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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Riv34 enduro race Varia Greece

~Riv3r Enduro in Greece~

North Star Enduro will be participating this Weekend in the First Riv3r Enduro race, a colossal effort to design, build and execute a race in Greece by people who just love enduro.

A vivid website under the url http://www.riv3r.gr will provide enough data for the amateur participant to be guided in to a successful subscription to the race, with plenty of information covering a wide range of subjects regarding it.

The most important marketing tool of this race? The promotional video. A professional work that raises the level of extreme sports video making in Greece, caught my eye at the first sight. 

Here is the description from their own website.
As far as we are concerned, see you there:

The love and the long run relationship of the people of Veria combined with the unique mountains, forests and rivers of the area have triggered an outstanding and very promsing race not only to those who love the off-road motorcycle but also for the lovers of cycling and mountain marathon.

With the support of the Motorcycle Club of Veria and the Hellenic Athletic Motorcyclists Federation Rive3r comes alive on 4 and 5 June, in Veria Greece.

The athlets are going to pass the starting point three times in total, incluning the actual starting point, and they are going to finish these as well.Three rounds full of adventure, adrenaline and of cource full of Riv3r.

The Crossing is going to be undivided ribboned close circued most of the way.There are going to be checking-time points and not any special crossing in between. Special desinged bridges are going to unite the parts that can not be reached through the river there are going to be crossings through path ways and river beds that haven’t been used before.

LAMS company, which is the official time keeping company of FIM, has undertaken the time keeping of the race.

The planning of the race allows those who will be watching the race to be only breath away beam the race really close from numerous point, promising a unique experience to those spectators who will chose to watch the race from one of those.

There are going to be leaflets at the starting points, including maps instructions for the easiest accesss to these points even for the most demanding spectators.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Mountains full of friends and Beta motorcycles

Riding Journal
19 Sep. 2015

Riding with friends ~ a three days event

~Photos are here (337 Photos) and here (331 Photos)for members only~

There is nothing in the world that makes us more happy to have friends visiting us and enjoying our services for the second or the third time. This fact makes us feel our work is being done right. 

This group of people, is a combination of all riding levels, all kinds of friendship, all kind of people. All friends. A father with his son, a businessman and a constructor, all from the same country, all with a same love in enduro riding. 

The route was not the usual one. new trails were waiting these guys to ride through them. The recent race we set up in Kavala gave us some ideas.

Guys did a wonderful job, passing through the difficulties of the terrain, paying attention to the words of their guides and making our days interesting and joyful.

Looking at the pictures, you will give right when I say, Fall is the best season to ride in Greece. The colors, nature in its best, the mountains, the forest, everything aligned in a colorful harmony.

The routes where approximately 140 km a day, and the riding time about 6 to 7 hours. Areas covered as you see in the map below, is the mountain line of Chalkero, Elaphochori, Dipotamos, Lekani, Drimotopos, Likostomo, Palia Kavala and back to our base. 

Day two, the guys want to try some steep up hills and down hills. Well, we have plenty, so we spent all day in the area of Lekani, which is an uphill and downhill heaven.

Weather was perfect, giving us the chance to enjoy our riding the best way possible. No dust due to the recent rains, a little muddy with great traction and grip. 

These are just a few words on how it is to ride with North Star. If you need more details, well, just sign up and come and join us in our rides.

Friday, 30 October 2015

The Race

"Kavala Extreme Enduro Race"
Andreas Paragios and Motorcycle Club of Kavala

[GRE] "Ένας πρωτόγνωρος αγώνας για τα δεδομένα της πόλης, ίσως και της χώρας. Ένας αγώνας που πορεί να έχει συνέχεια ή μπορεί να μην ξαναγίνει ποτέ, αφήνοντας πίσω του μια βεβαιότητα. Όποιος συμμετείχε στο στήσιμό του, εξαντλήθηκε πνευματικά και σωματικά." Διοργανωτές και αναβάτες ήρθαν στα όριά τους σε όλη τη σημασία της φράσης. Όλα πήγαν καλά, ο αγώνας ολοκληρώθηκε και σίγουρα αν επαναληφθεί θα είναι σε άλλο πια επίπεδο. 

Τις φωτό από τον αγώνα θα τις βρείτε στα παρακάτω Links:

Πρώτη ημέρα 1223 Φωτογραφίες

Δεύτερη Ημέρα 951 Φωτογραφίες

Τρίτη Ημέρα 122 Φωτογραφίες

[ENG] "An unprecedented race for the city data, perhaps even for the country. A race that can be continued or may not ever happen again, leaving behind him one certainty. Anyone involved in the setup, was exhausted mentally and physically." Organizers and riders came to their limits in every sense of the phrase. Everything went well, the race ended and certainly if will be repeated it will be in another level.

The photos from the event can be found at the following Links:

Day I 1223 Photos

Day II 951 

Day III 122 

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Train your body caring for your heart first

Extreme Endurance Exercise: If You Do This Type of Exercise, You Could Be Damaging Your Heart

Do you dread going to the gym for what feels like hours at a stretch? Or do you avoid working out altogether because you just don't have the time? Then what I'm about to tell you should be music to your ears: when it comes to exercise, less is more.
It's becoming increasingly clear from the recent flurry of scientific studies that overdosing on exercise can have detrimental effects on your health. Too much exercise, particularly long bouts of cardio such as marathon and triathlon training, can do more harm than good—particularly to your heart. 
While most Americans would be well served to exercise more, there's no need to work out for more than 45 minutes at a time, and if you exercise effectively, your workouts should be even shorter, which I'll be discussing in a moment.
Getting your heart pumping and your body sweating with regular cardio exercise provides multiple benefits. As your heart rate rises:
  • Your heart pumps more efficiently
  • The amount of oxygen in your blood increases
  • Your body's ability to detoxify improves
  • Your immune system is activated
  • Endorphins increase, elevating your mood 
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the benefits of exercise, but there is a cutoff point beyond which exercise can actually harm your body. 
Recent studies are giving us a much better understanding of exercise physiology, and many of our past notions have been turned upside-down, in terms of how long and how hard to push yourself before the benefits of exercise turn into damages. 
As you probably know, I am a passionate advocate of exercise and staying fit. But too much of a good thing can have the opposite effect of what you want.

Monday, 14 September 2015


[ENG] October 9th, in the city of Kavala in Greece, our Motorcycle Club with the team of North Star Enduro touring is organising the first Extreme Enduro Race in the motorcycle history of our area. The designer of the racetrack is my good friend (and colleague in North Star) Andreas Paragios. His extreme enduro career and his passion for the sport combined, gives me the vibe of a great race. 

[GRE] Στις 9 Οκτωβρίου στην πόλη της Καβάλας, η Μοτολέσχη Καβάλας, μαζί με όλο το team της North Star Enduro Touring οργανώνει τον πρώτο Extreme Enduro αγώνα στην μοτοσυκλετιστική ιστορία της περιοχής μας. Υπεύθυνος σχεδιασμού των μονοπατιών και του αγώνα γενικά είναι ο καλός μου φίλος και συνεργάτης στην North Star Αντρέας Παραγιός. Η καριέρα του στο extreme enduro και το πάθος του για το σπορ, μου δίνουν το στίγμα για έναν καταπληκτικό αγώνα. 

Monday, 15 June 2015

Red Bull Romaniacs Participation

Part two: Preparing the motorcycle

Since you are a participant, you should already have your motorcycle ready to race at RBR 2015 by now. July is very close and you should have finalised all your decisions regarding your bike, your protection, the gear you will carry and all related details. Here are some facts we faced during the race and we feel that are helpful.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Red Bull Romaniacs Participation

Part one: Preparation

So you want to be one of the thousands of riders who passed through the Red Bull Balloon competing others in the Romanian mountains and country side ? 
You better brace your self for some difficulties, hard moments, exhaustion and dispair, but also laughs, companion and team work that will repay you. First things first, you have to properly inscribe to the event.

Friday, 3 April 2015

Unboxing a New Enduro

All right, let's face it, we all love unboxing something new. A gift maybe or a package. Even if you know the contents of it there is a thrill some seconds before you open the box.Recently we had the opportunity to invest in four more motorcycles from Beta. The 2014 RR 350, brand new in their box reached our head quarters a month or so after we placed the order. Many Days before we start preparing for Red Bill
Romaniacs 2014 we decided that one of them would be this years hero, having the duty to go through this hard race. Also, after the race this would be my private bike, since I would not want to give to our customers a racing bike to join our touring events. 


Erzberg Adventure


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