Monday, July 8, 2013

Enduro Hits Cebu: Fourth Leg of the Enduro Pilipinas is Here!

Not a whole lot of beaching for me this August. Sands will have to make way for dirt as Enduro Pilipinas lands Cebu for its fourth leg. Enduro riding is not very new here in Cebu. There were a whole lot of elders who have ridden way before me. Before Google Earth has charted everything (except for the cloudy parts), we have had Cebuanos who navigated unknown terrains with the aid of paper and compass. All these trails we owe to the locals for their hardy footsteps that turned grassy hills into single tracks we now enjoy. Kudos!

I started all-mountain riding with friends I call the Gravity Gays. Some of them are no longer in the country and I have rest days during the work week so I often hit the trail alone.

Our main challenge as Cebuano riders is to overcome our friendliness and love for camaraderie. Often, the time we spend talking on the trail is longer than the time we spend riding. Who can help it? The poetic cliché of the shades of the trees, the gentle bending of grasses as the wind hovers over them, and the barely visible but inarguably beautiful view of a distant coast line—these all induce talk shows on the trail.

Anyway, I really don’t have a whole lot to talk about except to let you guys know that we’re gonna ride and nothing is gonna stop us. We’re rolling on the 25th of August, 2013 and we hope we’re not gonna regret it!

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