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…

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Laoag Off-Roaders at the NAsFOR Cauayan event: Only real men survive pressure in grace…

Glenn Guerrero and Brandon Tan of the Laoag Off-Roaders compete in the hardcore off-roading world of the National Association of Filipino Off-Roaders, popularly known as the NAsFOR, at the Gawaygaway-yan 2010 in Cauayan City, Isabela. The intense 2-day event (April 10-11 2010) was a display of guts, skills, machines, sportsmanship and camaraderie.

For making the Tough 20 of the NAsFOR event, the duo were awarded certificates and goodies from Colt 45 and ASG-Ultra Lube MFR Motor Oil. A big congratulations to all the event organizers and participants.

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