KIWI RIDER 10 2018 VOL.1 - Page 101

I love the race itself – the riding is nothing like riding in New Zealand PHOTO: FUTURE7MEDIA People ask why I keep going back to the event, and from the outside it must seem crazy that I do. The Romaniacs event is quite hard to explain. but there are many reasons. I love the race itself – the riding is nothing like riding in New Zealand. From entering online at 11 o'clock at night when entries open until crossing under the Red Bull arch at the end of day four it's a roller coaster. Then there are all the cool people you already know, as well as those who you meet on the way, and all of those who you meet in Romania. They're all such cool people to get to know. So, it's the riding and the people which are my main reasons. Anyway, enough Kiwis have been there that you could just ask a few of them if you're keen – the next few hours will just fly past! I think 50% of riders who go have an idea what they're in for... while the other 50% will end up wishing they'd have listened more carefully to the advice. Romaniacs will humble any rider and it's a good way to get out of your comfort zone – and there's more to life than a bank balance! KIWI RIDER 99