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Holiday Ride Notes
Monday, 30 April 2007
Sunday 29 April. Restabal Ride.

Weather today was clear and sunny all day with temperatures up to 22C but with a stronger wind than of late.

Most of the group were flying back to the UK today except myself Ernie and Nicola who fly back on Tuesday.

The rest of the group had a taxi to the Airport at 9.00 with Ian taking the bikes in a van. After saying goodbye I set off on my own short ride taking a route I missed on the first day. Ernie decided to pack bikes rather than ride as tomorrow we spend the day in Granada visiting the Alhambra.

I rode down to Lanjaron and then past the windmills and across the Dam of the Embase de Beznar lake. Then up the twisting climb to the hilltop town of Pinos de Valle. I stopped for a brief banana stop by the Church. Then down to Restabel and then Melegis passing Orchards with fallen Oranges at the roadside.

Then a gradual climb to Lecrin ad a stop on a seat for an early packed lunch. Then a long straight downhill alongside the Motorway reaching 41 mph with the strong tailwind.

Then back up to Lanjaron assisted by the tailwind.

Today I managed to pedal all the way without stopping up the Col de Viento (the 2 mile steep 600ft climb from Lanjaron to our base at Casse de Viento) I had not tried this earlier due to my back.

The afternoon was spent packing the bike and sunbathing by the pool.

In the evening over dinner we met up with a group of 4 triathletes staying here for the next week.

26 miles for the day and 2739ft of climb.

Edwin


remote Posted by Edwin at 12:57 PM EDT

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