Reto a la Cumbre de Choroní PARTE 1 + BLOOPERS. [ESP - ENG]

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Hi, Hive!

     Hace unas semanas escribí sobre lo mágico de Choroní, de sus bellezas y de cómo me gusta recorrerlo. Aún no decido cuál es mi medio de transporte favorito para visitarlo, pero esta vez lo hice en bicicleta y, aunque no llegué hasta el pueblo, recorrí la carretera que conduce a él. Todo esto en el marco de la celebración del XVIII Reto a la Cumbre de Choroní, un evento organizado por La Boutique del Ciclismo.


      A few weeks ago I wrote about the magic of Choroní, its beauty and how much I love to visit it. I still haven't decided on my favorite means of transportation to visit, but I did it this time by bike and, although I didn't make it to the town, I rode along the road that leads to it. All this in the framework of the celebration of the XVIII Reto a la Cumbre de Choroní, an event organized by La Boutique del Ciclismo.


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     Después de muchos años de ausencia, este noviembre se retomó la carrera que tuvo su primera entrega en el año 1998 hasta el 2011. A este imponente reto le dieron vida grandes ciclistas venezolanos y ya para sus últimos años eran alrededor de dos mil ciclistas recorriendo las montañas del Parque Nacional Henri Pittier.


     After many years of absence, this november was retaken the race that had its first edition in 1998 until 2011. This impressive challenge was given life by great Venezuelan cyclists and in its last years there were about two thousand cyclists riding through the mountains of Henri Pittier National Park.


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     Ahora que tienen contexto puede entender la emoción de la comunidad ciclista de Aragua ―y de toda Venezuela― al saber que este año se reiniciaría tal evento. Rápidamente los grupos comenzaron sus entrenamientos y se incrementó la cantidad de ciclistas en esas vías. BiciAventuras y Aventureras Bike (los teams a los que pertenezco) no se quedaron atrás y en la mínima oportunidad que tenían se daban cita en las montañas del Henri Pittier para mejorar sus condiciones y asumir el reto.


      Now that you've got some context you can understand the excitement of the cycling community of Aragua ―and of all of Venezuela― upon learning that this year such an event would be restarted. Quickly the groups began their training and the number of cyclists on the roads increased. BiciAventuras and Aventureras Bike (the teams to which I belong) were not left behind and at the slightest opportunity they had they met in the mountains of Henri Pittier to improve their conditions and take on the challenge.


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     Por mi parte estaba decidido qué participaría, aún sin saber cómo. No me encontraba en mi ciudad y este año, sinceramente, ha disminuido la frecuencia con la que salgo a rodar en bici, pero no quería perderme ese evento. Conocía la calidad de la organización y con mis Aventureras sabía que el disfrute estaba asegurado. Así que un martes 10 de octubre, ya estando en Maracay, faltando menos de un mes para el evento y sin tener claro todavía cómo lo haría decidí inscribirme. Ese día fuimos en grupo hasta las instalaciones de La Boutique del Ciclismo para grabar contenido para las redes sociales e incentivar a quienes aún no se habían inscrito, supongo que la energía del grupo me convenció.


     As for me, I had decided what I'd participate, even if I didn't know how. I wasn't in my city and this year, frankly, the frequency with which I ride has decreased, but I didn't want to miss this event. I knew the quality of the organization and with my Aventureras I also knew that the enjoyment was asured. So on a tuesday, October 10, while I was already in Maracay, less than a month before the event and without knowing how I was going to do it, I decided to enroll. That day we went as a group to the facilities of La Boutique del Ciclismo to record content for social media and encourage those who hadn't yet signed up, I guess the energy of the group convinced me.


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     Fue una tarde agradable donde aprovechamos de conocer un poco sobre la historia del Reto a la Cumbre. Orlando Lorenzo, uno de los organizadores, nos mostró el pequeño museo que se encuentra en la tienda, donde hay fotos, medallas, camisas, trofeos y demás items relacionados a la competencia desde sus inicios.


      It was a nice day where we took the opportunity to learn a little about the history of the Choroni summit challenge. Orlando Lorenzo, one of the organizers, showed us the small museum in the store, where there were photos, medals, shirts, trophies and other items related to the competition from its beginnings.


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     Luego de una conversa y un café nos fuimos al BodegónSport21 donde hubo otro tipo de hidratación. Casualmente en el lugar se encontraba Buddy Bailey, el exmanager de los Tigres de Aragua (el equipo de béisbol de la ciudad) durante más de 10 años, así que las muchachas aprovecharon la oportunidad para tomarse fotos con él.


     After a chitchat and a coffee we went to BodegónSport21 where there was another kind of hydration. By coincidence in the place was Buddy Bailey, the former manager of the Tigres de Aragua (the city's baseball team) for more than 10 years, so the girls took the opportunity to take some photos with him.


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     Un día antes de la carrera acudimos nuevamente a la tienda para retirar el material. Buscamos nuestros datos en una lista hasta dar con el número que nos fue asignado. Retiramos nuestro kit, compartimos un rato y nos fuimos temprano a nuestras casas para descansar y recargar energías para el día siguiente donde hicimos del reto nuestro reto.


     The day before the competition, we went to the store again to pick up the material. We looked for our data in a list until we found the number that was assigned to us. We picked up our kit, shared a while and went home early to rest and recharge our batteries for the next day where we made the challenge our challenge.


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     Les dejo un video con los bloopers, en el próximo post les mostraré el resultado y todo lo que fue El Reto a la Cumbre de Choroní!


      Here is a video with the bloopers. In the next post I'll show you the result and everything that was the Challenge to Choroni's summit. Stay tuned!

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Que divertida la antesala al reto a la cumbre de choroni, me encantó, un abrazoteee...

Gracias, pronto subo mi experiencia en la carrera! Un abrazote de vuelta.

It's nice to see you have an active cycling community that organises these cool events over there!

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