This blog is my attempt to journal our rides each season. TEam MANG (timang) is a very informal club - the one requirement is that you love to ride your bike (all types)...and do other things like eat and hang out and be silly. The term "Mang" is commonly used in the Filipino language to address older gentlemen but we're not gender or ethnic exclusive. We welcome women, too - we call them Team "Aling". Overall, we're just BFF's (bicycling with friends for fun).
Sunday, September 9, 2012
2012 September 9 - High Pass Challenge
The High Pass Challenge is Cascade Bike Club's most challenging ride. It happens in September, after most of the big group events have been done. It's a climb up Mount St. Helen's and back down - a total ride of 114 miles with an elevation gain of 7,500 feet. It's a timed ride so that riders who reach the finish by a certain time get a gold medal, then silver and bronze. Cris, Boni, Rene and Harry rose up to the challenge. Three of the Team Mangs scored a gold and the one who scored silver was only behind by a few minutes. Once again, Team Mang had a day of fun with the strong Trangko riders. Congratulations to the HPC finishers! More pictures in this video.