The number 53 of course is synonymous with historic Cabanatuan Lodge where Bro. Arnold Ateneo Lucas was recently installed as Master after which two 373 Bikers, perhaps still groggy from the fellowship that ensued, missed the rendezvous and chased 55.3 kilometers of back roads in their own quest to discover that waterfall so eloquently described by Bro. Jerry Padilla in last week's Villa Isla Trail ride.
The next day, it was Bro. Hossain VC Shamsoddin Vostakalaei who was installed as Master of Gen. Mariano Llanera Memorial Lodge No. 168, equally replete with history, with the same overflow of corn, wine, and oil which the brethren of Model Lodge partook in moderation in anticipation of a 48.2-kilometer Sunday ride that finally scratched the itch that was the Minalungao National Park.