We chanced upon a beautiful Trek cruiser bike in Rizal and we can’t stop gushing over this gorgeous ride.
This red bicycle is owned by Cristopher Carado and he’s been using it for a long time going around Angono in Rizal. It’s definitely a head turner. Everyone seeing this on the streets are captivated with its classic look, shiny color and the attention-grabbing moon handlebar.
“I like classic bikes. Mas valuable para sa akin ‘yung mga luma,” he said. “Hindi ito vintage na literally luma pero classic ang look niya.”
(I like classic bikes. For me, older bicycles are more valuable. This is not vintage that’s literally old but its look is classic.)
This is Cristopher’s second cruiser bike. He told us that he had big regrets when he sold his first unit to a collector in Marikina. Three years after that remorseful sale, he saw that a similar bicycle was being sold online. And yes, it was this red ride and he immediately bought it.
He can’t say that acquiring this kind of beach cruiser bike in the Philippines is difficult. However, it can be tedious because a buyer usually purchases it from the United States and gets the unit shipped here in the country.
This model is Trek 2006 Cruiser Classic in candy red. What we particularly love about this bicycle is the painted beach sceneries and the palm trees on the saddle. The details are very classy, it’s swinging.
Cruiser bicycles are also known as beach cruisers and it’s commonly used for seaside rides. It is perfect for laidback holiday trips: the biker wearing cool board shorts, sando, sunglasses and flip-flops. To be fair, riding it around Rizal is pretty decent too. Even though there’s crazy traffic and busy streets, this bicycle is definitely a good machine for moving around.
“No problem ako dito so far. Ginagamit ko ito pati ng misis ko kapag dito-dito lang,” Cristopher said.
(I didn’t have any problem with this so far. My wife also use this to bike nearby.)
Now as we look again at the photos of this beautiful bike, we’re thinking: when’s the next beach trip?