Day 14…Transfagarasan, the north face

15 May

There are no words to describe what we’ve been trough on the road. Riding Transfagarasan while it was still closed has been our best and worst idea so far.

Right now we are on the top. Couldn’t make the downhill straight, as we’ve been slowed down too much by the snow, and we’re exhausted after those 1500 meters altitude gain in one day. Sleeping in a lodge on the Baleal lake side, while there is heavy rain and wind outside.

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8 Responses to “Day 14…Transfagarasan, the north face”

  1. Seb May 16, 2012 at 7:26 am #

    Holy Shit!

  2. ratnesh May 16, 2012 at 8:09 am #

    this is where the flesh converts to iron

  3. Madalina Ana May 16, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    I guess there is a reason they close it during winter … 🙂

    • Oli May 16, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

      almost the same wheater here. (1070/Anderlecht)

  4. Robert May 16, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    Nice photos, and exceptional guys!I am happy I had the opportunity to met you personally at Balea cable car bottom station! Good luck and see you maybe at the Sziget festival on your way back? 🙂

  5. Françoise May 16, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    Misère, les gars! Heureusement qu’on voit les photos de l’Ă©troit passage Ă  cĂ´tĂ© du ravin après que vous ayez mis les photos sur le blog! J’espère que le lodge Ă©tait ouvert et qu’un feu roulait dans sa cheminĂ©e Ă  votre arrivĂ©e…
    Bise.

  6. Pierre Taquet May 16, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

    Hello Yves & Nic

    Super good show mais faites quand mĂŞme attention aux “limites” Ă  ne pas dĂ©passer. Il n’y a pas de mal Ă  revenir un jour ou deux en arrière pour rĂ©attaquer l’obstacle sous un angle plus favorable.

    N’oubliez pas de soigner vos vĂ©los après ces Ă©preuves chaine en prioritĂ©, nettoyage, vĂ©rification de pas de “points durs”, rincage, et surtout graissage Ă  fond. Un problème mĂ©canique serait le pompon dans de telles circonstances !

    Pépé

  7. Diana May 17, 2012 at 5:42 am #

    I was not aware there still so much snow there…great

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