Brandon’s Urban Downhill Challenge

As John Howard once said, “The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.” There’s no stopping Brandon. The idea actually came from the dad, of all people.

The grandma, who was with us, closed her eyes, and perhaps prayed to all the saints.

It was one incredibly suave ride.

Location: Bantay Bell Tower steps, Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines
Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2012

Outdoors with the Batibols Bikers

“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson. – Tom Bodett

After four nerve-wracking weeks, I finally had the ultimate luxury of hanging out in the woods, with the boys and the Batibols Bikers, a bunch of weekend downhill bikers. I had a chill time photographing them fly their bikes. The awesome Mini Batibols were just amazing – so confident and skilled at a very young age. Their mentors, the older members of the group, were really proud of them. It’s all about motivation.

10 year-old downhiller Bianco Reyes

MTB junkie Jackie de la Cruz.

The rolling terrain of Camandingan, Batac, is a nice playground for the extreme sport, though I expected a more lush environment. The earth was so dry, the bell peppers and eggplants looked like prunes and some, like loofahs.

The boys' seaweed lunch.

9 year-old Lucius Cunanan and Bianco.

So cute, Mini Batibols Bikers Dylan and Lucius:)

Life is a big adventure. Adventure or nothing…

Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2012