On Saturday 05Out2013 , Ricardo , Pedro Manuel and friend , headed to Lousã to participate in Avalanche Liquor Beirão .
In earlier days the weather was rainy and it appeared that the weekend of proof would be raining , which made the 3 Pilots apprehensive because Pedro and Manuel would make its debut in the competition, since Ricardo had been there the previous year . Fortunately that S. Peter decided to send sunshine, which rested three drivers and also the Organization , as do a proof of this scale and the tracks that have Lousã with rain must not be good .
On Saturday morning , the output for the slate was at 05 hours and after about 2 hours of travel arrived at the place where it was positioned Lousã the Secretariat of the test center. Then it was over by the Secretariat to confirm the presence of Pilots , Front lift , equip , to start making the descents reconnaissance of the route , both of proof as to the qualification , since this year the organization chose to make a proof of qualification to prepare the grid for the competition to be held on Sunday .
The three pilots made possible descents , not many and soon realized that the route chosen for the qualifying event , it was hard , technically demanding , with few obstacles ( rocks and roots ) on the course , but it was fun to do.
On Sunday morning , the three pilots made more of a downhill training , since the final race route for 13 hours decamping to the coaches of the Organization for the starting line ( Trevim ) to about 1200 meters altitude .
For qualifying, Ricardo left the Row 9 , with Pedro and Manuel left the queue 10 . What was not so bad , because the year before Ricardo left the penultimate line and the others soon debut leaving the 10 line, it was very good.
At 15:30 , the match was given to about 402 pilots DH , with its machinery rushed to the rails of the test , to see who came first to the center of Lousã .
Pedro after a few kilometers , and not stuck to his great disappointment concluded the evidence having been led by the Organization for the goal line . Manuel did a full run, and eventually placed in 201st place which even was not too bad, for anyone going to a competition of this nature and more without any experience because it was the first time I attended a DH , and top it off with a bike DH that Ricardo lent him ( BigHit1 ) . Ricardo with his RockMachine AllMountin also made the entire journey and reached the finish line in 162nd place , and much has improved , compared to the previous year.
This year's winner was Francisco Sparrow , DH rider who already boasts several titles in the panorama of DH in Portugal .
As a final aftermath , it can be stated that the three pilots behaved well and for the year will be there again in the Proof of Mythic DH in Portugal.