Already on February 6 move in the winter Karczew Mazovia MTB marathons, organized in a series of MTB Northtec winter. After the inauguration of the next scheduled starts in the suburbs of (6 March) and frost (20 March). A 3 April, traditionally in Otwock, a summer season begins Mazovia MTB. Patronage maratonami took “Otwock Line”
With their founder and organizer, Cezary Zaman talks Przemek Knight
Is after driving 700 000 km still feels pain at the site where the back loses its noble name?
- This place was always well trained and only sprawiało problem after the break, at the end of the season, when he cleaned up the bike for two or three weeks.
You can venture to say that cycling clothing prolongs life? Such labels could appear on the bikes, the model of those of cigarettes, talking about the dangers and death.
- I think that could seal the whole bike stuck on that positively associated with health, endurance, freedom, sporty lines. For me, the bike is a joy, so maybe some smiley face.
More seriously, how you manage to popularization of mission among bike enthusiasts? You can see major changes?
- At the moment it is registered on our website over 10 000 participants at our events, so I managed to make good the peloton. Comparing this to the number of participants in the Polish Association of cycling we are a lot more, and the story shorter, and grants are not comparable. Also, the performance level of players from Mazovia is much higher than in the past.
What, roughly, the percentage of each marathon participants are amateurs, siadający on a bike just because the event takes place in their area, and not running on all the subsequent scenes of Mazovia?
- Such as once getting on a bike is about 15 percent, but those who visit us on the following scenes, we can also belong to amateurs, because the event is meant for them.
In two weeks, moving winter cycle. It’s probably a time when the most difficult to convince the amateur to dust off the bike. What arguments to use to do this?
- Those who have tried to winter fun on our previous edition, can not wait for this year, so I just need to organize a winter marathon, and many who know us, but she will come, regardless of the weather. But we worked on the brand a few years and it brings results. We have worked with our partners in the village, where they are organized marathons, high organizational standards. They include, among others: a well-prepared and protected route, great facilities, in the form of large objects such as school or sports hele, where in a warm room, you can prepare for the marathon, sign up, change clothes, take a shower after the marathon, the regeneration of calories burned through well-prepared for each edition hot meals regeneration and many other benefits, which is best to learn through our site. And the best to come and participate, because it’s fantastic, probably the world’s only winter cycle (single events happen), with a great atmosphere, we offer the participants themselves.
Starts in the winter are probably more expensive because of the appropriate clothing. You can do without special clothes? What is absolutely necessary?
- Those who train regularly, warm clothing, and so have a bicycle. And for those who do not possess such a garment, I propose to wear thick clothes, fitting easily into the body. The next layer is for example a tracksuit, also not too tight but not too loose, necessarily with natural materials such as cotton, or – if someone has – goratex type of materials, and thus maintaining the warmth and breathability. At the top we put a light jacket, even nylon, but when it warms up, you need to remove it, so as not to zapocić, because this situation in the winter can have bad consequences. Of course, useful to the cap, also not too thick, well covering our bays and thick gloves. Boots of the protector is mandatory because the slippage of the bicycle stand is a permanent part of a winter marathon.
Is winter driving technique is different? Slippage is probably the main problem.
- Just like a car in the dry the car with a powerful engine of opportunity that does not weaker, but winter is a different matter. Here are the important characteristics such as foresight, intuition and even delicacy, which is rarely used in summer marathons. But this is just a theory. In fact, experience driving on slippery roads, teach us how to cope. And if such experience is a lot, we learn how to have this pleasure.
Driving on snow gives a lot of fun, and here – like anger – thaw.
- There is nothing worse for a cyclist, as the thaw, so seats, which take place in winter marathons are organized in dry forests, which absorb moisture well. It is also important to prepare itself and its monitoring of the route almost every day last week, which allows you to change at the last moment of its original shape, in order to avoid such caused the spill.
How many events are in the winter marathons? And where are they held?
- Just like last year we organize three marathons in the same town, which worked great: Karczew, Józefów and frosts.
We changed only the order of carrying out a marathon, which will re-discover the site, after which participants will compete. Another is a forest in the Karczew February 6, and another at the end of March.
Are included in the general classification of Mazovia?
- No, this is a separate cycle.
Thank you and see you on February 6 in Karczew!
- You are cordially invited, of course with the bike