Romania: Who knew it would be this amazing?

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    Outstanding @eatpasta, the scenery is really amazing. I like the white gravel 2 track, that’s just cool. Cannot believe the view overlooking the lake...

    Great update man :D
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    forgot to post this yesterday, so its for you guys!

    :thumb

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    Day two of this short trip was probably one of the most exciting, if not the most exciting day of adv motorcycling of my life thus far. Being out in the wilderness of Romania, every corner we came around revealed another amazing view of empty countryside. The only time it was interrupted was from a tiny village or some sheep and their handler.

    Picturesque, romantic, beautiful….. its genuinely hard to put words to it as we all know that feeling when on the bike in some place incredible – you just have to be there, you have to go and do it to really comprehend it.

    I only had my phone and a gopro to try and capture it – which is impossible is we’re honest.

    Romania captured my heart!



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    We kept along the “strategic road” as Mihai kept calling it and the further we went, the easier and more beautiful it became.



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    As it got easier, I was able to get a little more video










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    if I had gone there for work ten years ago, I would move there in a heartbeat.

    No question.

    having said that, I might be going there for work a couple times a year moving forward so I may end up buying a place there... depending. The real estate is sky rocketing, I would imagine for similar reasons.

    The only issue would be importing a couple 650L's

    :lol3
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    The end of the ‘strategic road’ dumped us off right onto the Transalpina, which to say the very least is an incredible piece of tarmac. There were people parking on the side of the road, everywhere. Having picnics, taking pictures, sitting in their cars, hiking around and not a lot of bikes.

    There were the occasional group of bikes but it was mostly people in cars enjoying the countryside. To these people for whatever reason, motorcyclists were like rockstars. Groups of people would wave to us, take pictures, or just hoot and holler.

    At one point we pulled off the main highway to what looked like a tourist photo spot. Tons of people were walking around taking pictures and we kind of just rode through the middle of the crowd and up a big hill over looking parts of the highway.

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    When we came back down a ton of people were taking pictures of us as we navigated a muddy field and made our way back to the highway.

    I definitely felt like a rock star for a minute!
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    What's the ruling on throwing a tent up there and spending the night? I'd imagine the sunrise there would leave me speechless.
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    Public land out there is public. Camp/go wherever you like!

    :thumb

    As far as Mihai explained it to me, as long as there's no signs saying you cant - it's all good.

    Having said that, there were certainly places that had trash and beers cans etc (the 5% of the population out to ruin everything on Earth...) and I told him, nothing is going to put fences up faster than people dumping their trash....
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    Wow, the clouds in the valley as you started around the right toward the end of the video were awesome. How cool to be running above the cloud line. Imagine it was hard to keep your eyes on the track given the scenery.

    Thanks for posting :thumb
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    Effing people like that make my blood boil, wish they’d find concrete shoes for their next swim.

    Hope it stays mostly clean and the morons don’t screw it up.

    Anyway, great update...fantastic ride:ricky
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    Beautiful adventure. Eastern Europe has alway been a bucket list place for me that I hopefully will visit one day.
    Sad affair about the polution of the acid lake, the impact is far more that just what meets the eye, they will never be able to recover that region.
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    I had a couple close calls for sure.

    Sometimes when racing I have been known to crash while taking in a view

    :lol3

    GO GO GO GO you need to just go! Lots of people speak english in Romania and the language is easy to learn. This all makes it kinda a cheater place to visit.... its also very cost effective. most things cost roughly half what they do in the US.

    We were at a bar for six hours one night, seven of us, and our tab was right around $100
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    True. Just don't get the dialects messed up. I made the mistake of saying "Buna!" to my friend, and she got all irked because all that means is "Good!". If you're from the south, and Tazmania I think it is, they talk like that. Everywhere else its Buna Ziwa or Buna Sa'la.

    I'm too busy with pok sham sau naucit pok sham Slovensky to get any further. haha
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    Interesting - I was unaware.

    I was also told by a few different people to avoid the south and the east. They described it like a different country.
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    Yea, it is a bit different.

    And its not Tazmania. That's in AU. :lol2 I think it was Castlevania and the story of Dracula.
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    A couple videos from Transalpina

    the top one perfectly sums up my time in Romania as stated above!

    Best to skip forward to about :45



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    Mihai is an amazing guide - world class - but homeboy cannot work a camera.

    :lol3

    it didnt help that he was on the phone a bunch of the time via bluetooth - I have no idea how anyone can ride and talk on the phone....

    :dunno

    here are a few videos he shot of me.

    Hit mute for sure...







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    im going to finish this soon - i swear
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