posted Jul 16, 2014, 11:51 AM by Memin Pinguine
updated Jul 16, 2014, 11:52 AM
Red Bull Romaniacs Hard Enduro Rallye" in the Carpathians Mountain areas in Romania organized by Martin Freinademetz, former multiple World & European snowboard champion.
With ten years of experience, the track management team of the Red Bull Romaniacs was facing their ultimate challenge during the preparation of the 11th edition: Adding a completely new class to the existing lineup of three classes meant adjusting 600km of trails to the profile of the new “Iron-Class” (profile = rideable).
Here is what they came up with:
The Red Bull Romaniacs is a five-day Extreme Enduro race, that kicks off with an inner city prologue, followed by four extremely demanding offroad days through the Southern Carpathian wilderness.
In 2014, Offroad-Day Two will be the most challenging one: with a very high frequency of uninviting sections for all classes and extremely steep profiles. In 2010, we considered the area still “unrideable”.
Offroad Day Three will be almost as gnarly but it makes up for it with a great mix of landscapes, flowy trails and the biggest altitude deltas. It is track-director Klaus Sorensen`s favorite.
Founder Martin Freinademetz however prefers Offroad Day Four for it`s high paced rallye-style, the beautiful passages through high-mountain areas and the special surprises at the end (overall finish). Offroad Day Four will be the toughest one for the Iron Class and will bring all classes to their limits.
Which leaves Offroad Day One as the day that gently eases competitors into race-mode.
At least more gentle than Offroad Day One 2013!
Fly-baby" - a nice surprise for the 2014 Red Bull Romaniacs Gold-class! A steep uphill with a beautiful step-up, here tested by track director Klaus Sorensen and track manager Radu Zicu.