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 »
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 »
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 »
Here is a four minutes video cut from the footage recorded during our 2012 mountain biking trips. We rode across Ciucaş, Neamţului, Baiului, Bucegi, Piatra Craiului, Postăvaru, together with wonderful people from around the world. This is to Sigge, Mikke, Arnon, George, Răzvan, Karin, Yvonne, Angelique, Henk and all the others who shared with us… Read more »
One less popular trail descending form Poiana Braşov to Braşov city is the Yellow Triangle. Ideal for advanced cross-country and all-mountain enthusiasts, as there are a few quite demanding uphill sections, this trail is most of the times avoided by the local downhillers. They prefer more straight forward descents, and ”Valea cu Apa” is much… Read more »
Kind of both off-topic and off-season, but I have to mention our week of ski in the Dolomites this March. Bottom line, if haven’t been there, you should go. Imagine a skiing area the size of a quarter of Transylvania, with about sixty (yes, 60) times more slopes than what’s available at Poiana Brasov. All… Read more »
Last year we had poor snow at the end of March, so for 2013 we decided to go to our freeride session with “Les boys” much earlier, at the beginning of February. It was the right decision, we enjoyed some superbe fresh snow. We drove to Padina on Friday evening, in order to be there… Read more »
Here is a half an hour edit of clips shot during a six days ride across the Carpathians, from Cicuaş to Bran, cycling on the crests of Grohotişului mountains, Baiului mountains, Bucegi mountains.
Some ski touring up in Bucegi in spring 2012, an area where we’ve been cycling quite a lot this summer, where we plan to ski some more this winter and where, of course, we’ll be pedaling once more next summer.
The third day of all-mountain riding with Sigge and Micke was spent on the trails and tracks of Piatra Craiului National Park. The majestic Zărneşti Gorges, some mild and scenic pastures at Vlăduşca and La Table. The highlight of the day, the downhill from Cabana Curmătura to Fântâna lui Botorog. That’s a trail in desperate… Read more »