Enduro Pilipinas 4 and the Lake Danao MTB Games

Oct 19, 2015 at 6:31
by Tom Micheal Tan  
Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games

It seemed like only yesterday when Enduro Pilipinas staged the Philippines’ 3rd ever Enduro race, in the Cebu province. This was back in 2013 and I was one of the aspiring competitors under the OZRacing banner. Just recently, last Oct 17, 2015, Cebu was once again the venue for this season’s 4th leg of Enduro Pilipinas. With 3 three new challenging tracks, riders were about to face off on another kind of adventure—Cebu style. The organizers, tried to raise the bar higher, by choosing three of the more technical tracks in the mountains, with the weather raising that bar a couple of notches higher by relentlessly raining down on the mountains, making a huge part of the track as mush as pudding on a picnic with more pronounced rain ruts. For this race, I decided to take pictures, and manage the riders under the OZRacing flagship. This was a really good decision considering I got to ride the sick tracks, along with other riders, chat with those who decided to rest along the track, take pictures of riders in action, and take my sweet time doing so. Thus, here is the race summary from my eyes.

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games
Once again, the event was visited by teams from all over the Philippines, with top dog riders like Nilo Estayo, Jr Barba, Wendell Barba, and many more.

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games
A lot of teams such as OZRacing, Team Sipat, Team Barba, V12, CTB, Outbreak, JNTrailbangers and many more, had their riders join in on the fun.

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games
Some of the riders were transported by a dump truck. Driver: So…where do I dump these bikers and their bikes?

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games
Almost 200 riders, anxiously waiting for their turn to be released in stage 1.

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games
Cody Jabonero, of V12, the youngest rider to compete in the event, and came in faster than a number of the adults.

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games
OZRacing goes barefoot, as a show of support for #soles4soles shoe giving campaign.

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games
Residents stand on a hilltop to watch riders ride out or slide out on one of the most slippery sections of the track.

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games
Local farmers using the track as pathway to their crops.

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games
Naturally, what is an Enduro race without equipment failure?

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games
Breathtaking view for me, but the rider can’t appreciate that, as she focuses on her line choice.

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games
Riders washing the mud off their bikes at the end of special stage one. Wait til they are done with 2 and 3.

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games
This Native cow was a bit grumpy when I approached it, but allowed me to go near as soon as I explained that I just needed a nice pic for Pinkbike.com

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games
Team OZRacing goofing off, during the break.

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games
Team Face Tacurong wacky shot.

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games
Team NoPro...Ironic because they ride like pros.

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games
V12 and Outbreak riders posing with the fan boys.

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games
Some people, especially foreigners, might not be able to stomach this picture of a roast pig head, but this is a delicacy in our country. This lady was selling it for only $3.50 per kg.

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games
All the excitement KO'd our young riders.

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games
Curious Category winners, and that Polygon bike looks pretty neat.

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games
Idols/40 above category winners

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games

Feminino Category winners, props to Hannah who got 3rd despite running chainless on stage 2. The Mountain biker friendship manifests with these contestants, as Hannah, while running on a special stage would slow down and ask a fellow competitor if they were ok, during a wipe out, and Gerevel, from a different team, tries to help Hannah fix her borken chain after
stage 1.

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games
Open Category winners, props to JR Barba who got 3rd despite getting lost in Stage 1 (He's fast...faster than me or you)

Lake Danao Mtb Games

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games
The Canadian gives us a thumbs up, as he touchdowns in Ormoc.

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games
Here we have Galvin Galan, fluid as ever. Got 2nd despite breaking his right clavicle. Heal fast!

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games
There's that dumptruck again.

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games
The DH winners. Galvin in 3rd(sling), Dongkey 2nd and Coco 1st(Middle).

Enduro Pilipinas 3 amp Lake Danao MTB Games
Dongkey Sanchez grabbing 2nd on the XC race the day before...talk about hardcore racing.

It was another fun-filled weekend, and I would like to once again congratulate the organizers, riders, and all the individuals who supported the events. See you again on the future races.
From your Trail Fever Rider and OZRacing Family.

Photo Contributors:
Avs Ceriola
Alan C. Noval
Arnel Abella

Thanks to my sponsors:
#OZRacingLifestyle#Polygonbikes#NatureBilderz#Kokonuthelmets#OMG

MENTIONS: @Polygonbikes / @trailfeverdiariestfd




9 Comments

  • + 7
 needs more pics of riding and less pics of people imo
  • + 1
 There are a lot of riding pics in the folder once you click on a pic.
  • + 1
 Looking forward to contribute some photos till next race tom. Keep up the good work! Shred!
  • + 1
 Thanks! Sige kev, next time.
  • + 1
 nice great write up! kodus to the organizers and congrats to all who participated!
  • + 1
 whoa nice! yep more action shots bro! good job!
  • + 1
 Thanks! There are a lot of action shots in the folder once you click a pic.
  • + 1
 No videos?
  • + 1
 No. not today, still working on some other videos, and I'm afraid I only got partial coverage, not enough to splice a good video.

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