This 77-year-old man performing bike stunts younger people won't dare try is now a -social media sensation.
Conrado Magcalas has been impressing netizens since photos of him doing his tricks on bike were posted online.
Conrado, a Tondo resident, was sighted by Inquirer performing his bike stunts in an open area in C-4 Road, Navotas, last Saturday, November 13, 2021.
Inquirer took photos and posted them on social media.
The photos showing him smiling while in action indicate he's having fun.
According to his grandson Harold Drueco, 22, “Masaya po siya na napapansin po yung mga gaya niya.
“At the same time, nanghihinayang kasi yung mga kasama niya dati na nag-stunt din, e, di na niya kasama sa atensiyong nakukuha niya ngayon.”
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) spoke with Harold via direct messaging this Thursday, November 18, 2021.
According to him, “Wala po kasi siyang kahit anong bisyo, at di po talaga sanay yung katawan niya nang walang ginagawa.
“Since kabataan pa po niya ito ginagawa. Part din po kasi ng hanapbuhay niya dati yung pagbibisikleta.”
Indeed, Conrado's Facebook account is full of photos that reveal he's been doing the stunts for quite sometime.
In fact, Harold said his grandfather can do even more dangerous bike tricks up if he had his way.
He explained, “Before po hindi, pero ngayon po na medyo may edad na, e, di na po namin pinapayagan gawin yung mga stunt na mahihirap.
“Baka po kasi mapano and dahil na din sa edad, e, mabilis na rin siya mahapo.”
Harold swelled with pride as he talked about his Lolo Conrado, the role model he looks up to.
He expressed, “Yung pagiging disiplinado niya po, lalong-lalo na po sa daan.
“’Ika nga po ni lolo, ‘Hindi natin alam kung anong aksidente ang mararanasan kahit anong klaseng pag-iingat pa ang gawin.’"
More important to Harold, his grandfather has shown him that age is not a hindrance to doing anything one loves.
In an interview with Inquirer, Harold said the more his grandfather has kept going, the more he's been energized.
“Naging malakas pangangatawan ni Lolo, kasi bata pa lang, nagbibiseklata na siya.
“Isa pa, masipag talaga si lolo, hindi napapakali nang walang ginagawa at madali siyang maburyo.
"Kaya maganda rin na nagagawa niya ulit ‘yung mga nakahiligan niya noong kabataan niya.”