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Old Bloke that doesn't know when to stop

Day 24 – La Vuelta – we are in training, or maybe just on a train

Yes as planned we are taking the train from the Southern Costas and are heading for Madrid. There are a few reasons for this. The first, can be seen in this photo from the train. we didn’t fancy 400km of … Continue reading

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Day 23 – La Vuelta – why would you??

I could end this post with just that question. Why would you go to Benidorm? I can officially tell you it is a *’”t hole. Although all the British people there seemed to be enjoying themselves. I can’t understand it … Continue reading

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Day 22 – La Vuelta – Back on the road again and looking forward to Benidorm!!!

I know that we all remember the past differently and people have different perspectives. So I give the following knowing that it is the way I remember it and other people i.e. “Sally” my ex-wife, may remember it differently. In … Continue reading

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Day 21 – La Vuelta – La Vuelta – A Rest Day at last

Yes today was a proper rest day, we returned the bikes to Xèbia Bikes. They are a biggish bikeshop and have three stores in the local area. The only problem I can see it that they are close on Saturday … Continue reading

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Day 20 – La Vuelta – The buggers made me get up at 8am yes 8 Fing”am”

I am not sure how it happened, I think a late night and alcohol were involved, but I was persuaded that it would be a good idea to get up at 8am and drive to the beach for an early … Continue reading

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Day 19 – La Vuelta – Fun Sun & a late Lunch & Mont Ventoux

Today was a recovery day, yet again Bettie and I were the last up and after a lazy breakfast of Fruit, Muesli and Greek Yogurt. A plan was made a short ride of about 40km, one big climb over to … Continue reading

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Day 18 – La Vuelta – Have you been miss-sold PPI?

Today Jeeves sold us a ride to the Coll du Rates, now Google maps says it is 26km away and the summit is 602m. So I’m not sure how we ended up with this ride instead. Yes that’s 129km with … Continue reading

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