“First time ko magkaro’n ng bike crash and it felt… nice.”
This is how Piolo Pascual described his bike accident that occurred last July 3, Tuesday, along Ambuklao Road in Baguio.
Piolo talked about the incident during a chat with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last night, July 7, at his ASAP rehearsal at Studio 10, ELJ Building, ABS-CBN network in Quezon City.
“We were going down a hill. That was after 40 kilometers of riding up and down Ambuklao.”
The dirt road, where the Ambuklado Dam is also located, leads to Mt. Pulag. The place is an hour away from Baguio City and is a known location among eco-adventurers, or bikers like Piolo.
The 35-year-old actor narrated, “Sadly, yung brake ko, yung pang-shift ng gear, got in the way. I was trying to brake sa right side, may nadaanan akong grasa, that’s why I slipped.”
“‘Pag slide ko, I tried to hit the curb para hindi ako kumalat sa kalye kasi pa-downhill tapos pa-curve.”
Piolo also recalls deliberately hitting the curb so as to avoid crashing into oncoming vehicles.
“Sinalba ko na lang yung sarili ko sa curb,” he said.
“My right arm, leg, and my face got parang … smashed on the road side. Pero, nothing serious. After that, I continued riding,” said Piolo, a smile on his face.
Why does the accident "feel nice?"
“Because it wasn’t serious and I didn’t break a bone. At the same time, it felt good knowing na… you know, it’s one way of recognizing that you are into that sport already.
“Parang sa swimming yan, e. Hindi ka matututo kung hindi ka malulunod, ‘di ba? So ayun, it made me feel better for some reason. At least, nothing serious happened.”
Piolo said, “Battle scars, indeed!”