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    Quote Originally Posted by Travel Time View Post
    You'll probably have to poke around other cities than Dgte to get the low down. I think there's some clubs in Bacolod 215km away, and of course plenty in Cebu. Asking at the dealers is one way to find the clubs, or just flag down a biker on a big bike when you see one.
    Oops, here's some:

    Apache Riders Club Rio Teves, President/Trustee
    Phone: +63 (32) 254-7353 C/o Pag-ibig Fund
    Tango Plaza Bldg
    Gotianny & Queens Road
    Cebu City


    Cycluns Motorcycle Club Chito Villareal, President 3-A Dona Apolonia
    J. Osmena Ext.
    Cebu City


    Dumaguete Gentle Riders Bike Club Ed Gonzales
    Phone: +63 (35) 422-4135
    +63 (917) 608-0895

    Dumaguete City, Negros
    Email: valki@yahoo.com
    Easy Riders Wayne Littlefield, President
    Phone: +63 (917) 321-2503
    +63 (32) 345-0030
    Fax +63 (32) 346-1914

    North Town Homes
    Banilad, Cebu City

    Honda Excel Riders
    Org. Joven Verzales, President
    Phone: +63 (917) 322-9972
    +63 (32) 254-7272

    HPI Bldg. Salinas Drive
    Cebu

    Recycle Jorge C. Ledesma, President
    Phone: +63 (32) 272-7207
    +63 (918) 510-0202

    Seaview Heights, Lawaan
    Talisay City
    Cebu

    Thunderbugs Philip Garcia, President
    Bacolod City
    Email: pilipo@mactan.ph

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    also a tip for newcomer motorcyclists in dumaguete...

    making a simple left turn or a simple courstesy-stop in an intersection is really made complicated by the local riders.

    seems motorcyclist on the perpendicular lane are too impatient and prefer risking a counterflow before you could even come to a full stop to make that courtesy-check!
    the mark of a brilliant bikework is that it shines undeterred by the mediocrity of its components - i am the sportbike rebel!




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    Quote Originally Posted by ReBelBiKeR View Post
    also a tip for newcomer motorcyclists in dumaguete...

    making a simple left turn or a simple courstesy-stop in an intersection is really made complicated by the local riders.

    seems motorcyclist on the perpendicular lane are too impatient and prefer risking a counterflow before you could even come to a full stop to make that courtesy-check!
    The problem is riders who do not adapt the local riding style and unspoken rules of the road here in Dumaguete. It is not their problem, but conversely, yours. Stopping is not part of the program. You need to keep riding at almost all instances, yielding yes, stopping rarely. It is a flow. There are eye contact (and lack thereof) rules and protocols. Proximity unspoken etiquette etc. Watch and learn, and adapt. Cutting people off is normal behavior here.

    Some of this I cover in an article on my blog, titled. Driving in the Philippines, Nothing you learn elsewhere will do you much good here, except feet up trials riding experience.
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    well i havent visited your blog yet, but manila or cebu motorcycle driving is not the same as dumaguete motorcycle driving... this far i am sure of.

    as to adapting to dumaguete MC locals, you bet i have to, else id have many enemies on the road hehehe!!! but then that has its own limits as well. a balance of sorts between following and consenting, specially when safety has to be on top of blending in.
    the mark of a brilliant bikework is that it shines undeterred by the mediocrity of its components - i am the sportbike rebel!

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    Driving in Duma is not that hard as it looks like... one rule is probably if your feet touch the ground you pay the next round...

    Basically it is like skiing. The one who is in the back needs to take care what happens in front of him, if it makes sense or not is another question...

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    Are there some big bikes for sale in Dumaguete,with a good price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReBelBiKeR View Post
    well i havent visited your blog yet,
    as to adapting to dumaguete MC locals, you bet i have to, else id have many enemies on the road hehehe!!! but then that has its own limits as well. a balance of sorts between following and consenting, specially when safety has to be on top of blending in.
    Well visit

    Yes your right... Manila and Cebu have traffic signals. Here there are not even stop signs.
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    RHB and Rhoody have it correct keep moving do not stop and do not be polite as you will get hit! The first time I drove on the road there on my own I was bloody petrified! Rush hours ie school times are worst, your first junction will be a trip into hell, but once you have acheived it you just adjust to it you will not worry anymore, BUT keep a sharp eye always the last thing i can think of when I was worried was recently some Pinoy went past me on a honda 100cc or something weaving at speed like mad thru the traffic...while on his mobile! also saw some nutter on a similar machine and his backride was a shellane gas bottle! he was holding it with one hand! BUT I only saw one accident in all my time, it was a head on smash in a downpour of rain probaly due to tyres worn out! I saw a huge truck once and the tyres were on the cotton threads! no lights front or back is also a good one pedis stop right in front of you without signals hand signals are like waving to your mate across the road, at best ,at worst...no signal whatsoever, buses and trucks have priority ie YOU get out of the way of THEM. Once a truck driver waved me across a bridge on my bike! As the bridge only took single file traffic..UNBELEIVABLE! I wanted his autograph!

    But that is rare, there is no highway code, no rules, no road lines, no politeness ( ie After you Sir ) So just get out there and kick some butt! Seriously though you have to stay patient and cool.

    Once I was in traffic jam on a honda 155 and found myself hanging on to a frame of a pedi going along nicely! Something you would not dream of doing in your home country, but you just get like the locals!

    Oh and do not buy a Harley! a waste of money, anyway someone will steal those nice shiney mirrors! A honda Transalp 600cc that would be a good bike to have! but spares is the key!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoody View Post
    Driving in Duma is not that hard as it looks like... one rule is probably if your feet touch the ground you pay the next round...

    Basically it is like skiing. The one who is in the back needs to take care what happens in front of him, if it makes sense or not is another question...

    Rhoody

    Rhoody, can't help it, gotta tell you this made me laugh till my tummy hurt! that's a good one...lot's of humor




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    hehehe all your experiences make me remember one day i had all these instances rolled into one trip in the city! yes that happened during a rush hour about past 5.

    i couldnt help but be amused, amazed, disappointed, provoked -- name it, i felt it in every corner i passed by! but in the end, i just had to smile in surrender!

    i dont know, bit its like it shows their riding skill by doing what they do huh?! oh my... have you guys ever seen a one-hander at 60kph through tight traffic? geez man!!
    the mark of a brilliant bikework is that it shines undeterred by the mediocrity of its components - i am the sportbike rebel!

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