If I could, I would fit it in even more words into the title, like: vintage bikes, fat bikes, low riders, fixies, cargo bikes, recumbents and all other pedal powered machines in between.
And of course, I would also include Thomas Oehler, the Red Bull trials biking maestro who was awesome enough to grace the Phil Bike Expo 2014 with his presence. Yes, I know: awesome is an often-misused and abused term. But in this case no word could be more apt.
If you weren’t there… ang laking sayaaang! What’s your excuse? Were you busy covering up the details of your hacienda in Batangas? Were you incarcerated for stealing from your pork barrel funds? Or did Jessy Mendiola ask you out for a date to watch Interstellar on IMAX? Di pa rin excuse yan.
You missed out on seeing homegrown bikes from Nyfti and Bambike that are destined to conquer the world.
You missed out on seeing the best collection of the highest end mountain bikes, road bikes, time trial bikes, time travel bikes and warp factor nine pedal powered interstellar vehicles.
You missed out on touching base with some of the coolest biker groups that are stoking good vibes on the streets and trails of this blessed country.
You missed out on some rad BMX action.
And you missed out on seeing some world class trials biking by Thomas Oehler.
Here are some vids of the things that that went on in the expo.
Oehler jumps from the iconic jeepney
Oehler bunnyhops around this guy’s family jewels
Wow, I don’t think I would have had the balls to try this
Pinoy bmx kids were also there to showcase their stuff
And how about this nine foot drop?
Here’s a very big KUDOS to the organizers of this year’s event. We can only hope that there will be another one next year. And we’re almost certain that it’s going to be even bigger and more awesome.