Monthly Archives: September 2018

Day 35 – La Vuelta – Now that’s my kind of ride

Here is the profile from today’s ride Yes 60km almost all down hill. I must say we have earned this with the last 500km or so of climbing or riding at 900m across the dry dusty plains. Today was probably … Continue reading

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Day 34 – La Vuelta – Monti Blanco Nimbo Cumulos also the river Ebro

Yes from the Fast Show it is a special investigaly, Nimbo Cumulos seen on Monti Bloncio https://youtu.be/abFJuqp867g Now back to today’s ride it was a short leg to only 45km but we have booked into a guesthouse for the night. … Continue reading

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Day 33 – La Vuelta – On a dark desert highway cool breeze in my hair

Snapped this picture from the tent last night and kind of got me thinking about the Eagles cover for Hotel California, hence the title of this post. Other good news is that we had egg and chips for dinner last … Continue reading

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Day 32 – La Vuelta – Yo no hablo Españaol

Yes I have been trying to remember this phrase for 4 weeks now. It’s only four words, but still I seem to get stuck. We stopped a a small village, today. Bettie dispatch me to get the drinks from a … Continue reading

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Day 31 – La Vuelta – A rest day, kind of

I want to start today’s blog by writing about my Father-in-law, his name is Alex and he is 85 years old, he is currently, “probably finished” riding from Landsend to John O’groats. He is trying to be the oldest man … Continue reading

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Day 30 – La Vuelta – In a big Country, Dreams Stay with you, like a lovers Voice

All day the lyrics or just the chorus of a “Big Country” song have been going around and around in my mind. Yes the classic In A Big Country, by “Big Country” this song was brought forward by the landscape … Continue reading

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Day 29 – La Vuelta – It’s all a matter of perspective

As the classic Father Ted sketch goes. Ted has some small model cows on the table by a caravan window. In the distance are some real cows. Ted – You see Dougal, these cows are small and really close. Those … Continue reading

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