Published: Thursday, 11 September 2014 14:30
Images from various sources.
The annual Tour of the Fireflies gathers together thousands of cyclists not only from Metro Manila but also from all parts of the country and occasionally, from overseas. It used to be held on the Sunday before the celebration of Earth Day on April 22. For some reasons however, it was moved to November and for some reasons again, it might be moved back to its original date. In the past years that it was held, the number of participants consistently grew exponentially and you could see that as more and more people were encouraged to bike, more and more people came to participate, and thus, the more complicated it became to organize. There were expats too, who were ony too glad to see how much we Filipinos love to bike. Some celebrities and beauty queens (Miss Earth) have also been spotted and why not, politicians who know how to take advantage of opportunities when they see one. But as with all kinds of events where people congregate to celebrate something, the Tour of the Fireflies became the venue of all kinds of cyclists (or even non-cyclists) who come show off themselves and their bikes or to look at others and their bikes as well. Let us now look at five types of cyclists that you could find at every Tour of the Fireflies.
Published: Wednesday, 03 September 2014 13:46
Image from here.
The machines we usually have at home today are most often than not, powered by electricity. Our civilization has definitely come a long way from horse-drawn or manually operated machines that milled the rice we cooked or wheat we baked. Electricity will always be the preferred power source when it comes to running the machines that make our life easier and better. However, for those who want to live off the grid, there are alternative power sources that can provide clean and efficient energy and don’t need fossil fuel as their ultimate power source. We can call it pedal power, or to put it in another way, we use the bicycle to power simple machines that we could use for our daily activities.