On saturday 22SET2012 in a day with some heat, but good for the sport, there were once again to Ponte de Lima, to what Richard (my son), participate (for the 3rd consecutive time), in DownTown this beautiful city.
As always, a lot of guys known, the staff of Monte S. Brás (Cerejo, War, Mauricio, etc.) plus some pilots of the DHU loop of Portugal. Also in this adventure was present a companion training here in the city of Porto, Ricardo.
The route was the same as in previous years, already well known by almost all riders present and also very public to attend, both in training and up the sleeves of classification, which demonstrates that Ponte de Lima, you have evidence of DH, that is pleasing to the public of the City.
In the morning, as always, the training for the pilots to see the best paths, obstacles and how far should ride a little longer to see where they can earn a few more tenths of a second. As can only be some falls happen in practice, nothing unusual, or a large one, and all the staff enjoy greater obstacles and give a show to the very present in public practice.
At 14:30, there won the first pilot to Runway (dorsal 100), an muido that throughout the morning, trained, but the organization did not leave racing, but that he gave him the privilege of being "OPEN" the clue to the competition. As for me the Organization, this very well to make this innovation, as the "owner of the dorsal 100" may prove to be one of many new values that the sport has to start looking and it is with these new incentives that may appear Riders.
In the first manga that was "launched" in numerical order from the front (smallest to largest), with departures every minute between riders Ricardo was up at 28th place in about 80 competitors with a time "reasonable" and something remote from the first rated the Pilot José Manuel Borges.
In the second race, this time with output depending played in the first leg, Ricardo, improved time in about 2 seconds, but kept the rating because almost all pilots who were ranked best he's also improved. Overall, it was worth it to have gone to Ponte de Lima, both good show to watch DH, but even for socializing I had with the staff of S. Brás, with pilots and brother Aurelius, with fellow training of Ricardo and the rest of the guys I know. It was also nice to Ricardo and other pilots who were present, as was a good workout for the last race of the Portugal to be held in Coimbra, by next weekend, day 30SET2012 Cup.
Some photos of the event: