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Lunca Timisului CX – mud, rain and rock&roll

16 Nov


Well, I was pretty much expecting this race, but checking the weather forecast 3-4 times a day didn’t brought me any joy as I knew it’s gonna be hard. And muddy. Again I went on the road with Florin in the race morning because it’a a 3h and half journey and I want it to […]

Arad CX – skinny tires after 6 years

9 Nov


This year’s offseason has a little different approach, but I totally forgot about how sketchy are the 33mm tires. And I never knew how grippy can a tubular be. 6 years ago was my very first and last CX season with a 3rd overall in the National Cup @ Elite. This year I’m in Master […]

Porumbacu XCO

12 Sep


I have missed the XCO races feeling, but ever since my crash that I had before Alba Carolina Bike Race I was in doubt if I can push myself to the limit. Did my best to train as close as possible to normal. I wasn’t motivated at all to be honest, but I had to […]

Alba Carolina – dust and pain

29 Aug


I think that Alba Carolina Bike Race is my home race away from home. Mostly because it reminds me about the good old times at Maros Bike Marathon, where I was in the organizing team but I was also competing to get on the podium, as usual. The race starts near one of the gates […]

Racing emotions: between pain and frustration

18 Jul


Last week was an intense period of racing, consisting of five days, four races, including two National Championships, one National Cup, and even an ebike race. I invested significant time and effort into preparing myself both physically and mentally, juggling commitments between work and family. Waking up at 5 A.M. repeatedly for training sessions wasn’t […]