Tonchi Tinio conquers steep San Mateo trail

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There was a surprise waiting for him on top of the hill.

ACT Teachers Party-list Rep. Antonio Tinio spent a chill day on his mountain bike. His newest challenge is the notorious Shotgun Road near San Mateo in Rizal, which has proven to be a herculean task for cyclists.

That’s why he was just so thrilled to conquer the “ridiculously steep” uphill climb, with the sight of a tall scarecrow greeting him at the empty road suddenly showcasing his achievement.


Even his fellow Congressman Miro Quimbo agreed.

“Not for the faint hearted. The last 300M climb feels like a Lord of the Rings climax sequence,” he said.