I have been practicing so hard to prove how strong I am to join the local bike race competition near our province (Dagupan, Pangasinan). One month of serious training with co-team, participants and racers who helped me get into the pace. I was determined so I put time and effort just to be on the right track. The long hours of ride under the sun and the uphills and downhills of mountain trails helped me become the best competitive mountain biker in my town to compete with other hardcore mountain biker ladies. There are times I am scared and worried on the performance I’m going to give on the race though my team are always behind my back to cheer me up and they’re very confident that I can finish the race strong. The biggest inspiration of me being passionate into mountain bike sports is who I will become after the race and those who believe in me that I can, those are people close my hearts.
It is my first mountain bike race and you can tell how really am worried and concerned on competing against mountain bikers.
We traveled from Dagupan to Urdaneta, with Dagupan City Cyling Club (DCCC) Mountain Bike Team, it’s approximate 20-25 kilometers. It’s not the first time of my team to race, I am the first timer! I even had stomach problem due to my nervousness breakdown, it’s quite embarrassing that I had lbm going on and it happened twice and peed several times. When we finally arrived the town of Urdaneta, I got a feeling of excitement, boost energy, as we passed some of the local mountain bikers. My team are also excited I know, as I’ve been quiet and taking moments on myself to calm and bring out the confidence, then men are discussing their tactics how to pass and not let in the other competitors on their way, it is more on coordination since they have the same category, But, I know these men are competing to each other, to step up who’s stronger or strongest on the team, however at the end of the day everyone unites.
I have met three ladies who I bet they’ve been in the mountains for years with their mountain bikes. Very confident ladies and not even worried about the race, so I was just like being friendly and, knowing I will be the last lady at the finish line
My mom is very supportive on the new sport and passion I got into, which she can relate because back to her young and wild generation days she was very competitive and an athlete. She felt I was an upgraded version of her and I’m so happy for her being supportive mom.