For some people, being a triathlete is a hobby considering that it gives them happiness after a month or month’s hardwork. While for others, choosing it as a career is more than just achieving constant happiness but more importantly it becomes a companion to a journey of knowing their potential and challenging their limitation. One of those who challenged to excel is Alesson Karl Daroy, a local of Iligan City who became a triathlete at the age of 23.
Humble steps towards biking
Alesson, like the rest of the ‘90’s kids, likes to explore outdoor activities and go biking when he was 14 years old. The only way to get out of their house is through biking and pedal his way out across the street. His every day encounter with biking helps him become more curious about it. The simple acts of ‘peddling’ around the corners of their neighborhood are already part of his every day routine. That regular encounter eventually becomes his humble steps towards making it part of his life as his career. There’s no way that he would let go the joy it gives him during his charming days on a ‘mechanical’ and old bike up to this time that he is a grown-up and has already bought one of his dream bikes.
Author Charisma 66e – a Dream Bike and a Blessing
‘Author was introduced by a friend of mine being displayed at a shop in CDO’, says Alesson. He got little information about the brand and yes he had some hesitations but he got amazed with Author Charisma 66e’s design and geometry. He couldn’t let go of the bike thus he asked his friend if it was worth the price and it was a big yes.
He purchased the bike not because of pure luck but because it was a blessing. Charisma 66e’ was a blessing on his birthday and a dream bike in the pursuit to triumph his limitations as a newbie triathlete.
Author Ride – Anticipations, Impressions, and stories of first Mile
The bike must be strong enough to outlast even the rough roads and the ride must be comfortable enough for a strong finish. ‘Based from the manufacturer and designer, I am giving 95% trust on the bike’, Alesson stated. It was one day after purchasing Charisma, Alesson tried it on doing a few downhill on rough roads around Iligan City and did some bunny hops to test its performance and ride. The test proved him that the bike is worth purchasing even on a high scale price. He gave his 95% trust to the bike but after his series of tests, he added 5% to it. ‘It has nothing to improve and upgrade and it fits me well, Alesson exclaimed.
Author Charisma 66e’ was a bike buddy and his race machine during the Defy 123 Triathlon in Panglao, Bohol which was his first mile with Author. It was his first attempt on a race with Charisma and he was a little nervous. But he finished the race with a smile. ‘It was struggle-free and worry-free’, he then concluded.
However, Charisma, being one of Author’s top Carbon bikes, can still deceive a little struggle during practice days. Its Mavic-branded tires are not good for his practices on rough roads thus Alesson spares his bike buddy which he only use for preparations on special race days.
Just like other triathletes, Alesson has a few other brands of bikes and Charisma is one of those branded bike buddies that accompany him to his goal. For every race that he’s been to, his motivation is not only to win the race but more importantly to win it with his bike buddies in the name of grace and hardwork.
As the saying puts it, ‘the best dreams happen when you’re awake and riding your bike’. Alesson is a living proof that the boundaries that separate us from our goals are hardwork, patience, consistent effort, the immense feeling to improve and a good choice and taste in picking your race machine.
(c) Maloy Ardieta