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Old 12-08-2013, 08:58 AM   #1
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Romaniacs 2014: I want to race it thread

We have a group of 4 guys doing the Red Bull Romaniacs race this year and wanted to post up here on the forum to get some info.

Sign up and bike rental are pretty straightforward.

We are just looking to see how folks have done the trip in regard to actually getting to Sibiu. Flying into there is wicked expensive, as well as exhaustively long (layovers).

Plan is to fly to Bucharest and shuttle it from there....

Any thoughts about that etc?
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:38 AM   #2
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Gnarly! Way to go Matt ! Check with Lyndon P.. I believe he is racing it this year. Maybe you can fly to the UK and fly to Romainia as an unofficial ADV team !!!
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:48 AM   #3
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That's crazy. I can't imagine traveling that far to do that race. I've watched a good chunk of it from last year. Are you going to document the trip and the race here? If so, consider me subscribed!
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:24 PM   #4
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Ive got an good friend whome could be helpful if needed. He organize rides and are part of the track manager for ReD Bull Romaniacs and Red Bull Sea to Sky.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php...054359&fref=ts

That is one race to try.
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Old 12-08-2013, 02:07 PM   #5
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Wow - Talk about going "ALL-IN"...

What kind of bikes are you looking to rent - 2 stroke or 4 stroke?

Best of luck with all the prep! That looks like a race you gotta be in shape for!! Physical prep is going to be just as important, if not more, than riding prep.
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:05 PM   #6
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The plan is to come in a week or so early and ride dirt bikes around Sibiu Romania to get acclimated.

We are getting set up with KTM 250 2 strokes. They come prepped pretty well. I'm counting on using the week pre-riding to get the bike sorted out.

We are all on a pretty solid regimen of riding and workout. I'm not concerned about that part of it- everyone in the group is (or will be back to being) solid.

We have commitments from the same film crew to come do another documentary on it.

After we do the race, head over to the Croatian coast for 2 weeks with the family to chill out and have a vacation.
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:51 PM   #7
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After we do the race, head over to the Croatian coast for 2 weeks with the family to chill out and have a vacation.
Hey I think I have relatives out there
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Old 12-10-2013, 02:14 PM   #8
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We have commitments from the same film crew to come do another documentary on it.
Does Andrew need a beer assistant? Thong washer? Key Grip? Or any of that other movie mumbo jumbo?
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Old 12-08-2013, 05:55 PM   #9
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Just out of curiosity, if you don't mind my asking, what do you think the whole package will end up costing? It's on my bucket list to sign up, travel over there, rent a bike, and then see what happens.
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:30 AM   #10
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If you get to Bucharest it's rather simple afterwards.
Easiest thing to do is go to Autogara Militari and then get on a bus to Sibiu. The buses usually takes about 4-5 hours to get to Sibiu. They leave every hour or half an hour, not exactly sure right now. Price was about 30 lei if I remember correctly (7 Euros ).
Another option is to take the train, but this is a considerrably longer journey, and last year they had atleast another hour of delay.
When you are at the airport easiest thing to do would be to get a taxi to take u guys there, a few things to remember is that usually taxis cost around 1.40 lei/km. The ones at ther airport are 3 times more expensive and they sometimes try to rip off foreigners....(this still ain't crazy expensive at around 1 euro/km). Anyway, best thing to do is to go to Departures (small ariport, not a long walk) and wait there for a taxi coming from the city (shouldn't take longer then 4-5 minutes).

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Old 12-09-2013, 05:08 PM   #11
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:25 PM   #12
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I raced this year in Expert class ended up 34th after starting last.

I would try land in Sibui, we also did the Buckarest thing and rented a car.

Its a long drive to Sibui 250km takes about 4 hours, its quite scenic drive but alot of traffic on that road.

We rented from TCX , the guys really looked after us well and was good value.
Try go a few days early and go on an outride, The tcx guys (TEO) will help you , there is great riding there.

My only downside was i rented a Husaberg 350, i would have prefered a 2 stroke cause thats wat i ride at home.
I also knocked myself out in the prologue and had a long trip to the hospital (CT scan, ecg, ultra-spound, they really wasted my time)

Practice you down hills in the slippery mud, there are alot of those really steep. There was one downhill (highway to Hell) i walked my bike downhill for almost an hour in the rain

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Old 07-15-2014, 11:07 PM   #13
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today is the first real day, and its supposed to rain. heavily!

if interested click our blog. my brother races and tries to keep it updated.
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:10 AM   #14
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today is the first real day, and its supposed to rain. heavily!

if interested click our blog. my brother races and tries to keep it updated.

Sounds like you are right! From Romaniacs website;
"Currently no active live feed
(technical problems due to bad weather)
But you can listen to Red Bull Romaniacs radio, and watch the live video action on Thursday!"
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today is the first real day, and its supposed to rain. heavily!

if interested click our blog. my brother races and tries to keep it updated.
Great video of a more normal person instead of those two wheeled gods!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuEQ...ature=youtu.be
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