On a very hot Saturday , 10 August 2013, Ricardo 1st DHU Mount S. was carried Felix in Laúndos mount that can be seen from Póvoa do Varzim and which has marvelous views from your viewpoint and some mills recovered beautiful and well maintained a church on the hill with a phenomenal staircase and sloping something .
This test was performed for the first time and despite some minor problems , especially in terms of obstacles built on the track , everything was good. The secretariat was efficient, the paddock was deployed in pleasant place and the audience had a very good view of much of the route that pilots would perform .
The track began with the church atop Mt , the logo began the steps, a little road and more steps , a turn to the left, over a pallet , soon to be the track of land until he enter on pallets to continue down an obstacle ridden by the organization , where the reception was on the steps , a porch , another obstacle for new reception stepped to continue to always descend in steps and landings , to go on the road , then turn right there passing along the coffee to finish the garden .
Pilots trained from 18 pm until about 20 hours since the race was going to be night and soon began to see that the " wheels " and suspension bikes would suffer great wear and some warping , as well as holes , as the impacts the edges of the stairs were many and something violent .
There were about 70 riders , guys already known and that usually appears in these DHU who will performing at Northern Portugal .
Around 21 o'clock began to appear very public to attend , including many immigrants who this month are on holiday in the area having been where I saw evidence of more assistance and more enthusiasm and support for pilots .
At 21 hours and 30 minutes made a first descent, habituation to the conditions of the track, with one commentator to identify the drivers and telling a little of each curriculum , which even became funny and interesting because the audience was so to know a little more of the pilots who were present .
To 22 hours even started the competition and soon began to realize that there were some riders very close to the best time ( 1m 03s and some cents ) , which opened up many prospects for the second leg , which eventually happened .
As for Ricardo with a first sleeve done something wrong , with a second sleeve enlivened with a fall in the hill zone, which earned him a few scratches , and as such a rank far below that this year has brought , but this sport is so , sometimes runs more or less , and sometimes goes wrong .
Some photos from this event.