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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13th Breaking Away MTB Downhill Challenge

Bike Jump Shots

Barangay Lagui-Sail (on the eastern side of Laoag) was transformed into a bike park by the City Government of Laoag and the City Hall Bikers (CHB) for a downhill challenge. The race was participated in by local bikers, bikers from neighboring provinces and Metro Manila.

CHB Officials

CHB is a veteran in bike races in the province of Ilocos Norte. Leaders in their own right, President Ellis Corpuz, race director Diomy Gayban, Franz Felipe, and Poco Aurelio have been working so hard for community participation, particularly sporting activities such as mountain biking. Congrats and keep it up, guys!

UntitledDownhillRiding in tandem father and sonThe Farrs in a rare moment.

Bike JumpUntitledShowCHB Breaking Away Downhill Challenge Expert CategoryPinkThis guy Robert Burgos, in JS prom mode, steals the show.

Straight from the promKakaibaJS guy wins the novice categoryHe also rides his bike to receive his trophy for winning the novice category. He says his choice of outfit is all about aerodynamics.

CamerasPicture 1076Brandon wins the CHB Breaking Away Downhill Challenge Junior Category

Brandon says he didn’t expect to win the junior category. The running joke at home — he was rushing to unload. He’s been having a not-so-bad case of diarrhea the past 3 days. I guess his recent training from Coaches Bans Mendoza, Arjuna Saulo and Athena Mendoza has helped him build confidence. Personally, I’d like to thank Jack and Edzel for always taking care of Bran.

Father and SonLaoaguenosTop 3Levin de la Cruz, 3rd placer in the junior category.

UntitledUntitledGian and Bran with Jeric Farr, champion of the expert category.

UntitledUntitledWith Lester Lebumfacil of Baguio.

Batibols BikersBatibolsThe Batibols Family

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