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14 April-The D Day!

14 April-The D Day!

Our adventure on the Silk Road just started! We left Bucharest at 10.30 a.m, having all kinds of feelings.. From all our friends only Geo showed up. We knew we didn’t have too many friends, able to understand what we were going to do, besides Geo was aware of the plan a long time ago. A few passers congratulated us, they heard about the cycle trip at Radio Guerrilla, a gentleman, named Cristian Lupu, came specially for us and accompanied…

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Day 8: Carta-Busteni

Day 8: Carta-Busteni

Monday morning, September 25th, the weather is great, the sun warms our tent, and the fog disappeared. We packed all the equipment and went to the Monastery where we meet Oswald who had already begun the tour with the two Australians. He is more than just a guide, because he gives us much more details about the place. We speak in two foreign languages, because there are other foreigners, not just the two Australians, he shows us traces and signs…

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Day 7: Sibiu-Carta

Day 7: Sibiu-Carta

On Sunday we wake up and we have to say goodbye to the host, who were generous with us and filled our paniers with all sorts of snacks and food supply. We head to Cisnadie where we will visit the church, which is in the center of the village, and we enjoy the road that has really nice autumn colors, flowing through the forest and then down to the village. The church is quite imposing. After a tour around it,…

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Day 6: Alma Vii-Sibiu

Day 6: Alma Vii-Sibiu

Saturday morning the weather did not improved, it was a constant drizzle. We ignore it and pack our stuff because we want to visit the newly restored church. In fact, only the side of the fortifications, walls and towers was restored, the church still awaiting the moment of its restoration. The guide explained that the restoration was made from foreign funds named “Mihai Eminescu trust”. This is an older project to restore the fortified churches from Transylvania. There is also…

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Day 5: Bradeni-Biertan

Day 5: Bradeni-Biertan

Friday, 22 September 2017, the day is rather overcast, humid and cold. This does not stop us from continuing towards the village of Biertan, one of the first Saxon villages founded on the territory of Transylvania, a must for us to visit the fortified church. We arrive in Agnita, the first big city we visit after Sighisoara. We take some pictures next to the fortified church, but we can’t visit it, since it’s closed. The city isn’t very nice, so …

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Day 4: Saschiz-Bradeni

Day 4: Saschiz-Bradeni

On Thursday the weather looks like after the storm, with bright sun and white clouds on the sky. We didn’t had the chance to get out of the tent and we hear a car approaching. Vlad squeeze his head out of the tent and we realize for a second time that we are in a cemetery. There were two women in the car who came to give the specific blessing when someone is dying. They were amused to find us…

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Day 3: Granari-Saschiz

Day 3: Granari-Saschiz

On Wednesday we wake up and realize that it rained enough to understand we can not pass clean on the other side of the hill, and it will be rainy all day. We eat and get out of the tent. The idea of  packing the tent that was wet doesn’t appeal us. Still we pack everything and start climbing the hill, tricking the muddy road with a parallel trail covered with grass. We leave the field behind and the muddy…

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Day 2: Sinca Noua-Granari

Day 2: Sinca Noua-Granari

In the morning we are awakened by the bels of the cows that had come to the pasture on the filed where we camped. So, Tuesday, according to the plan, we head to Sercaia, where we will enter the Transylvanian Depression, a nice hilly area. The weather is a little unstable with light rain that forces us to begin cycling as fast as possible. We arrive in Ohaba where we meet with a German bicycle rider , who is doing…

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Day 1: Busteni-Sinca Noua

Day 1: Busteni-Sinca Noua

We’re leaving Monday, September 18th 2017, from Busteni after a long afternoon of setting the equipment and packing things in paniers. We head to Poiana Marului on our iron horses loaded with all the necessary for this type of trip that will last for a week. The first “incident” takes place after we step down Rasnov where Vlad hits a rrom who was carrying a cart full of branches of different lengths and one of the branch puncture his front…

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Bicycle set up trip-8 days in Transylvania

Bicycle set up trip-8 days in Transylvania

Intro After we bought the most important part of the equipment, we took the decision that we should test it to figure out if we are missing something and how it behaves in real road conditions. We planed to do the trip in September 2017, during 7 days, crossing the hills of Transylvania up to Sibiu and then return under the foothills of the Fagaras Mountains to Busteni, the starting point, but also the finish. The purpose was to get…

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