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Enduro di Braggadocio

I'm far from ready to race again but I plan on planting myself by a fun section of the route (preferably where there will be a lot of shade and a lot of action -- jumps, drops, or spectacular crashes!) and enjoying some of the best company there is this side of the mountain biking world. Top prizes are fun and bragging rights. You can join only if you are endorsed by a godfather. If you have any complaints, you may proceed to two of the toughest mixed martial arts gyms in the Philippines. This race smacks of the classic humor and, well, braggadociousness of some biker boys I know in Baguio and La Trinidad, and will most likely have a mind-blowing, lung-busting, muscle-ripping route. Am I right, or am I right?

The enduro format is played out on a trail course and requires considerable technical skills to tackle the downhill portions and enough legpower to get back up to the next downhill leg. The downhill legs, called Special sta
ges, are conducted as Individual Time Trials (just like in DH races). This enduro will have five (5) Special stages. The connecting uphill sections of the course, called Liaison stages, are not timed, although it would be best to get to the next Special stage soonest to be at the front of the queue.

The course is a continuous one that passes through portions of the Yellow Trail and the Sayote Trail. Some portions of the course, specifically the Liaison stages, will pass thru pavement and roads that are open to vehicular traffic. Distance is approximately 15 kilometers or less. In keeping with traditional enduros, route specifics will be announced a day before the race to allow for a walk-thru of the course while keeping participants from being too familiar with it.

This is an invitation only event, and no fee will be charged. Only trailworthy and happy riders will be allowed to join. Whiners should just consider joining the Team Lakay or Engage MMA workouts. There will be five (5) designated ninongs who will vouch for the participants’ trailworthiness & happiness factor and reject those whom they consider as unfit for the event. The ninongs are: 
1. Nelson 2. Dennis 3. Aky 4. Jojit 5. Kim
Registration forms will be available from the ninongs and race numbers will be released to the same.

Mandatory Equipment:
1. Knobby tyres with minimum width of 2.2 inches
2. Helmet
3. Suspension fork with minimum travel of 120mm

Use as much protective equipment such as neck braces, body armor, elbow, knee & shin guards… ?condoms?
Bring water to keep hydrated throughout the race. Lunch courtesy of Nueve Dos.
Bring music to amuse you when going uphill & keep you focused downhill.
This is all about FUN. Bring as much booze for the post-race activities.
Complaints will be entertained at the Team Lakay gym at Kayang St. or Engage MMA gym at the basement of the Baguio Convention Center.


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