Author: Horia Mărușcă

Shinny, happy, muddy bikers

Sometimes we get too picky – I won’t go out today, it’s looking a little bit cloudy and I don’t want to risk a wash out. Nonsense! Get out and ride! Thanks Ryan, Pat and Martin for a great time out in the great, wet outdoors!

Mtb in Saxon villages area, Transylvania

The blessing of being a mountain biker living in the city of Brașov comes with a price. Mind you, it’s a small one. With so many options of single trail riding in the neighbouring mountains (Postăvaru, Bucegi, Piatra Mare, Piatra Craiului, etc.) you don’t get too many incentives to travel further way looking for new… Read more »

Cycling with our kids along river Olt

After one year of daily bike commuting to the kindergarten (apart from a few rainy days and a very short winter season) Alex is now ready for more consistent trips. Like the 20km trip along river Olt last weekend, together with our traditional partner in outdoor adventures, Rareș. We cycled on dirt roads close to… Read more »

Mountain biking training camp weekend

(Română) Tabără tehnică de mountain biking – două zile la Poarta/Bran, în ultimul weekend din aprilie. Între mielul de paște și micii de 1 Mai, vino să dăm burta jos pedalând cu rost și miez pe cărările de lângă Bran.

SuperMTB in Romania/Carpathians

If skiing isn’t working in Romania, why not try mountain biking? Global warming wouldn’t be much of a concern, no need for artificial lakes, no leveling up the mountains with bulldozers. Let’s SuperMTB in Romania/Carpathians!

Single trails of Postăvaru – Brașov XCM 2013

There’s a more than one hundred years old tradition of hiking in Postavaru Mountains, on the outskirts of Brasov city. The mountain bikers are a recent addition but they are growing in numbers every year. The profile of the slopes is quite inviting for downhillers, but hard tailers are also popular on the rocky tracks:… Read more »

The Sweeds biking in Romania, the video story

Some video footage from the six days all-mountain biking trip we organized for our Swedish friends in back in July 2013. Micke did extensive filming with his GoPro camera, and because of the chesty strap and the full-suspension bike he was using the footage is pleasantly stable. The sound is natural, and that goes nicely… Read more »

The Swedes riding the Transylvanian Alps

Sigge and his Swedish friends are old friends now, we’ve been riding together the trails around Braşov for two summers now, as you can see in these older stories (here, here and here). For the summer of 2013 we designed an all-mountain six-days tour with some enduro flavorings. The basic frame of the program was… Read more »

Bucegi Circuit, July 2013

A late report of a tour we organized this summer, with Mihai C. as a guide. He took a group of bikers from The Nederlands and Germany to a seven days tour around Bucegi Mountains. They rocked the trails of Postavaru, they passed by mountain huts (Poiana Secuilor, Poiana Izvoarelor, Padina, Omu), they photographed the… Read more »

Braşov XCM 2013

It was frustrating to stand aside and watch (even if through the viewfinder of my photo camera) the Brasov XCM 2013 competitors pedaling, descending, pushing, sliding, falling, rising, climbing, swearing, laughing, mountain biking on the trails of Postavaru. It all made sense later on, while watching the video rushes filmed during the day with my… Read more »