do you ride a tricycle?

@kayedanda (1850)
Philippines
October 25, 2008 6:08am CST
i used to, when we were still in bulacan, where the roads are fit for the small vehicle's engine since the directions there are just left and right. but ever since we transferred here in baguio, where the roads not only go left and right but up and down as well , i haven't been able to. i miss riding it. i actually liked to ride in the back, since it's stuffy inside when all the seats are full. how about you?
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• Philippines
26 Oct 08
always. too bad the minimum fare is now P16. i remember in grade school my brother and i rode a school tricycle rather than a school bus. it was like a little community. my trykmates and i would race to be the first to get to ride in the back. i remember staring at the road while riding the tricycle, and how the road would look like there were jewels in them. i found this hypnotic. also, when the tricycle sloshes through muddy streets, we would pretend we were sailing in a sea of Milo. hehe. now, the only thing i think of when riding the tricycle is deadlines. i really am getting old.
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
i am tempted to give you another best response for this but people might think i'm practicing favoritism . anyways, i'll wait it out till tomorrow. P16?!? when i used to ride a tricycle it was only P8! oh wow. but i'm guessing it's because the travel is extra long?
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
it's the thought that counts. :P no, you could actually walk the P16 trixie (in gayspeak, hehe) distance if you're not in a hurry and/or not too lazy.
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
so trixie fares have really gone up then?! wow. just goes to show that i have been living in this sheltered nutshell for too long that i don't even know that sort of thing now
@anne12d (676)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
I ride tricycle almost everyday so I wont be bothered to walk under the sun or during rainy days to get outside our subdivision. I like to sit inside because I feel more secure and I don't smell the perspiration of the driver. LOLs!!! But if I'm in a hurry I will sit at the back because I dont have a choice. LOLs!!! But sitting at the back makes me feel that anytime the driver turn left or right, I might fall from my sit! LOLs...
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
i avoid sitting directly behind the driver for the same reason too i like to ride at the back on the outermost seat, but i am used to riding in that seat for so long that i have learned the art of holding on tight to whatever support i can get my hands on
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
I ride the tricyle almost everyday... when going to work during weekdays... and when going to my parents' house during saturdays... it is a lot faster than the ordinary jeep... since they don't wait for any passengers... and they are quite small... so can pass through small alleys for shot cuts... I like riding tricyles... because of the exclusivity... and that it is the best mode of transportation when on is in a hurry...
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
yep. more like a taxi because you have the option to ride it alone, but less the fare price and wayyy faster
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
Yes i do. Have rode a tricycle in Mindoro and it was really loaded. Kinda dangerous to ride a tricycle if you are pregnant since most drivers are only after a fast but not a safe trip. You get bumped in rocky roads and you feel uncomfortable after a hazy ride. Tricycle rides in Pasay City is very expensive, with P20 as the cheapest ride. It can go as high as P40 to P60 pesos but for such short distance. It's cheaper in Quezon City where I lived where a tricycle ride can cost only P12 for two people already. I sometimes take my child to school where we ride a tricyle especially if we are going to be late for school/work. It only cost me P20 and with that amount, I have already taken her to school and I go down at Quezon Avenue. It's worth it sometimes. To have a nice ride, I always warn the driver to drive carefully and slowly, to avoid the humps, rocky roads. Sometimes, my pleas are heeded. Sometimes, not. Well, thats life. hehehe.
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
oh, that's an interesting statistic. when i sued to live in bulacan, the fare was only P8 per person. i dunno how much it costs now. yea, tricycle drivers are not exactly the most disciplined drivers in the entire world when i was pregnant, my knuckles go white from holding on to wherever i can hold on to for fear of miscarriage
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
I do ride a tricyle but not everyday because our place is near the highway and if i do ride it i prefer to ride in the back. inside seats are lower and im not comfortable seating in a lowered seat.
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
i think the inside seat next to the driver is the most uncomfortable place in a tricycle, as it often has a very small space for seating and very lowered at that. i hated it when i was the last one to board and i had no choice but to sit there. made my legs hurt from trying to stop myself from sliding down the seat
@nimnim74 (251)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
I've got 3 rides before I can reach my office and my last transportation going inside our subdivision is only tricycle. It's fun especially when you are at the drivers back seat because the air will blow your hair. But if going home at night I've rather be seated at the front because it's quite safe.
@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
yeah, when i ride tricycles at night, i always sit inside for safety. anyways, thanks for choosing my discussion to answer as your very first!
• China
26 Oct 08
no,I have never riden the tricycle before.But I rode electric tricycle, because our factory produce e-tricycle. The tricycle is safer than bicycle, which it's much more suit to old people.I'm in charge of international trade, tricycle and e-tricycle are more and more popular in the future.
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
i see. by the way, i like your name
@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
There are pedicabs in my city and they make the traffic go so slowly. It's employment for people but I think it is a lousy and inefficient way of using the human person.
@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
it's a cheap means of transportation, so i guess we wouldn't be seeing the last of it in a very long time
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
hi kayedanda yes, i do ride a tricycle once in a while. when i have to commute going to work. actually i'm thinking of getting a tricycle to have source of other income. :) take care
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
that's a good idea red with our economy slumping by the minute, it would be great if you have other sources of income aside from your primary one
@tikei18 (359)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
Yes, I ride a tricycle and most of the time whenever I will go somewhere. I like riding a tricycle because it is windy and fun. I also like sitting at the back of the driver I feel more comfortable, easy to get off, easier to pay and easy to say "para". Because sometimes the driver don't hear you specially when you are in the back sit. But now I can't ride at the back of the driver because I am pregnant. So most of the time I want to ride in front. Good Day!
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
hehe. when i was pregnant i missed out on riding in the back too. but now i miss it even more since i don't get to ride it anymore
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
25 Oct 08
actually, tricycles are not just found in rural areas. even here in the cities, tricycles are needed. well, i love in paranaque and we all know that it is an urban area but there are still alot of tricycle terminals here. we use tricycle for short distance travels. it would be impractical to walk from the road to your house because it is quite far yet also impractical to have jeepney or bus routes. what i hate most about riding a tricycle is the smoke it emits? it sort of sticks to your skin and clothes.
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
25 Oct 08
yeah. it sort of does. we have air-conditioned buses, cars, and jeepneys so i have yet to see an air-conditioned tricycle being invented but that would probably cost too much to maintain and would therefore raise tricycle fares to astronomical rates
• Philippines
25 Oct 08
Hi there. Yes, I usually ride tricycles. It's the easiest and cheapest way to get around, aside from jeeps. And yes, I've tried riding at the back and there was a time when I was in high school that I rode at the back in my school uniform. *lol* Anyway, so you're living in Baguio now? I have a friend from Baguio and the first time she saw a tricycle was when we were visiting a certain university in Quezon City and I kept on talking how the tricycle fare there is unbelievable and all the while, she didn't know what I was talking about since she said they didn't have tricycles in Trinidad. Of course, I didn't quite believe her but I guess it's true after all.
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
25 Oct 08
yes, it is, actually. the engines of a tricycle would not be able to survive the ups and downs of the roads here. motorcycles here have to have a certain type of engine ( i'm sorry i can't tell you as i'm quite naive about vehicles) so that they can be used everyday.
@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
25 Oct 08
Yup i always ride a tricycle.It is the main transportation in our village.Almost people living in the village are riding this kind of transportation.
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
25 Oct 08
it's good that you still do. it's also a means of supporting the source of income of tricycle drivers. life is so hard these days, i think their income from tricycle riding all day and night does not suffice
@iamcdy (1120)
• Philippines
25 Oct 08
I do ride a tricycle, everyday actually. It is the means of transportation here in our area. I need to ride on a tricycle before I can get to the jeepney terminal. It is basically a part of my everyday life. I remember one of my cousins who migrated to Canada when we were still 12 years old. She returned to the Philippines after 14 years and the first thing she did was looked for a tricycle and had a round trip in our area. The next day, she took the jeepney. Maybe she really missed it a lot and I can't blame her. They can only find it here in the Philppines. =)
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
25 Oct 08
only in the philippines can you also find the tricycle loaded with 9 people including the driver
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
I used to ride in tricycles back in high school when I still did not have my own motorcycle. I do miss riding it once again but the fare is way higher than it used to be so maybe I could ride in it just a few times.
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
it's the basic transport most especially when you stay in a village and you do not have any weels to take you to the outside world.haha And yes, i do ride a tricycle. love it.
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• Philippines
26 Oct 08
Hi! I seldom ride the tricycle because the road where jeepneys I need to go to school is just a 3 or 5-minute walk. But when my mom and I come from some mall, we ride the jeep then a tricycle. From that mall, it could be two jeepney rides or a jeepney ride and a tricycle. We'd prefer the jeepney ride and tricycle since it takes us directly to our house and we save some money (two of us in the jeep would cost PhP17 and two of us in a tricycle will just be 12...or 15). Anyways, I always wanted to ride at the back of the tricycle. By back, I mean the back on the side car, not the back of the driver. I haven't seen one in the city but saw one during our OJT's on a far area but unfortunately, we got to ride on the "backless side car" because it wasn't the one on the front of the tricycle lines.
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• Malaysia
26 Oct 08
i ride tricycle when i was 6 years old, before i learned how to ride a bicycle..hehehe..happy mylotting~
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• Philippines
26 Oct 08
Hey there! Yes, I do ride tricycle. From where I live, I ride a tricycle to go to the city proper then ride a jeep or bus. I also prefer back ride because I feel more comfortable. You can feel the air in your face while the tricycle is speeding up. Have a nice day.
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@noelcruz (324)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
Yes I do ride a tricycle everyday. My place is a 15 minute walk to national road so in order to save time and not being late at work I utilize tricycle everyday. Happy mylotting!!
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