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... It turns out to be a horrible road, most certainly not worthy of a grand name like the roads that flank it.
It's Sunday and there is a lot of traffic including many heavy lorries causing tailbacks and fumes. It's a hot and unpleasant two hours as we progress slowly to Sibiu.
There's a very modern complex of filling stations and eateries at the roundabout at the top of the DN7. We stop and eat at a Subway outlet, then ...
Wednesday 9th July 2014
* Romania is 2 hours ahead of England. It's tough getting up to the alarm call. Against our better judgement we stayed up to watch the Brazil v Germany match. SG was also catching up on Blog Writing. Previously on Rally Andina she was responsible for only 1 day a week and now it is all 7!
* The First Aid Kit is opened for the first time to tend to AG'S bleeding elbow. He trips on a marble staircase in ...
Today was solely focused on battling the Transfagarasan highway, Top Gear's #1 ranked road to drive in the world! It consists of 90km of a formerly military highway, that twists and turns its way over Romania's highest peaks (over 2000m), it's height results in it only being open for a few months a year, conveniently beginning a week before we arrived. At the beginning if the Transfagarasan, the Poenari Castle overlooked the ...
... dry run towards town at a good strong
pace. Jackets and trousers were even starting to dry out until, just
outside town, the heavens opened again with a vengence ensuring that
we arrived at our hotel well and truly soaked. Lovely.
So, we have ridden the TransAlpina. We
haven't seen much of it mind you, but enough to make us resolve to
ride it again some time. On a dry day.....
... happened each time the wildebeest played. No wonder he was hesitant. He'd played these predators so often that he sensed (even if he couldn't see) the trap. After the slaughter, two predators would go at it and make seemingly crazy moves that I wouldn't understand the reason for until at least 4 moves later.
After a couple of hours of riveting chess, I take my leave. I don't want to go, but I really have to pee and I'm just not that ...