My room with a view: Some weird looking trees: Today's ride was ok, but nothing special. It included a 10 kilometre climb and some decent descending. Otherwise nothing much to say, perhaps a
Soon after I awoke this morning it started to RAIN! It was still at it when I'd finished my breakfast and cleaned up! This made the decision to leave Alhama de Murcia an
The recent great cycling continued today with an ascent of Collado Bermejo. My Garmin indicated that the climb's length was 21 kilometres, with an ascent of about 1400m. However, there was some down
Another enjoyable recovery bike ride in the sunshine. A steady, slow (obviously), 10 kilometre climb into the Sierra Espuna Regional Park, climbing to about 780m. Later there was a short impromptu offroad detour
Today is the first day of the last half of my inaugural Spanish odyssey! It was a most excellent day. What looked on paper to be a good ride turned out to be
Today marks the last day of the first half of this Spanish adventure! I am currently parked up in a massive retail car park on the northern outskirts of Murcia. At 7.30pm-ish
A quiet day at the van! It was bike cleaning/fettling thursday (morning). Followed by vanwork and a relaxing afternoon. All leading up to the main event of the day: Barcelona vs Manchester
Today's planned cycle was thwarted by there being no ferries running between Santiago de la Ribera and La Manga del Mar Menor. Therefore, what was going to be a mainly circular route turned
Here I am in the ghost hamlet of El Mojon, one of three adjacent . I walked through all three and my guess is that something like 95% of the properties are currently empty.
Well I thought today was going to be a wee test for these old man legs of mine and, I wasn't disappointed! However, leaving a tough climb towards the end of a ride
Moved about 3.5 miles down the road to a better park-up location, which is adjacent to the Via Verde: about 4.5 kilometers from its start point (i.e., where I was
Rain delayed the start of play today. Eventually, due to inclement weather leaking into the afternoon, play for today was abandoned! Now, obviously I could have gone cycling today irrespective of the weather.
I mostly enjoyed today's cycle. If it had been a little warmer the descent from Puerto El Collao, elevation 890m, where the temperature was 5°C, would not have been so hypothermic! By
For various reasons I chose to visit Alicante today. Initial stop was the Central Food Market: Then, perhaps most importantly, it was off to buy bread! Followed by a visit to the Castle.
Forecast was for a rainy afternoon, so I went for a morning ride: just to stretch me legs! A view from Busot: The rain did arrive in the afternoon, but not until about
The weather forecast was for some rain, but the probability was pretty low. I therefore decided to go for a shorter ride than I'd originally planned for today. Then, if it did rain,
Phew, nearly no photo for today's post! Saved the day with an evening photo of a sextet of motorhomes/campervans: It is amazing just how much of today's time has been spent doing
Sometimes you have an itch that has to be scratched! Well Benidorm become an itch for me. Firstly as a consequence of my earlier cycle ride when I'd seen some interesting buildings, which
A visit to the local bakery first thing to buy bread and a wee post walk pastel to eat with my afternoon coffee, which cost me €2.10! Today's walk was recommended to
Sunrise at the dam this morning: The first climb of the day was up to Puerte de Tudons. Although the sign says 11.4km to the top, this is from the northern outskirts
Highlight of the day: A short 30km cycle this afternoon to test new brake pads! And it would appear that blossom is in the early stages of blossoming! (I think they maybe almond
I arrived at my new location, the Amadoria Reservoir, which is not too far from Benidorm, via a motorway service station. Where I was able to empty the "grey water tank" and toilet
When I awoke this morning at about 8.15am it felt a wee bit chilly. On checking the temperature inside the van it was 1°C and, outside it was -4°C. No
The thing about this blog posting malarkey is what to put in and what to leave out. Obviously nobody's interested in reading about the minutiae of van/cycle life, so there has to