Sierra del Gredos

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This amazing journey, on which AMR and I had been for seven months, has finally come to an end! Like all good things must! Some, or most of you, will already know that we are back in Brisbane and it’s good … Continue reading

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La Bola del Mundo – The impossible climb

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What happened to a cyclist who thinks 10% gradient is ‘comfortably flat’? a) She’s gone stark raven mad. b) She’s been cycling in Spain. c) All of the above. If this climb had just been the Puerto de Navacerrada in … Continue reading

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A ride along the Costa Brava…

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… from St Feliu de Guixols to Tossa de Mar and back. First there were beautiful fast descends, and sea views to the left! At the half way point there was some surprise sightseeing in Tossa’s medieval old town because … Continue reading

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Chapter Five: Our Vuelta a Espana! Four memorable rides in the Spanish Pyrenees

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We crossed the border into Spain from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. We landed on a different planet. The French Pyrenees had been lovely with lush green fields and forests, villages with vegetable gardens, corn fields and vineyards, the air always fresh, even on … Continue reading

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Col de Solour and Col d’Aubisque loop

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You have to be patient with this ride. It started quietly through corn fields and quaint villages for many kilometres. The build up, ever so slowly, made me itchy and impatient at times. But, not unlike purposeful and deliberate foreplay, … Continue reading

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Col de Marie Blanque Ride – A Figure Eight loop via Col de Labays, Col de Lie and Col d’Ichere

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Marion and Hans had a wonderful book full of cycling routes in the French Pyrenees. The book was in Dutch and we didn’t understand much of the text and descriptions but enough to copy two loops around Laruns, our next … Continue reading

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More cycling in the Midi Pyrenees

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It was supposed to be our day of departure from Arreau but, like so many times before, it was hard to say Good Bye. We get attached to places easily. But this time it was also the friendship that had … Continue reading

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