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Sorry to say this, but it was a veritable mudfest this year. We made jokes about the forecast but the weather was way worse than the forecast so we ended up riding 3 days on soaking wet trails.

Too bad for this beautiful place that got to experience such weather in a contest weekend and the trails got to suffer quite a lot ….

This is a shame because here are some of the greatest trails in Ro and I wanted to ride them so bad, just as I remember them.

It was a bit harsh on the organizers too. They found the courage to hold the event, even though the times are not the nicest (Covid and all) and the weather kicked their moral as well.

It was fun the first day in training but being in contest on this kind of a weather, man, it’s too harsh I tell you.

I had to do it just to learn that next time when the forecast comes true and looks like this, I’ll turn myself in an action sports photographer for the time of the contest 😆, it’s safer for me and for my bike, and I still do something more useful than racing 😅🤷‍♂

Otherwise, the place is great for riding trails, just beautiful. Some nice trails with good dirt, all on a beautiful Mountain with a beautiful lake at the bottom just in the perfect place for you to cool down after a gnarly descent 🌬💪.

Hope next year we get rid of all the troubles and have a perfect enduro season, fingers crossed.

Until next time, cheers to the guys from Bike Attack Resita for holding the contest and check out the trails on trail forks. And don’t forget that the trails are there the whole year, so go visit them, you’ll have a blast riding there 🤗😉. Congratulations to the winners for pulling hard and hope their bikes are ok! Ride safe and enjoy!

Also, check out this great article on EWS web page with the race report! Things happen here too and it’s all due to the implication of some great people from Resita, cheers mates! 🍻

P.S. For accommodation in the area, if you don’t look for something fancy, you can check out Haus Hubertus place, it’s a very nice hut with a great garden where you can even camp 😉 Great food also!

Metal Enduro Resita, the last for now

We could not pass the final edition of Metal Enduro without some gratitude words… yes you heard it right, they said it was the last edition… for now, but I for one don’t bite this at all :))). Yes, maybe next year will not be held, just for us to miss it so much and to taste it better when it’s coming back.

We said it before, it’s the greatest enduro competition in Romania, the trails, the crew, the city, the time, its perfect. I love it so much because this contest transformed me and showed me why I want to ride my bike so much and made me a better rider each year… hope it comes back soon.

This edition was not second to others, it was in the same format as last year but it felt better. Somehow I think I got more mature as a rider and start treating it better, carefully and looking to have more fun. I like this in a contest, and I m glad I changed my approach to them. I am really looking forward for next year to see if I can keep this state of mind :D.

The trails don’t need no introduction, you’ve seen it in previous post like this one so bellow we leave you some row segments from the contest, some pictures and a trailer from last year cause we liked it so much.

We didn’t make an edit yet but we have the material for it. Maybe we will make it when the contest comes back to life 😆😅.

We wold like to send our many thanks tot the crew from Bike Attack Resita for holding this beautiful contest and the hole Romanian Enduro Cup! I bet it was a great journey and we loved being a small part of it! Cheers mates and cant wait to see you guys again on the trails or on the race office 🤣👊💪.

As a reminder, the effects of this year Enduro Cup ware:

  • New riding spots and all trails uploaded to trailforks;
  • Lots of young guns on the trails. The future looks great!
  • New teams;
  • Know how exchange between organizers;
  • many others…

The calendar for next year Romanian Enduro Cup it’s already up and we have 2 new stages at Sinaia and Bacau. Cant wait for this season, my hands and feet are aching already! 🤩


Sorry for the late post, but only now I found the time to do this 😅

I have some videos from this season that I am going to process, probably during the winter, most of them from Enduro stages that happened this year.

Now is the time for Metal Enduro RAW lines. It is fun to see how some of the top 10 riders in RO treated the technical parts of the tracks, a real joy to watch.

Until next video, enjoy and ride safe because the season is not over yet 🤙. Check the youtube channel for videos of metal enduro special stages, all 8 of them 😁

Yeah, and with my thanks to the friends from Bike Attack Reșița for this wonderful enduro season! 🚵‍♂🥇🏆👊

Semenic Enduro first edition #CNE 2019

Year of firsts ;), Semenic Enduro. I think all riders that didn’t know the area, were very surprised of Semenic trails, we for sure were. Man, the dirt, the rocks, the lines… just sick!

This one is not to be missed next year, you must trust us on this. Or better, check out the clip above and the pics bellow and we are sure it will be enough 🤣🤟.

The trails are technical, with rocks and different lines, loam and dirt. All of these make it quite difficult and challenging to ride at a higher speed. Don’t get us wrong, they have a lot of flow, but you have to pay attention and work a bit to get back from the trails safe ;).

One second of distraction and you will pay for it :)). The stages are demanding and long and you will feel it, for sure on ps2. When you think you finished it, bam! the hard part begins :D.

The top of the mountain has some different feel to it, the view, the abandoned mountain hotels make it that way. We enjoy riding here a lot, and being so close to Resita, makes this place a destination to visit even beside the contest ;).

Thanks again Bike Attack Resita for putting another spot on the map, you can look up the contest trails here, on trailforks!

Until next time, ride safe!

Straja Enduro

This year was the first edition of Straja Enduro, the last stage of the Romanian National Enduro Cup, #CNE, just 1 week after Metal Enduro Resita!

Man, 2 contest in 2 consecutive weekends, mad schedule, must to become an habit!

Straja is beautiful, we know it from the winter. Awesome slopes and offpiste skiing here. And close to some awesome mountains just perfect for back country, skiing or biking.

But, the contest was something else. The landscapes ware just perfect, with the fall and the golden trees! It was a photographic orgasm as you can see from the pics bellow!

And the trails are awesome, one in particular, Wolfe’s trail catch our site. It’s an natural long trail full of natural futures, roots, rocks, single track, off camber and anything in between.

The contest has 6 special probes and its quite a long day! Enduro!

Thanks again to Bike Attack Resita for making this second and last contest possible and to all the people involved in developing the bike scene in this area! Keep it up guys!

We leave you bellow some edits and the pictures that we ware talking about!

Also check out Bike Attack, Metal Enduro and Valea Jiului MTB Trails!


Metal Enduro 2018, in our opinion the best enduro contest in RO, and, this year, EWS qualifier!

Its fun, its hard, its long and the trails are just sick! 😍 I personally didn’t finish after a crash in the first day but things turned out ok because I had time to take pictures and film some segments in the second day, just enough to put this edit together.

For those who don’t know yet, Metal enduro its an enduro contest in our notional enduro cup, hold in Resita city, old industrial city with big old factories in steel industry and metal processing…. get it… metal enduro…🤘

The contest takes place over 2 days and 8 specials that run between 1.5km and 2.8 km and around 300m elevation and all single track.

If you haven’t ridden Metal enduro trails yet, you must! and in this period, the landscapes are just beautiful.

No more words, if you want to find out more please check the page of the event or our last article form last year when we put out some more words. Thanks to Bike Attack Resita for organizing this awesome contest! and Straja Enduro too so stay tuned! 😉

We leave you this edit to better get the felling of the contest and some pics 😉 Enjoy! 🚵‍♂⛰🎥📷🤙👊


Foto credit: Mihai Lupsan

Metal Enduro Resita is the final stage of romanian National Enduro Chanpionship #CNE, and probably the coolest one, but don’t take my opinion for a fact because is the second and the same enduro contest that I took part :D.

As I see it, the stages from our #CNE (national enduro championship) are starting to look more like the stages from enduro contests in western Europe with 8 specials and 2 days of competing and awsome trails. Who wold not want more, more trails, more fun, more riding!

Metal Enduro is held in Resita city in SW part of Romania. It is an old  and industrial city that has his charm because of it. At one time it was consider to be one of the biggest industrial centers of Romania with big factories in steel industry and metal processing (Combinatul Siderurgic Reșița) and in motor and train factory (Uzina Constructoare de Mașini Reșița).

That is why, this stage is called Metal Enduro, and the name suits it well.

As I said, this is the first year that metal Enduro has 8 stages and 2 days. There are lots of trails here that are build and maintained by the rider community in Resita, that we are grateful to.

All trails are hand maintained and well build, they are narrow, dirt singletracks that have cool elements like switchbacks, drops, ramps and the best rockgardens ever :D.

All singletracks run from the top of the hills that surround the city thru a beautiful mapel forest and get down near city center where you can stop and have a beer after a nice flowy descent.

There are no chairlifts here, but the scenery is so beautiful and all singletracks have forest roads access that takes you to the top all the way on your bike from where you can brrraaaapppp your way down to beer :D.

The contest in the last 2 years was held in the middle of October, with stable weather and good riding conditions. When it hasn’t rained for over 2 weeks, the tracks are lose, and you can skid your way down easily but be careful.

If it has rained recently the tracks seem to become more grippy and you can ride faster.

All trails are shared between riders, trail runners or hikers. Here in Romania we do not have any grudges sharing the trail, just look up ahead on the trail, slow down if you see hikers, salute them and move on. The trails are not crowded, and there are lots of trails so you will have an nice continues descent.

This time I took one day off from work and reach Resita on Frayday. I managed to ride 5 of the specials then and I was as fit as I could be for the contest, to bad I had a cold that was fed by these 3 days of riding :). The thing is that, when you’re having fun and ride such nice singletracks you kind off forget about the cold and keep on riding. It’s not the smartest thing to do but who wants to miss 3 days of riding :))).

For me was 13th place in hobby category. This contest comes also as a confirmation of my riding skills and level and I get to ride some of the best trails along some of the best riders in RO so it’s an win, win situation for me :D. For contest I teamed up with the guys form BikePoint team, best team ever. They are the guys that organised BAISOARA ENDURO, another stage, and they ware the most fun team to ride along. I had a blast riding with them and lots of fun while transferring from one PS to another! Cheers guys and hope to team up again next year!

For now I can say that for sure I will be attending Metal Enduro next year to, and hopefully at least 2 other stages form #CNE.

Here are the track for the 2 days of contest: DAY 1 METAL ENDURO 2017 (25km with 1200m elev) , DAY 2 METAL ENDURO 2017 (35km with 1400m elev). You also have 2 pics bellow where you can see the tracks and the transfers on the map.

You can find more informations on event page here www.metal-enduro.ro.

Also you have pics from contest and 8 clips with all stages so enjoy and until next time, ride safe!


Metal Enduro Resita 2016

Metal Enduro Resita 2016, primul concurs de enduro la care am luat parte… si virusul s-a instalat :P.

Am ajuns in weekend si in Resita sa participam si noi pt prima data la un concurs de Enduro si putem spune ca nu am regretat deloc caci am dat acolo peste cele mai faine trasee, fara nici o exagerare.

Concursul se desfasoara in principal intr-un format  tip raliu cu 4 probe speciale cronometrate, pe poteci care coboara dar care au si mici zone de plat sau urcus. Acest concurs este deja unul cu traditie fiind primul de acest gen si ajungand deja la a 4-a editie. Este ultima proba din campionatul national de enduro CNE. Mai jos va lasam descrierea oficiala a evenimentului asa cum este ea postata pe siteul www.metal-enduro.ro.

“METAL Enduro are loc pe cele 4 probe speciale deja consacrate care anul acesta au primit si nume inspirate de cei care le-au parcurs de-a lungul timpului: PS1 – Fluturelu, PS2 – Cioara’, PS3 – Canada si PS4 – Poezie. Cele 4 probe speciale “au crescut” prin modificarile aduse si la aceasta editie s-au facut modificari in anumite zone pentru a ridica nivelul tehnic dar si pentru ca s-a tinut cont de sugetiile participantilor de la editiile precedente.
Exista si etape de legatura intre probele speciale, care au un timp maxim de parcurgere, dar acesta este unul relaxat (care le permite participantilor sa se mai detaseze de competitie sau sa socializeze in timp ce le parcurg). Traseul de concurs este in zona centrul Resitei pe dealurile din jurul acestuia, Poiana Golului si Dealul Ciorii.
Este un concurs tip Enduro, iar traseele de acest fel nu sunt recomandate incepatorilor sau ciclistilor neantrenati. Potecile pe care se desfasoara probele speciale au mai multe sectiuni de nivel tehnic ridicat.
Cele 4 probe speciale au distante intre 1,5 km si 3 km iar distanta totala, cu tot cu sectiunile de legatura, este de aprox. 37 km.


Desi am facut peste 7 ore pana la Resita am ajuns sambata dupamasa in parcare la LIDL ca sa vedem o droaie de biciclete si bicicliste care se tot invarteau intre cele 4 probe speciale. Ne echipam si noi usor si incepem sa intrebam in stanga si in dreapta ca sa aflam pe unde is probele si sa incercam si noi sa ajungem sa le facem macar odata. Frigul lasat peste tara nu ne ajuta prea mult si temperatura nu cred ca depasea 10 grade. Cu greu, pana la finalul zilei ajungem sa fecem cele 4 speciale, ultima fiid bine la vreme de seara de ar fi mers o luminita pe coborare. Oricum, am inteles repede despre ce este vorba si ce se vede inainte in poze nu este chiar peste ce dai acolo. Traseele asa cum am mai spus sunt foarte faine dar asa cum spun si ei pe site, au destule zone tehnice de iti ridica adrenalina nu gluma. Baietii au facut destule kickere  si rampe pe toate traseele si ai unde sa te distrezi, obligat fortat :D.

Si modul in care au pus probele are oarecum sens.

PS1, fluturelu’, este cel mai usor avand o singura zona abrupta cu 2 rute si apoi o zona lunga de pedalat terminandu-se cu o zona plina de bolovani ce trebuie abordata nu cu grija ci cu cap :). Este scurta si numai buna de incalzire.

PS2, cioara, seamana cu PS4, deoarece nu prea are zone cu pietre, are ceva mai mult flow, se termina pe aceasi portiune ca PS4, are 2-3 rampe naturale din care a 3-a chiar maricica + o zona zdravana de pedalat pe la jumatate unde poti castiga destul timp daca te tine inima si plamanii. De asemenea este o speciala scurta si pica numai bine dupa PS1.

PS3, canada, pleaca tot din aceasi zona cu PS1, putin mai sus, si am putea spune ca este un PS1 la superlativ. Cum incepi vei avea o coborare abrupta si un drop mic peste care trebuie sa lasi bicla sa curga neaparat. Are si ruta ocolitoare dar chiar merita sa o incerci. Apoi urmeaza o combinatie de pietre, radacini, singletrail, un halfpipe intr-un canal unde daca vii cu viteza sari destul de mult (atentie cum intrii in el caci nu e bine sa ai prea mare viteza!) iar la final mama rockgardenurilor. Din poze chiar nu titi dai seama ce e acolo :))). Finalul este acelasi ca la PS1.

PS4, poezia, este probabil cea mai faina speciala. Este similara cu PS2 dar are mai multe rampe, mai mari, si mai mult flow. Poti prinde super viteza si daca sti cum, o poti folosi in avantajul tau, daca nu, te vei trezi franand inainte de curbe sau zone care au contrapante. Asta trebuie data de mai multe ori inainte ca sa intelegi cum poti lucra cu ea, afirmatie valabila si pentru PS3.

Spre deosebire de anii trecuti, din cate am inteles, PS4 se termina fix la zona initiala de start, in oras si inainte ai parte de o coborare pe strazi, scari si printr-un pasaj pietonal, lucru chiar fain si posibil, din cate am inteles, datorita noului primar care a fost mai deschis spre sugestiile organizatorilor… traiasca dom’ Primar!

Cam asta ar fi descrierea noastra asupra traseelor. Organizarea a fost super faina, exact ce trebuie, vii, te distrezi, socializezi si te dati, fara batai de cap.

Ca vii sa concurezi, ca vii doar sa te dai, trebuie sa vii caci asa cum am spus, traseele sunt printre cele mai faine pe care ne-am dat si un concurs de genul asta chiar iti da un boost la skilluri :).

Participantii la concurs am fost eu si Cosmin iar Bogdan si Elena au venit sa ne sustina :D. Bogdan, cat noi am participat la concurs, a dat o tura de recunoastere prin Parcul National Semenic si ne confirma faptul ca este foarte superb pe acolo. L-am cules din drum la plecare, din Garana, unde ne-am si oprit sa mancam ceva la un local foarte fain unde se tine si festivalul de jazz de la Garana, hanul La Rascruce, mancare foarte buna!

Mai jos va lasam cate un filmulet cu fiecare proba speciala precum si poze culese de pe pagina evenimentului. Enjoy & scuzati unele injuraturi de se regasesc prin filmulete :)!