guess the high end lights enable you to but it helps you get noticed at dark roads.
Have you tried biking from Paranaque to Makati? What was your experience?Written on November 7th, 2014 by Kevin Olega