Transalpina / YAMAHA TENERE meeting 2012

"The King’s Road"
"Drumul regelui" 

I’d been waiting for this moment with great excitement, because in the 2011 season I had not been on any outings.
On Thursday, July 26, my one-month vacation started ;)))
On Friday morning at 6 we left for the Transalpina road. The three of us who set out from Cluj (myself, Lori, and Domenique) were supposed to meet up with another 6 bikes at Ranca, after which we were supposed to return to Cluj.
It rained continuously all the way to Sebes, but the route was beautiful and fun thanks to the walkie-talkies installed in our helmets, with which we had a great time.

Am asteptat acest moment cu sufletu' la gura, din cauza ca in sezonul 2011 din motive obiective nu am facut nici o iesire.
Joi 26 iulie, mi-am luat concediu, o luna de zile ;)))
Vineri dimineata la 06.00 a fost plecarea spre Transalpina. Am plecat 3 motociclisti din Cluj (Subsemnatu' , Lori si Domenique), urmand ca la Ranca sa ne intalnim cu alte 6 motoare dupa care sa ne intoarcem la Cluj.
Pana la Sebes ne-a plouat continuu, dar traseul a fost frumos si distractiv, profitand de statiile de emisie receptie instalate in casti, cu care ne-am distrat foarte fain. 

We made our first stop to tank up and warm up with something hot. Of course we also consulted the maps we had.

Am facut prima statie de alimentare benzina si sa ne dezmortim cu ceva caldutz. Bineanteles am consultat si hartile din dotare.

With our batteries recharged we left for the highest road in Romania, the Transalpina (2143 meters).
Cu bateriile incarcate am plecat spre cea mai inalta sosea din Romania, Transalpina (2143 m).

The road was starting to have lots of turns and the fun we were having on our bikes was at its max.
Drumul incepea sa fie cu multe curbe si distractia pe motoare maxima. 

Until the first traffic jam…
asta pana la primul blocaj in trafic....


High up on the cliffs they were mounting wire meshes to protect against falling rocks.
Sus pe stanci se faceau lucrari de montare plase de protectie impotriva caderii pietrelor

After a few minutes the light turned green.
Dupa cateva minute am primit verde.

Suddenly, en route, I could no longer hold back and I asked via my walkie-talkie for a photo break, somewhere at the rear end of Lake Oasa… There was a meter-thick layer of fog spread out over the entire surface of the lake.

La un momentdat pe traseu nu m-am putut abtine si am cerut prin statie o pauza pentru o poza, undeva pe coada lacului Oasa..., era o ceata de cca 1 m groasime pe toata suprafata lacului.

… and here we are on Oasa dam: a Romanian, a Hungarian, and a Frenchman…;))) iata-ne ajunsi pe Barajul lacului Oasa: un roman, un ungur si un francez  ;)))

After a short photo session, we started climbing towards the most beautiful stretch of the route, the Transalpina, with exceptional asphalt and some turns that were so tight that you could almost see your own license plate on the back of the bike ;))
Dupa o mica sedinta foto am inceput sa urcam spre portiunea cea mai frumoasa a  traseului, Transalpina, cu un asfalt exceptional si cu niste curbe de-ti vedeai numaru' de la motocicleta ;))

A break to admire the view...
O pauza pentru a admira privelistea...

little advertisement for the KTM 990 Adventure, 2010.
O mica reclama la KTM 990 Adventure, 2010

Yamaha XTZ Tenere, '91

Kawasaki KLR 650, TENGAI ' 90

Here we’re promoting organic sheep cheese.                                         
Aici faceam reclama la branza de oaie (BIO)
Another stop.
un alt popas

At last, the meeting with our friends, and a well-deserved meal.
In sfarsit intalnirea cu prietenii si o masa binemeritata

The last photos before our descent in the direction of Cluj.
Ultimele poze inainte de coborarea spre Cluj

Another stop.
inca un popas

Blueberries and raspberries (purchased).
Afine si zmeura  (cumparata)

We rode single-file all the way to Cluj (9 bikes).
pana la Cluj am circulat toti in coloana (9 motociclete)

The Transalpina road is superb, but, in my opinion, however, it comes in second, after the Transfagarasan road
Transalpina este superba, iar dupa parerea mea ocupa locul nr 2 pe podium, dupa Transfagarasan.

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