ALDRECH Ramos is taking advantage of the free time during the pandemic to take on his hobby – biking.
The Columbian cager has been doing a lot of bicycle rides as of late with the 2020 PBA season still suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ramos was recently seen in a long ride with his former Magnolia teammate Jio Jalalon along with cycling vlogger Ian How on a trip to Dona Remedios Trinidad in Bulacan, one of the favorite destinations of cycling enthusiasts.
Ramos and Jalalon were also joined by Rodney Brondial, Alvin Abundo, Robbie Herndon, and Mo Tautuaa riding to Timberland in San Mateo, another favorite spot for cyclist.
But Ramos said he has been hooked to this hobby even before the pandemic.
“Nahilig ako actually last year pa talaga, hindi ko lang matodo kasi ongoing ang season tapos nasa playoffs kaya walang time,” said Ramos in an interview with SPIN.ph recently.
Ramos said he is also using his mountain bike to get himself in shape with basketball activities still limited during the quarantine.
“Nagka-time dahil sa pandemic at wala pang training. Papawis din,” said Ramos.
At 6-foot-6, Ramos admitted having a difficult time purchasing a mountain bike that fits his height. He then began upgrading his bike afterwards.
“Mahirap maghanap ng malaking bike pero nakatiyempo ako sa Cycle Art sa Quiapo. Nag-iisa na lang kaya ginrab ko na agad,” Ramos said.
Ramos began with short rides like the Mall of Asia but when he became more interested in the hobby and became a lot stronger, he rode in longer routes.
The former Far Eastern University standout said he would definitely encourage someone to try biking not only because of the health benefits but also the thrill and excitement it gives.
“Napapagastos na din talaga sa bike pero wala naman akong pinagsisihan. Iba ang pag-bike lalo na kapag nakarating ka na sa destination. Nakaka-walang pagod,” said Ramos.