5th national cup race, and second time at Harghita Enduro, and it was uberfine!
All things lined up for a perfect weekend, the crew, the accommodation, the weather, the weekend (with world cup dh finals in line) just perfect. We had lots of fun hanging together, catching up with the boys from other areas of the country and just riding perfect trails.
At these events its not all about the racing. Maybe for the top places it is but for middle riders its more about hanging together and about the atmosphere that creates around the event.
Last year it rained like crazy and this year it was dry like desert. Totally different conditions and the trails are to. In dry conditions I think you really get to see the harder part of Harghita trails. When trying to ride them fast, they really bite you 😉
There are 3 different trails here, one harder then the other, the last PS being the dh course with a hard steep part at the top and a flow line at the bottom.
All specials decent around 300m elevation and have almost 2km in length. The transfer is on a fire road that is used for reaching all PS starts. For exact map of the contest trails, check out trailforks here ;).
There are a lot of options for accommodation in the area all with great stuff, clean spaces and good food. This year we stayed at Vitus Pension with more o fa mountain hut feel, and all we can say is that the food was just GREAT! Sugo pension, where the race office was, is a great option to ;).
Madaras peak is near, around 30min hike, and is a great peak to reach because of the view and the unique appearance.
For a different story, also check out the article from last year here.
Special thanks to Ride more crew and Bike Attack Resita for organizing the event and the cup!
Until Metal Enduro, ride safe and have fun! See you there 😉