Friday, June 25, 2010

Mt. Bodoc from one end to another

This was for the first time for each participant. We started from Sfântu Gheorghe (Sepsiszentgyörgy) at 6:00 am. It was a really early time for cicling, but we wanted to make the bigest part of the route in the morning. The first part of the route it was on-road. Sfântu Gheorghe (Sepsiszentgyörgy)- Olteni (Oltszem) - Malnaş (Málnás)- Micfalău (Mikóújfalu)- Bixad (Bükszád)- Băile Balvanyos-Hotel Best Western . Totally 45 km.

Then we started to climb the mountain. We wanted to follow the tourist path, which cross the mountain. The first 4-5 km were really hard. It was a continuous push-bike. Not only because it was a very narrow and high ridge, but because I think nobody stepped there for years.

The path was full with branches, stones and fallen trees. And this was the highest part of the mountain! Each peak was over 1200 km high.

At this part of the route we had to take care of the water. The first spring we met only when we arrived to the first glade, when the mountain ridge become wider. It was a real blessing!
We left the annoying fly and mosquito legions in the forest. After a short rest we begin the pleasant and longer part of the off-road. Although the weather become very warm and the shepherd dogs many times attacked us (when we met the herd) this part of the route it was very fast.

The paths were dry,we could ran as fast as we wanted. At the peak of Mt.Bodoc we stopped to rest, then we go along the ridge untill we arriwed to Pădureni (Besenyő). Here we stopped for a while at the Pensiunea Bogdán (Bogdán Csárda. We drink some beers and juices. Then off we go again! Angheluş (Angyalos) - Ghidfalău (Gidófalva),then finally home. We did about 100 km. It was a good training for the Medias Medieval Marathon.


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