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        Alden Richards has turned his dad into a die-hard rider

        Think you can get your dad into bikes, too?
        by Matthew Galang Oct 23, 2021
        PHOTO: Richard Faulkerson Sr.

        Late last year, Alden Richards came into possession of a Honda X-ADV 750. However, the actor has held off on riding the scooter, as well as his KTM Duke, recently due to his busy schedule and the risks of the ongoing pandemic.

        That’s not to say he doesn’t miss riding, though. He shared in a recent interview, “Actually, pa-labas pa lang ako ng lock-in (taping) for almost a month, so I never really got the chance to ride. And I suggested to the creatives (of that show that hes currently filming) na baka pwede may scenes yung character ko na may motor. They will look into it daw, kaya lang medyo hindi natin na-push yun towards the end kasi safety rin ang concern. But siguro, pag nakauwi ako...baka subukan ko mag-ride ulit kahit papaano.”

        Even with Alden away, his X-ADV 750 is still seeing a lot of use, with the actor’s father becoming totally enamored with riding: “I’m quite happy na nagagamit naman yung motor and nadadala naman niya sa kung saan-saan.”

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        This passion for riding was something that Alden had instilled into his dad, the same way his father’s love for cars affected him. He recalled, “When I was young, noong wala pa kaming pambili ng sasakyan, he would always be so interested to discuss different kinds of cars with me and kung ano yung gusto niya maging sasakyan. And yun yung nadala ko growing up.

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        Dati nung nagdyi-gym ako sa Alabang, pag nasa treadmill ako kaharap nung highway, para di ako ma-bore, pinapangalanan ko lahat ng kotseng dumadaan, and true enough, alam ko every brand and type of car, so may ganun akong talent. When I started acquiring yung bikes, dun din na-encourage yung dad ko na mag-bike. Kasi marunong pala siya mag-motor na I didn’t know.”

        Check his dad’s Instagram, and it’s plain to see that he really has been taking the adventure scooter to all sorts of places and enjoying the rider lifestyle. He has even gone as far as to sleep with his riding gear, something that many die-hard riders have probably done, whether or not they admit to it.

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        Does this father-and-son story sound relatable? Do you think you can get your parent into riding?

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        PHOTO: Richard Faulkerson Sr.

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