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).
Thursday, July 25, 2013
One man, one team at the RAMROD
Posing around the mountain
Not everyone who wants to do the Ride Around Mount Rainier in One Day (RAMROD) can get in - it's a lottery. Last year, we had 3 riders represent the team. This year, on July 25, it was all on Mang Jay's shoulders. 150 miles and 10,000 feet of climbing over 3 mountain passes and it was his first time to do this ride! But he was up to the challenge.
Jay started out at 5 AM, pedaled with Trangko and H2Velo for most of the ride and eventually finished at around 6 PM. The hardest part of the ride? According to him, it was the Cayuse Pass where the heat of the day just got to him. The best part? Pictures, of course, and just being around folks who love to ride, joke around and have fun! He brings it (the fun, that is)!
Thanks, Mang Jay, for representing the team! Congratulations on such an accomplishment.