March 31, 2013

Freerider Article No. 3

My new article on Read it, in romanian .... dooh .:D

Season START

 Its been a while since i raced, so it was about to start it. This year started not so well in preparation, and the weather keeps it "winterly", although it's almost eastern. The first stage at the Clujul Pedaleaza Championship was about to begin but the weather thought otherwise so the organizers had to reschedule. After arriving in Cluj Saturday afternoon i went on the racetrack to see in what conditions we'll have to race on Sunday. Well it was okay. A few slippery ascents and a longer muddy descent and one technical zone was on the menu. I felt pretty good that day. On race day my warm up went good, but had to wait for the start so, didn't made much with it. Started a bot slower cause i was a bit to cautious on that first descent. Somehow i managed to pull my brake hose away from the  fork gate so i risked to brake it. I continued cautiously to finish my first lap. I was slow like hell. After 1 lap i managed to fix my problem and got into chase-mode and after 2 laps my power came to an and elite riders started to overlap me. I almost abandoned the race cause my back hurt and i could not pedal any further but if it's not technical, then its no reason to give up a race. So i continued. Not my best race but a finished in 12th from 19 riders. I started almost like last year, and last year was good. Hope this year will be a bit better.
Thanks to those who are supporting me this year: / / and for those who had not decided yet :D 
Let the season begin!
doing it right

some riders talking

went down only once like this

March 16, 2013

March 15. 2013, Romanian Cycling Milestone

A long awaited moment was the 15th March. After 18 year of  'communistic' leadership we have a new president and lets hope a new federation structure too. I'm pretty much speechless, but i'm happy to be a cyclist now.
Here are two footages from the event:

March 4, 2013

BringaExpo 2013 Budapest

Every year i try to get to the bike exposition in Budapest(HU). This year wasn't different. I went to Budapest with my new team-mates from INTERTEAM, so i can call it also a minor team building session. The guys took me from Oradea in the morning, and went right to Budapest. We've arrived quite in time to look around, and talk to some guys  from different brands. I managed to talk with the hungarian representative of my bike sponsor, KROSS. Soon i will have the factory bike in my hands, the B9 model. As we went on we took a good look at some old retro bikes too. They were more exotic in appearance than the new flashy carbon-rides.
Can't say that it was the best bike expo but some brand did a nice job and presented their bikes and accesories/parts very nicely. Hope to visit some day an international expo to. Till then i'm riding.
And for the finish here are two of my favorite bikes from the expo.

Sunday Ride

Finally the good weather arrived to us. So i took the opportunity and did a longer flat tarmac ride with Norbi from Velosport.
Below is the strava result of the ride and some pictures to. Hope to ride more outside from now on.