Team Big Ring’s Annual Invitational Bike Camp 2015
I’ve never heard of a “bike camp” until we met Chyrel Gomez from Team Big Ring who invited us to join their Annual Invitational Bike Camp when we were in San Remigio for the Cross Country MTB Challenge. I’m not really into camping and the thought of sleeping in the middle of nowhere doesn’t entice me but what the heck, count me in!
Day 1: JY-Velpal Subdivision-Minglanilla-Campo 7-Sinsin-Cantipla-Taptap-Mabini-Camp Site (Compostela)
When we arrived at the camp, the first thing we wanted to do was to take a bath. There were no working bathrooms so we took a bath at a nearby well. Khu and I setup our tent and fell asleep. Unfortunately, we missed dinner and the Kulafu Night. I guess we were just too tired and sleepy. Thank God for Efficascent Oil. 😛
Day 2: Camp Site – Mabini – Paril – Dapdap – Licos – Manlayag Compostela – Liloan Back Roads
When I saw the route for day 1 and day 2 on the poster, I had no idea where those places were. I had already expected uphills but I never expected that it would be about 80%-90% of the ride. Spell CRAMPS. 😛 It was fun and educational at the same time. We were able to go to new places, meet new people who share the same passion towards biking and they shared tips on how to be better at it. One is by getting rid of our “P.E. Shoes” and by upgrading to biking shoes with cleats. My running shoes got hurt when he heard it. I also realized what my strengths and weaknesses are in biking. I heard someone say “Ayaw lang mo katagam” (Don’t be discouraged/Don’t give-up) before we left the camp. The experience won’t stop me from joining again. I will definitely work on improving myself hopefully with my new biking shoes with cleats.
Thank you Chyrel for inviting us and also to the rest of Team Big Ring for being very accommodating. You guys are the best. 😊