Gran Fondo Lobo 2018


 The Gran Fondo Lobo 2018 is a scenic 94 km ride out around the Batangas area with an elevation of over 1,150 meters.  Based on the feedback I got, 70% of the ride are climbs.  I have been eagerly preparing for this ride off and felt it would be a perfect way to satisfy my craving for adventure and love of biking... not to mention get a tan and a chance to hang out with some friends and other cycling enthusiasts. 


It was a tough ride to make under 35℃ temp but I always kept reminding myself to fuel up at every stop to avoid dehydration and heat stroke.  The route was awesome which provided a scenic view of the shoreline and various land marks that I have never scene before.  Within a few kilometres, you can go from the hills to the beach, from the hustle and bustle of the city to the peacefulness of the countryside. There is a great diversity of landscapes within a short distance of each other.  The Philippines is truly beautiful if we can just take the time to explore. The Gran Fondo Ride the Philippines Project through cycling is a one of the best ways to do it. 
Thanks Pat Joson for a great biking experience.  Definitely looking forward to the next Fondo Ride Out.