By Toby Alberto
|Taal Lake is a touring staple in the Philippines. In photo from left to right: Ryan Joson, Renan Lacson, Gian Santos, Toby (me), Allan Flores, Picoy Alberto, Carlo Panganiban, and David Layosa.|
It was during the peak of the 2020 pandemic lockdown when I had an epiphany of sorts: “I was going to own and ride a motorcycle as a hobby!” I fancy myself an outdoors person. My regular activities ranged from hiking/camping to scuba diving and a bit of cycling. With the exception of cycling, the lockdown rules made it difficult (to impossible) to engage in the activities I enjoyed.