Sunday, October 29, 2006

SEO -er / Z200 -er

Last Saturday I was able to witnessed the launching of 2nd SEO contest at Jill's The Fort. It took me 20 minutes with my z200 in getting there. Why I am there? I'm joining the contest. Do I have a future in SEO? Heck no, I just want to know about it. Just like my Z200, SEO is interesting. Let's play fellaz!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Rekognize Motorstar

Haven't heard of Rekognize Radio? I guess only few knew about it. It is a "movement" to uplift or change on how the people(listeners) view the hiphop industry. So why I'm writing about it? They have similiraties? I'll try my to best relate the rekognize radio to my motorstar-anthem even though I'm not a rapper or a music artist, plus I'll make some relation to seo issues. Reminder this is not a comparison. I'm an music enthusiast not a fanatic. For me enthusiast is being able to understand what is behind, beyond and between those artists and what they wrote. Just like being a motorcycle enthusiast I'm trying to understand behind, beyond, between those machines. Besides, I like fast and unheard(lyrics and artist) just like my motorstar. A fanatic is a biter in music and can-read-the-brochure feeling tough guy in riding. The problems happens when my brother told me that the mechanic at the corner told him "China bike bad choice eh!". See, he's got an attitude. Then one day, someone approaches me asking "Why not second-hand japan bike?". Now, they got problem seeing me riding my Z200? Does this mean they know each one of the motorcycles in the market. Or just heard from others that china bike are not a good choice. I see, they're biting now and claiming they so good about bike just like the amir of rap feeling his own music and seoluv. Im not against with these people. Its just that they played the game ain't right. Since when that the hardwork of others was enough for this people? It's an upset for the hardworking people behind those quality records on the record stand when someone declared "I'm Amir of Rap". It doesn't help the hardworking people behind seo community when someone do fanatical posts in this site. It doesn't feel good for the hardworkong z200 xplorer owner when you tellthat china bike is not a good bike. I'm not a rapper, not a seo master, and not a mechanic or racer but I know how to appreciate.

God Bless and Respect. Better start rekognize!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Biker's Creed

I ride because I enjoy it.

I ride because I enjoy the freedom I feel from being exposed to the elements, and the vulnerability to the danger that is intrinsic to riding.

I do not ride because it is fashionable to do so. I ride my machine, not wear it.

My machine is not a symbol of status. It exists simply for me, and me alone.

My machine is not a toy. It is an extension of my being, and I will treat it accordingly, with the same respect as I have for myself.

I strive to understand the inner-workings of my machine, from the most basic to the most complex. I will learn everything I can about my machine, so that I am reliant upon no one but myself for it's health and well-being.

I strive to constantly better my skill of control over my machine. I will learn its limits, and use my skill to become one with my machine so that we may keep each other alive. I am the master, it is the servant. Working together in harmony, we will become an invincible team.

I do not fear death. I will, however, do all possible to avoid death prematurely. Fear is the enemy, not death. Fear on the highway leads to death, therefore I will not let fear be my master. I will master it.

My machines will outlive me. Therefore, they are my legacy. I will care for them for future bikers to cherish as I have cherished them, whoever they may be.

I do not ride to gain attention, respect, or fear from those that do NOT ride, nor do I wish to intimidate or annoy them. For those that do not know me, all I wish from them is to ignore me. For those that desire to know me, I will share with them the truth of myself, so that they might understand me and not fear others like me.

I will never be the aggressor on the highway. However, should others f*ck with me, their aggression will be dealt with in as severe manner as I can cast upon them.

I will show respect to other bikers more experienced or knowledgeable than I am. I will learn from them all I can. However, if my respect is not acknowledged or appreciated, it will end.

I will not show disrespect to other bikers less experienced or knowledgeable than I am. I will teach them what I can. However, if they show me disrespect, they will be bitch-slapped.

It will be my task to mentor new riders, that so desire, into the lifestyle of the biker, so that the breed shall continue. I shall instruct them, as I have been instructed by those before me. I shall preserve and honor traditions of bikers before me, and I will pass them on unaltered.

I will not judge other bikers on their choice of machine, their appearance, or their profession. I will judge them only on their conduct as bikers. I am proud of my accomplishments as a biker, though I will not flaunt them to others. If they ask, I will share them.

I will stand ready to help any other biker that truly needs my help. I will never ask another biker to do for me what I can do for myself.

I am not a part-time biker. I am a biker when, and where ever I go. I am proud to be a biker, and hide my chosen lifestyle from no one.

I ride because I love freedom, independence, and the movement of the ground passing beneath me. But most of all, I ride to better understand myself, my machine, the lands in which I ride, and to seek out and know other bikers like myself.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

What's up with Xplorer Z200?

Today's anthem will be the effect of Z200. The aftermath and life with Z200. Well, I'm a commuter people, so I find Z200 econimical. Here's why? I spent P40-60 a day for jeepneys and tricycle - P60 if I took special trip in tricycle. With Z200 I spent P200 of gasoline for 7 days but due to continous roll back P200 lasts for almost 10 days. That's how cheap my trip with Z200. With Z200 I can go to different places with different occasions but the problem is I see only few faces. Before it takes 45 mins of travel from ParaƱaque to Makati depends on traffic level but now that I'm with Z200 I can do it dor 15 minutes. Before if somebody invited me into their celebration/party they offer me their ride but now that I've Z200 they "offering" me to give them a ride. With Z200 you can join motorcycle club such as Xplorers Phil Org. I'm planning to meet them yet I dont know when but one thing is for sure I going to them hoping to join them,as the "youngest" member, so I can blog more and join the long rides. Also I heard that they do charitable activities. But on negative side, I'm currently sidelined with buying gangsta rap/hiphop albums in my collection for 3 months!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Xplorer Z200.

Honestly, Xplorer Z200 is confusing. Though it is a catchy model name. If somebody ask me "How did you get here? I'll answered "I brought my motorstar" - that sounds and its implies that I have a motorcycle. Now if I say Xplorer, although spelling is different and same pronunciation, they might think that I have a Ford Explorer which is impossible because I don't have a million dollar job. Besides, Do I look like I owned one of those SUVs? But both of them are bulky and Z200 is below 400cc. Now if I say Z200 that sounds I have a cellphone with me and bragging about it. In fact, I googled and two brands have Z200 kikom and SE. But both their Z200 and my Z200 are handy. I hope you got a bit of idea about Xplorer Z200.

Monday, October 9, 2006

Xplorer Z200

I bring my Z200 at Office. Instead of commuting

Random Tips for Barckriders.

Tips from me.

1. Before you ride, tell me if its your first ride. So I'll know how fast I can go. :)

2. Be polite, Say thank you after the ride.

3. Always hold the Z200's handle that's why its there.

4. Don't talk while we are trailing the road. Its useless, I will not hear you because we are on a open-air. If you want to stop, just Tap me at back.

5. Treat me somewhere else after we reached our destination. Kiss is enough for me, if you are a hot chick.

6. If you something unusual like bebot on our trip, tap me then point a finger to it. I will give them a ride :D.

7. Please give me your share in the parking lot and gasoline (Parking fees and gasoline are not cheap). I used unleaded to my Z200.

8. If we're going to your "territory" introduce me to your peoples that we're just peoples.

9. Watch out for the hot parts, mostly the muffler.

10. Last, Don't forget to, whether it is a short ride, long ride, city drive, PRAY.

Sunday, October 8, 2006

Backride Buddies

It is important that someone got your back because you know someone is got your back. Backriders are there to help you in your long rides, journeys, road trips when something goes wrong with the bike or on the road. So, when your motorstar fall down you are not alone. When you are being hold-up on the highway two of you are done. But I guess being a backrider are more fun. Just sit there and relax. Motorstar provides comfort and caress for their backriders. They can see more than the driver because driver concentrates on the road, atleast in a long trips - going to Sierra Madre, Tagaytay, Batangas, Quezon. Just punish them to took pictures for you. If you aren't happy with the pictures shout at them and leave them there. On the other hand which is not advisable you can easily do the snatch-and-run modus. In short, your backride is your connivance.

But I'm living in the City. A city that is crowded by people, buses, jeeps, pimp cars, tricycles, pedicabs, bikes. What I'm trying to say is, driving your motorcycle in the city with someone was difficult. They will added up on your load. You need to adjust yourself in balancing your motorstar. Unless they are pretty petite girls. You as a driver sweet lover disregard that load. Usually we can not make a 80kph in the city because of the traffic. Shifting gears from one, two, three will be frequent plus sudden and quick stops. But as long as I am the rider you all remember this, "I will not let you down".

To my fellows who took the risks of riding with me, THANK YOU for trusting me your life and watching my back.

Friday, October 6, 2006


Last day, a motorstar - underbone collided with a Toyota car. No one was injured. I think it is a "slow mo" bump. Both drivers got confused who's going to pass the intersection. But I noticed that the car got the most damaged from the collision. The front bumper of the car was crumpled but the motorstar seems steady. The motorstar have no damage at all even if the front wheel that bumped the car are still on its shape. fine round shape. Naturally, wheels that bumped a hard object going against its way will formed an eight. Well, after the accident I drove safely at home which I do since I got my z200. And its always a trauma for every rider when they got hit or involved in accident especially if they luckily uninjured. They'll realized " how lucky i am?". Plus if. its their fault they going to pay for the damages for both of them unless they have comprehensive insurance then let the insurance company settled it for them. Godspeed.

Sunday, October 1, 2006

Instant expert motorbikes:5 Mistakes Before you make them.

postet by: Bertie Simmons
From Stuffer's Guide.

1. Don't buy a bew bike as complete novice

You will crash and/or drop the bike, sure as eggs become broken eggs. Learn your trade on a solid pre-owned bike, then upgrade when you've learned to filter with finesse and corner with confidence.

2. Don't be a stranger

If we see a fellow biker stranded, we stop and help. Outside the M25, we also wave at each other. It's a shared experience so join the local club, go to bike meets and speak to other riders.

3. Learn to appreciate your bike's performance in a safe environment: take an advanced riding course or attend a 'race school.

4. Don't ignore basic maintenance

All bikes have a small tool kit under the seat, so learn to use it. Something as daft as incorrect tire pressures can have you on your arse. Make cleaning and tweaks part of your Sunday ritual.

5. Try before you buy.

An Italian 'large' won't cover a beer-swilling builder from Brum. Sizes generally vary depending on where you are in the world. Euro sizes are going to be larger for asians. Helmets also differ, with one brand's large being another's XL. Buy the expensive kit. As bikers say - if you have a P10 000 head, buy a P10 000 lid.

How many have z200?

As I ride my z200 going to my office. I seen 3 or 4 with the same bike whether tracking the West Service Rd. or the SLEX. So, I was wondering how many really have z200 on the streets? I don' know where to find a real data about the volume regarding z200, maybe from LTO or from the supplier itself but it will be hard and time consuming. I tried once asking the shop where I bought my z200, he said "Currently, we release a hundred units of z200". Then, I remember that the MCP forums have a list for z200 riders. And I believe that MCP forums was legitimate site for getting information about motorcycles besides Xplorer Philippines Org. And the last count was 131 as of this date. Basically, this will show only active members from the forums that owns z200 and you can find them in any part of the 7 000 and counting islands of the Philippines. In addition, those records were "online" numbers, meaning I can estimate that there are more than 131 z200 owners out there that do not join the online community of the MCP.