Terence Ubungen used to live in the suburbs where he biked regularly with his friends. When his family moved to Manila, this hobby was put on a halt. He thinks that it’s too difficult to ride a bike along with big vehicles on the road.
This quarantine period, he bought a stationary bike so his family could exercise. Good point since anyone can do this cardio safely at home.
“Medyo wala pa talaga sa isip ko bumili ng mountain bike. But when my girlfriend bought her MTB, nakita ko na nag-eenjoy siya and she really encouraged me to get one,” Terence told First Bike Ride. “I then decided to get the same brand as hers. No regrets talaga since mahal ko na ang biking noon pa.”
(Buying a mountain bike is not really one of the things that I think about. But when my girlfriend bought her MTB, I saw how she’s enjoying and she really encouraged me to get one. I then decided to get the same brand as hers. No regrets since I love biking ever since.)
We believe you, Terence. Mahal mo nga ang biking.
His recent bike rides brought back childhood memories. He felt happy, especially when he’s riding with friends.
“You get to go to places and it’s really good for your physical and mental health,” he added. “Bonus na ‘yung bond with your friends. (It’s a bonus to bond with your friends).”
First Bike Ride asked Terence what are his takeaways as a new biker in Metro Manila.
“Sobrang nakakatuwa din when you get to see a lot of bikers on the road and First Bike Ride lets you know their different stories. I hope that one day magkaroon na ng bike lanes sa lahat ng daan,” he said as he ended our conversation.
(It’s nice when you get to see a lot of bikers on the road and First Bike Ride lets you know their different stories. I hope that one day all the roads can have bike lanes.)