Dann’s Bike Blog!

Read about life on the saddle, behind handle bars! Some tips, tricks, and rides I’ve done. 

I Climb for Views Like This

I Climb for Views Like This

I love to ride my bike. That is no secret. But why do I love to ride my bike? Well, it's for the climb. Climbing mountains is one of the biggest goals I have when I ride my bike. It gives me a certain amount of pleasure to be able to beat the challenge of getting to...

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Mahal naman, BIKE LANG!

Mahal naman, BIKE LANG!

Seen it. Heard it. So many times. People commenting on why are some bikes so expensive, they're just bikes! This was most evident when I saw a post on Facebook so many months ago (before the pandemic hit) wherein a motorcycle rider collided with a cyclist on Marilaque...

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Staying in Bike Shape During Quarantine

Staying in Bike Shape During Quarantine

For most of us cyclists, staying in shape means riding at regular intervals. Some ride once a week, others are fortunate enough to ride every day. But now, we are living in unprecedented times. For the first time, Metro Manila and other parts of the Philippines are...

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My Audax Experience

My Audax Experience

On December 7th, 2019, I finished my first ever Audax and the longest ride I have ever been in since I started getting on the saddle. I can clearly remember pumping my fist like I won the Tour de France when I saw the finish line in the distance. With a tear in my...

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Budget for your First Bike

Budget for your First Bike

As a cyclist and bike to work advocate, one of the most common questions I get asked is how much should one invest in a proper bike. As many of you experienced bikers out there, the answer to that question is a lot of "it depends on you". Biking is a very personal...

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Biking around Metro Manila – The 8 City Ride

Biking around Metro Manila – The 8 City Ride

One of my personal favorite rides, especially on Sunday mornings, is to do my 8 city ride around Metro Manila. There are multiple reasons why I do this: I bike to work. So this is a good practice for urban biking and getting to know the different roads and routes...

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Getting to the Office after Biking

Getting to the Office after Biking

As  I mentioned in my Bike to Work post, I've been biking to work since 2013. Ever since then, I can no longer imagine taking the daily commute to work. I have also become an advocate of it trying to convince people to do so as well if I know they can do it anyway....

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The Golden Rules of Bike Commuting

The Golden Rules of Bike Commuting

I've been biking to work for the good part of 7 years now and I've been cycling for more than 20 years total. In all those years, I would always share the road with other vehicles. Of course, this is especially true when I bike to work. With that, here are some of the...

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Biking to Work

Biking to Work

I've been working since 2008. My first office job was in Makati. So far I've also worked in Eastwood, Mandaluyong, Ortigas, and BGC. Since I live in Marikina City, the commute has always been terrible. It's expensive and the traffic is unbelievable at times. So in...

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Biking to Work is FUN

Biking to Work is FUN

Why do you bike to work? This is a question I am always asked when people first find out that I ride my bike through the busy streets of Metro Manila. While there are many answers to this, like time, traffic, money, my most consistent answer is that I enjoy it. Biking...

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How Much I Save in Biking to Work

How Much I Save in Biking to Work

One of the main reasons why people bike to work is the money that they save. While personally, it is not my main reason why I ride my bike going to the office, more money is always welcomed of course. So now, let us go through how much I actually save because I ride...

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