Jericho Rosales has opened up about his passion for riding on the latest episode of the Tunay na Rider podcast.
According to the award-winning actor, it was his father who was the true original rider in family. As an insurance agent, his dad traveled the Philippines riding a red Kawasaki T3.
“Hindi niya ko tinuruan, pero I could say yung riding nasa dugo mo talaga. Parang hindi ka mapakali,” he told hosts Ibba Bernardo, Jolly Alarcon, and Buck Pago. “He bought me those little motorcycle toys na may susi, yung pag hinatak mo (umaangat) pang-motocross.”
Rosales got his first bike in 1999, a Yamaha R6, which he described as a “really, really fast bike that I can ride really, really slow, ha ha!” After nearly getting into an accident with the sportbike, he eventually switched to a Vespa.
Fast forward to 2014, he was referred to Ropali by a couple of friends, who helped him find the perfect custom bike with which to return to the scene.
As for the origin story of his motorcycle group The Brap Pack, Rosales shared: “Si Drew (Arellano) talaga ang nagsimula niyan. He was like texting people na naka-Ducati Scrambler. I think he texted me, Sid (Maderazo). Yung first name was parang Scramblered Eggs, kasi mga bugok na itlog tapos mainit na motor.
“The first ride that I joined, sila Drew was just like on the throttle the whole time. Di mo aakalain na ganun kasi mukhang ang babait, sila nila Ryan (Agoncillo), matitino, ang aamo ng mukha. Pero nung nag-ride, as in tuloy-tuloy lang. So follow lang ako nang follow sa kanila, and in my head was just like, ‘Brap, brap brap, brap, brap.’ Then I got the name from Rat Pack.”
Check out the full episode of Tunay na Rider featuring Rosales below: