Mostly, I've been a lurker here for years. I've dreamed while reading and looking at inmates' pictures all this time. Then I decided it was enough, and went for a ride. I chose one of the nicest "alpine" road close to where I live : the DN7C, aka Transfagarasan road. The road crosses the Fagaras mountains, linking the cities of Pitesti and Sibiu. The highest pass is at Balea Lac (Lake Balea) and stands at 2034 metres (6673 feet). On this day of august 10th, 2010, the weather forecast where I live in Bucharest is 36 degrees Celsius (97 F) and I am looking forward to reaching the peak at Balea with usual temperatures around 8 C (46 F) this time of year [/URL][/IMG] This what the area looks like. I am leaving early morning from Bucharest, heading towards Pitesti, then Curtea de Arges. A boring 150 km (95 miles) journey, nothing to show you there. The road is usually closed from fall until as late as june, but it can be closed at times during summer it it snows up there... [/URL][/IMG] ...not today though ("Deschis" means "open", you guessed it).