Bangalore Mountain Festival - The Boys are back

by Haul Apparel
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The Bangalore Mountain Festival has been a challenge that I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. It was during the Nagaland Downhill race that my fellow mountain biker, Ajay Padval, told me about this competition… and I’ve been having stomach jitters since! Being as busy as we are these days, my riding buddy - Rajesh Magar - and I only managed to plan our venture to Bangalore extremely last minute, and therefore only just made it onto the flight at Kathmandu airport. Yet though that part of the journey was manic, everything was smooth sailing once we reached Bangalore airport, met up with another fellow Nepali mountain biker, Spun LM, and then set off together to the Haul Apparel farm.

Haul Apparel Mountain Biking In India  Suman Tamang Nepal

Picture Courtesy: Shekhar Agarwal.

The following morning, we woke up and got our bikes dialled for the day ahead. Once we reached the race track, we were allowed to do a course walk. It was here that it became clear that the competition was going to be tough, because the trail was rocky compared to those that we ride back home, and there were a lot of places which could cost us precious time to complete. During the course, I really had to push myself hard because I was up against some worthy competitors. Yet, aspiring to be the best meant that I had prepared sufficiently, having done plenty of practice runs in the lead-up to sharpen my game.

Despite all the preparation I had done prior to the competition, luck got the better of me, because during my seeding run my chain broke. Even so, I continued to ride my bike chainless, and managed to win 5th place. I have to say that I was pretty pissed at the time, because circumstances out of my control meant that I couldn’t give the trail my best run. As if this wasn’t unfair enough, I got a flat tire and couldn’t ride my bike during my final run. The Trail Gods seemed to have it out for me! This left me pretty upset, because I knew how much hard work I had invested, yet I didn’t get a podium spot. Well, s**t happens, right? And though I didn’t get the result I had hoped for, I did have an awesome overall experience.

Haul Apparel Mountain Biking In India  Suman Tamang Nepal at Bangalore Mountain Festival 2017. Fashion in India at Haul For Youths

Picture Courtesy: Shekhar Agarwal.

When the race was over, we went back to Haul Apparel’s farm to hang out with the Haul family. It’s just a completely different vibe over there because of how welcoming and down-to-earth they are. We cracked jokes and shared stories for the rest of the day, messed around with Monkey (the dog), and even cooked and ate Nepali dishes together like a real family. Whenever we’re there, it just feels like a home away from home. So thank you so much to our Haul family for your kindness, love and support towards us. I am so proud to be a part of your team.

Haul Apparel Mountain Biking In India  Suman Tamang Nepal at Bangalore Mountain Festival 2017

Picture Courtesy: Shekhar Agarwal.

Like I said earlier, I am disappointed that I didn’t earn a podium spot during the Bangalore Mountain Festival. But that’s not what life’s all about. What I did gain was some great Indian friends, and some more skills to boost my chances at the next race, Nepal Downhill Nationals. Time to put on my training shoes again!

 Haul Apparel Mountain Biking In India  Suman Tamang Nepal at Bangalore Mountain Festival 2017

Picture Courtesy: Shekhar Agarwal.

Lastly, I would like to thank my main sponsors: Haul Apparel Nepal for the new bike its has given me more confidence and i have been training really hard. You guys have always been so supportive of my dream, and give me the means to keep racing! I would also like to thank everyone who made this journey happen.

I promise to work my absolute hardest in this sport, and with your love and support, let’s hope that these upcoming races promise better results!

- SUMAN TAMANG

by Haul Apparel

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Julian
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Ooooh yeah!! Way to go guys! Keep shredding! Peace

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