The Specialized 2014 Downhill National Series Round Two Baguio

Specialized 2014 Downhill National Series Round Two Baguio

Hi, everyone! Sorry for the absence lately. The family was up in Baguio for a national downhill race. Everything went smoothly, including nice, comfortable transportation and accommodations (thanks to wonderful Batibols friends, Gayle and Edzel, and, of course, Luis, Joey and Jack) except for hiccups during the 2-day race at the DENR compound. Met new friends. Brandon placed 6th in the 19 and below category.

Laoagueño John Robert Burgos bested the 29 and below category. So much promise in the young man’s budding biking career.

Here are photos.

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Specialized 2014 Downhill National Series Round Two BaguioBans MendozaDoesn’t Bans look like someone you and I know?

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Batibols BikersThe commissaire from Laoag, Jackie de la Cruz.

Batibols BikersPine ForestDouble VisionDouble vision.

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Performance Level in the 1st Sinnalugan@Sapat Downhill MTB Challenge

Bird's Eye View

Over the weekend, as typhoon signal #2 threatened Ilocos Norte, 58 downhillers from Manila, Pangasinan, Baguio, La Union and Laoag traveled miles to compete against each other on the slopes at Pasuquin in the 1st Sinnalugan@Sapat. Thank God, the heavens were bright and the earth was hard til every bike was packed up! A successful finish for the downhill bike challenge exhaustively prepared for a good many weekends by the Batibols Bikers in cooperation with the peoples of barangays Sulbec and Sapat. The extended support from DROP Downhill Philippines, led by President Erwin Benipayo, and National Downhill Team Coach Arjuna Saulo is very much appreciated. The same goes to the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte, headed by Gov. Imee Marcos; the LGU of Pasuquin; the Philippine National Red Cross Ilocos Chapter; and other benevolent sponsors.

SapatSinnalugan@SapatSinnalugan@SapatSinnalugan@SapatSinnalugan@SapatSinnalugan@SapatSinnalugan@SapatConfidenceSinnalugan@SapatFarrJerich Farr

To be continued.

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