Mental strength is equally as important if not more than physical strength.

It sounds like a sentence from any random motivational quote you might encounter on the internet. But I have proven this to be true during the last ride.

A little bit of backstory first:

About three months ago, I stopped riding my bike on long rides. In fact, it’s safe to say that I actually stopped riding.

All the weight I lost, I gained back plus more.

It’s not just me, most people in the house stopped riding their bikes about the same time I stopped.

So we decided to climb Pililla Wind Farm, which is on top of a mountain between Pililla, Rizal and Mabitac, Laguna. It was quite a ride as all of us had a setback when it comes to riding.

The ride was cut short to 80 kilometers instead of the original 100 kilometers as it was already dark.┬áSince we didn’t prepare, we didn’t have the proper lights and blinkers for our bikes. A 20 km portion was spent riding a jeepney to cut the ride short.