Tataru: CycleRomania*The Road Collection

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Tataru as in Tatars, the warriors, is the name of a Romanian Village and a fabulous climb. Not as hard as its boss, Sultanu Climb, but longer and as challenging. To get to it one must drive from Bucharest to Mizil, Prahova, park in front of a local bar and take a deep breath as fresh air will suddenly fill the lungs.

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Cosminele: Cycle Romania*The Road Collection

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Cosminele are actually two small Romanian villages and two beautiful climbs: Cosmina de Sus  that has an average of 5% and Cosmina de Jos with 10%. To get to them one must drive 80 km from Bucharest, park in front of a local bar and take a deep breath as fresh air will suddenly fill the lungs.  Continue reading Cosminele: Cycle Romania*The Road Collection

Ce faci daca ti se strica bicicleta in Slanic Prahova sau Valenii de Munte

Ai zice ca cineva mi-a pus gand rau la ce saptamana am avut pe cursiera. Miercuri m-a trantit pe jos un pieton care s-a trezit sa traverseze trotuarul in alergare si fara sa se asigure. Joi am cazut in pluton la peste 30km/km si am sters frumos soseaua nationala. Azi, sambata, schimbatorul, urechea si lantul s-au rupt fix la prima pedala din prima urcare la inceputul unei preafrumoasa ture cu fetele (si Ion). Ai fi zis ca am cazut iar si de data asta pe urcare. N-a fost sa fie. Pentru ca fortele Binelui au invins fortele Raului si-n povestea asta. Se face ca la inceputul turei ne-am intalnit cu Dan, ciclist profesionist (a castigat Turul Romaniei in 2007) din partea locului. Se face ca e si mecanic dibace si atelierul lui era la cateva pedale de locul dezastrului meu. Se face ca in atelier avea si schimbator si ureche si lant. Pe care le-a schimbat si le-a adaptat rapid si eficient cat timp fetele (si Ion) au mers mai departe pe tura. Si eu m-am intors pe tura, am urcat pe-o sa (Muntele Verde Climb) si v-am spus povestea mea. Morala? Daca aveti defectiuni tehnice la bicicleta in ture pe zona Slanic Prahova – Valenii de Munte contactati-l pe Dan. Le rezolva incredibil si va puteti spune povestea mai departe. What a fecking #cyclingweek. Maine ies pe mountainbike. Ca cine stie …

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Muntele Verde: Cycle Romania*The Road Collection

20151212_140906Muntele Verde or The Green Mountain is, belived or not, a green mountain! Well, more of  a big green stone that looks like a tiny green mountain. Anyways, its a fabulous over 2 kilometres climb with twists and turns at an average of 10% inclination. To get to it one must drive 80 km from the capital Bucharest and enjoy terrible views like the one above.

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