Tag: Transylvania

Short tour 2019 season opener

April is usually one of the best months for riding our local trails. It might sound surprising, so let me explain.

The trails are really quiet: not many hikers, not many bikers, as people are still kept indoors by the not-really-gone winter. The temperatures are close to ideal for biking: … (...→→)

Any reason a good reason

Let’s face it, “I am going to Romania for my mtb holidays” is the kind of statement that will raise an eyebrow or two among one’s fellow work colleagues, friends or family. People come to our neck of the woods for anything but our notoriety.

It’s rather the other way around. … (...→→)

Martin’s unexpected days of summer

“Well, I just doubled the number of sunny days for this summer”, Martin said after the first day of glorious weather during our Transylvanian Alps Open tour, September 2017. And five similar days followed, with incredible blue sky, and some fluffy clouds for better contrast.

As the other three Swedes … (...→→)

Transylvanian Alps – Papanași Power

This season we tested extensively the papanași* as a genuine Romanian sports nutrition supplement. They worked wonders before, during and after intense mountain biking riding :). (Hey, some may argue the papanași are a very good substitute for sports itself, but we definitely wouldn’t go as far).

And what better … (...→→)

Transylvanian Alps, Girl Power

Most of the times mountain biking is a man’s world. Any stats I stumble upon, be it magazine readers, equipment purchase, website’s audience (yes, including this one), they all show that men are an overwhelming majority in anything related to mountain biking.

It’s true even with topics leg waxing, or … (...→→)