are the moments when you have done things for others.” – Henry Drummond
Biking is one of life’s simple pleasures that my dad had taught me when I was a little kid. I had good memories of him as he supported me and I felt his sense of pride as he watched me go about my merry way with my bike.
So I in turn ask, “Why not?”
As we grew older, we forgot how it feels to be free as a kid.
Busy with our day to day lives, we tend to forget how life is at its best in simplicity.
Simple, clean, fun — this is what this post is about.
Sharing with you one of my advocacies: Biking.
A short fun night urban night ride on NOVEMBER 26, 2011
Assembly at 4.00pm SM MOA at the Firefly Lighting Xmas Tree area (near the Police Station)
where we have been invited to the pre-lighting activities of the Firefly Lighting Christmas Ride.
Attach xmas accents to your ride para mas fun!
Kms: 10kms aorund SM MOA
Beyond SM MOA: 10-15kms
Requirement: No helmet, No Ride!
A fun, happy disposition and a love of night riding 🙂
– An invitation from Firefly Brigade.. Come and join!
|Today, upon checking out my Facebook, I saw this event from The Firefly Brigade – Phils.
It caught my attention because it brought back memories of the days when biking for me was just like breathing air.
Looking at my old pink bike, I was having flashbacks of how urban riding was so much fun that I have to re post this as an invite to all bike enthusiasts out there.
11.12.11; 7am to 10am; Marikina City Hall
A Partnership Fun Ride to highlight the International Year of the Forest, the 2nd Annual Science Film Festival and Clean Air Month.
The Science Film Festival Committee
Response of SFF Organizers (Goethe, Europenean Union)
Firefly Brigade Closing and Thank you to Bikers.
This activity also supports the National Greening Program
— I want to join.. who’s interested?
Let’s meet up Pinays!
I am retyping and posting an article written by Fara Manuel of The Firefly Brigade for the 10th Tour of Fireflies Newsletter where yours truly was featured for an interview about Biking to Work.
“They are ordinary people with extraordinary abilities. They are everywhere among us. They are bike
commuters! In the streets at sundown, it has become a pseudo-bike parade for menial workers who bike commute. Their bikes become make-shift carriages & extensions to shovels, construction materials and what-have-you’s. But this street parade is not at all exclusive. More and more “weekend” or recreational cyclists are joining the trend!
|*Urban Assault : going down the stairs of Luneta
(Photo courtesy of Karen Menez)
FM: SINCE WHEN & HOW OFTEN DO YOU BIKE COMMUTE?
READ MORE HERE….. 10th Tour of the Fireflies Newsletter (Page 8)
FM: WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU GIVE TO BIKERS WHO WANT TO START BIKE COMMUTING TO WORK?
RF: Take it slow- try it out during a weekend, in a comfortable paced enjoyable ride. Plan your route – if you could fine a route that would be an alternative to the busy main road, go for it – better use side streets. Do your research and be knowledgeable in safety practices while biking in a public road – try http://bicyclesafe.com/ – it has an informative article on “How to Not Get Hit by Cars’ Be predictable. Be confident and illuminate yourself like a firefly. :)”
|*XC Splash MTB Race|
I hope in doing so, some would consider biking as a form of exercise in their quest for fitness.