Long Nguyen Day -10
It was our last day in Moalboal, and we still had a lot to do. What we had in line for the day was to shoot the bamboo drop, and then head back to town and put on a dirt demo for the locals. Once again, we loaded up the truck, hopped on our scooters, and made our way through the mountains towards the bamboo drop. Once we got to our zone, we made our journey down the steep hillside and the riders geared up for some practice runs. With the riders quickly getting used to the drop and jump, we noticed that mass amounts of people were starting to appear out of nowhere. Hardly anyone there had ever witnessed anything like this, so everyone wanted to see what we had built put to use.
After 30 minutes of warm up, the riders were ready to start shooting and filming. Everything came together really quickly, with all the riders feeling comfortable on the features. The crowed stood in awe as riders threw tail whips, and different variations of back flips. After hours of shooting, we felt that we had what we needed. But before we were about to leave, AT said he wanted to attempt a 360 off the bamboo drop. We set up our angles as AT took a few practice roll in. He gave the signal that he was dropping, and I nervously waited, hoping that I wasn’t going to miss the shot. He neared the end of the drop and started his rotation. He landed the 360 of the drop perfectly, and that was a wrap for the bamboo drop shoot. We gathered what we needed, and headed into town for the dirt demo.
As we pulled in to the lot where the jump was built for the show, people had already begun to gather. Word quickly spread in the small town of Moalboal, so before we knew it, the whole town surrounded the jump for the show. Again, many of these people have never witnessed anything like this. So when the riders started to flip their bikes, the crowed started to get excited and cheer. It was a really fun environment, and it was amazing to introduce people to another side of mountain biking.
As the jam went on, some bad weather started to roll in. With the riders exhausted, and the wind starting to pick up, we decided to call it a day. We thanked the whole town for coming, and headed back to the hotel to pack our bags. After a week in Moalboal, we were excited to head back to Cebu City to see what other types of riding Cebu had to offer.