Barely seeing women on road bicycles … why?

During the cycling rides in Romania, but also in places like Lisbon, Mallorca, or Girona, I constantly observe the same thing, over and over again – there are so few women riding on road bicycles! At the beginning I thought that it was just a coincidence, but then I realized that it is a fact….

Relaxing ride with scenic views (Sibiu – Cisnadioara, Romania)

The challenging ride to Păltiniș from the previous day had definitely had an impact on us – the muscle soreness and lack of energy were at high levels when we woke up. However, our determination to ride also on the second day of the Sibiu adventure was stronger than the pain we felt. So after a quick breakfast at Nod Pub we were up in the saddle and ready for another climb.

First (of the many) real climb on the road cycle (Sibiu – Paltinis, Romania)

Saturday very early in the morning we left from Bucharest, sleepy but overly excited. At around 11.00 we arrived in Sibiu, ready for the ride! This time I was better equipped than the previous ride to Paltinu – I had a beautiful cycling jersey and my own lovely helmet. The bike was still rented, however it was perfectly sized for me.