Cycle Touring Spain 30th-May-2015

Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is cycle touring in Spain on Saturday 30th-May-2015. Luarca to Villaviciosa. 83 miles. Now, that was a hard ride today! Very pretty this morning and this afternoon anyway.

The first part of the day from Luarca to Cudillero was very tough with long climbs and long descents with tight hairpin corners. It was non-stop twisting and turning. going up and downhill. Whilst all the time there was the motorway that just carved its way through the countryside, only ever gently rising and falling. Sometimes it was raised up on huge columns that were as tall as a 20-storey building. other times I would be looking down on it in the distance whilst all the time my road was twisting and turning following the contours of the land!

My road was very peaceful with just a handful of the lycra brigade and some people walking the Camino. All I could hear was the birds twittering away or the rumble from the cars as they would go overhead on the raised motorway. there were hardly any cars at all on my road. I think I must have only covered about 30 miles by lunchtime! The middle part of the day from Aviles to Gijon was very industrial. with huge steelwork plants and other heavy industrial engineering plants.

A Tough Afternoon

The ride from Gijon to here was again in the countryside. This time it was one big climb and one long descent to here. On the way up, it was like being on the Isle of Man with the TT races going on. There were motorbikes everywhere all racing up and down the hill! It was very noisy compared to my ride first thing this morning! I eventually finished today at about 8.30 pm after nearly 11 hours sitting in the saddle! Think tomorrow may be another long, tough day. but I’m hoping not quite as hard a ride!

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2 Replies to “Cycle Touring Spain 30th-May-2015”

  1. Eleven hours in the saddle – you must have an iron will. Those industrial sites and roadworks must be the pits. Hey Dude! the last time I saw you, you had black panniers.

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