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Sunday, April 27, 2008

LIQUIGAZ XT3 Team Time Trial in Manila 4/27/08

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Cover page Liquigaz XT3 in Macapagal April 27, 2008

team PLDT brought this My Speed DSL teamcar in yesterdays race yesterday and thats my daughter rachel having her foto taken with the race car. laugh

thats the boss Raul cuevas of BIKE KING in yesterday's race

veteran cyclist Cathy Wong had been cycling since 1985 now joins team Polo Tri

teamrocka in yesterday's race ...

team wheelmobile autotrend lead by toots chua placed 3rd yesterday at the cat A team time trial

team Fitness first leain cruz leads his team over the leaning right turn

norberto daa leads the team PLDT cat A riders in the team time trial yesterday

team microsoft's ernie hortaleza at the forefront of the white microsoft train enroute to Victory in yesterday's Liquigas XT3 race in Macapagal avenue in MAnila yesterday

Team Logic Gate's superstar vekvek viray leads his team to a near 2nd place finish in the teamtime trial if not for a crash by their fifth man on the last stretch going to the finish. I hope your rider is ok.

this is definitely my biggest scoop for today....putting a face on peca reader and contributor MARY ANN viray who surprized me in the mcdonald's burger station. "hello hi ray Mary Ann" she says... Cheesy "woah im sorry i didnt recognize you..i thought the mary ann viray from PECA ..the wife of superstar vekvek viray of team logic gate has long old lady and a strict surprized she turns out to be young and beautiful..." Grin i said in reply and mary ann laughs..."just take care of my honey in thailand...make sure he doesnt spend too much time in the nightclubs and bars" mary ann said... Hit You

also seen at Mcdonald's macapagal...soft spoken XRC organizer and Liguigas XT3 organizer Mr Edmund Mangaser and beautiful wife Salve. Cool as a cucumber...."ray this is a first for us..organizing a race within 2 weeks after Liquigaz asked our help to organize this race. The european owners of Liquigaz i believe are Belgians from the land of eddy merkx so they got soft spot for CYCLING and they also paid for all the beautiful $60 jerseys from anatomic so now even the pros wear very beautiful jerseys" edmund adds...."Thats great edmund the Liquigaz XT3 thats a very successful and nice race" i said laugh

these are some of the local pros who showed up for their criterium race yesterday..proudly wearing their $60 team kits sponsored by LIQUIGAZ...bravo Liquigaz may your tribe of enterprising enterpreneurs with soft spots for cycling made all cyclists very happy yesterday...thanks so much for your support Grin

left to right : bisekletaguy, arnel ty (Liquigaz) and winston chua from team X Terra "ray this is only the beginning of our support for cycling...what does liquigas and cycling have in common? we want cleaner air and a cleaner environment you guys..." says arnel ty himself a cyclist as his company poured in over $$$$$ to sponsor the XT3 race (executive team time trial race) in Macapagal near the Mall of Asia ....including these BEAUTIFUL $60 per teamkit for EVERY PROFESSIONAL CYCLISTS PARTICIPANTS of the LIQUIGAS QC to BAguio ONE DAY RACE

there they go... Cat B (intermediate level executive riders ) mix it up in the afternoon criterium in Macapagal blvd yesterday .foreground is mr richard uy from team elixir who celebrated his birthday yesterday...happy birthday richard! laugh

bisekletaguy riding his spare cannondale caad5 in the yellow fuji steel filchi jersey rides the criterium at 230 in the afternoon after the team time trial

and the winners are: TEAM MICROSOFT the team of Ernie Hortaleza for Cat A team time

team Elixir bike shop co sponsored by Burlington Socks won the first place trophy in the CAt B team time trial and the cat B criterium plus 5thousand pesos in cash for the superb effort. " I am very very happy for my team today as we now have 5thousand pesos for the Beer for my birthday party tonight ray" says a beaming richard uy. Grin"

the Glass trophy was BEAUTIFUL!!! Shocked

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Philippine Executive cyclists to race in Tour of Egat May 3-7 2008

dear friends,

here is the official list of riders/supporters going to ride as team Philippines in the Tour of Egat Bangkok Thailand in May3-May7

Tour of Egat 2008 will be the toughest 5 stage race for amateurs in Asia.

i am very very happy to ride and cover this BIG EVENT in thailand with my wife Margie my photographer and number one supporter.

we hope you include us in your prayers for a safe ride

wish us luck. we will try our best to ride proudly for our country THE PHILIPPINES.

to all my friends, the inspired riders, who will be taking the plunge for the first time... ..competing in a foreign country to see what our training was worth all this time after all the beautiful races the XRC TLBF and the our new breed of race organizers.. .let me be the first one to wish you all the best of luck

me and my wife margie and my teammates we are all VERY VERY HAPPY and proud that you have decided to join this race in this once in a lifetime event to be able to represent our country the Philippines and race with over 300 other foreign cyclists in Thailand in two weeks...

for us this is as close as we can get to riding in the Asian Games or the Olympics..we look forward to enjoying your friendship, camaraderie and lovely company ...we will share your suffering and triumph in Thailand!

Mabuhay po kayong lahat! God Bless us all.

raymond and margie see

list of participants team philippines TOUR OF EGAT 2008

1. raymond see
2. margie see
3. philip go
4. tiboy reyes
5. saul sibayan
6. enald tan
7. Niels Have
8. ted pascual
9. cesar lobramonte
10 joel gironella
11.eric carandang
12.andy aguila
13. jon urutia
14 Quin Baterna
15 Jojo Baterna
16 Vekvek Viray
17 Emmanuel Tiples
18 Isiah James Tiples
19 Audrey Tiples
20 paul Jairus Tiples
21. Carmela Serina
22. Nina Vera
23. Norma Torres
24. Trisha Chiongbian
25. Raffy Ocampo
26 Cristy Lim of cristy's bikeshop
27 Dante Valdes
28 Nelia Lim of bikeroom

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Tour de SCTEX PHILIPPINES April 19, 2008 (more fotos)

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more fotos of the beautiful race held last Saturday

main stage for the 94 k event

photo shoot with Team Elixir Bike shop before the start of the race

team Gerry's Grill now always present in the big races Grin

new kids on the block..very beautiful team kit for new team SUNKIST Orange

team excomm

thats the boss ric rodriguez registering the UK Triathlon champion Chrissie wellington at the registration booth...."i am very very happy to see you join this race ray...this is going to be a very very nice race im sure you will finish it" says ric rodriguez before the start of the race

photo shoot with Ernie Hortaleza at the registration booth before the start of the race

team Bike King riders

team logic gate manager architect quin baterna (blue t shirt) and team logic gate

my good friend doctor Butch Ydia from team PLDT...i lost to you again doc butch... laugh

with singapore based doctor ress bautista who will ride a Colnago Titanio today.

i think thats joyette jopson who rode faster than me in yesterdays race Grin

very strong riders from team sunkist in action enroute to clark

some more riders enroute to clark

very strong riders from team CNC on their way back to Clark

this is bisekletaguy following that white line on the road back to clark Grin

this is me being left by my crew to help other riders in front of me.

this is the front view of the train headed by team CNC kotz....i didnt see the train coming thats why i missed it. Grin

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nice pix ray. the team uniforms makes the race more pro looking! whatta race!