Category Archives: Madrid 2012

Day Seven…

…was another great day. It started very cold as we were camping at 1000m. Once we warmed up a little we set off up the pass; El Puerto de Piqueras. We knew the top of the road was at 1710m … Continue reading

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Day Six…

…has been the best day so far. Praise God for the wonders of His creation! It was a slow start again, but we made good time on a steady uphill south out of Logrono, heading straight for the mountains. The … Continue reading

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Day Five…

…was my bike issue day, but even with that it was largely uneventful. I started tired, and took a long time to warm up as we left Estella. One reason was probably that the first 5km or so was uphill. … Continue reading

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Day 4…

…was a day of tough decisions. First was route. Pamplona is the first city on El Camino De Santiago, a pilgrimage route through Northern Spain, supposedly following in the footsteps of James the apostle. (He helpfully left shells embedded in … Continue reading

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Day Three…

…was mostly downhill. The first 25km and the last 20km. But that middle 15km was a killer! We had agreed to an early start of 730am so I was awoken gently by Jonny at 630 and we were quickly packed … Continue reading

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Day Two…

…I think I had just put out of my mind the fact that we would have to start by crossing the Pyrenees. The day started well, on time:830 and we headed first to a bike shop for Jonny’s seat. Sadly … Continue reading

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Day One…

…started very early with a 330am alarm. Everything was already packed and Keith and I were driven to Gatwick by his brother. The Major got a bit antsy when my breakfast took a long time to come, but we made … Continue reading

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