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Travel Blogs from Salardu
... 1860m altitude, 17.5km to climb
It was all stunning. Today we rode some iconic, tick-the-box climbs. Col du Portillon was an absolute pleasure. Port de Bales was achingly beautiful, even with the last 5km averaging over 10%.
Happily I beat teammate John to the top of both, after stalking him for last 4km on the Port de Bales. He will tell it that ...
... returned with him waking up consistently at 2am. If only he ate like his father.Today is a quick and easy drive, actually the shortest for the two weeks I think of around 40kms though the riders do 120ish. So we will leave here later and cruise on into town after hanging up the washing inside, emptying the grey water, putting out the rubbish, filling up with fuel and getting Ben to eat some breakfast. All electronic gear is charged up and the fridge is cold!Till next time.
... to the next aid station in the valley, where I got some medical assistance, plus a fair bit of attention from the media crew. I invoked the 'Jens and the Bee' story - see the Day 2 video. I also mentioned that if I was going to take drugs in a cycle race, seeing as we were in Spain, I would prefer to take something to make me ride faster rather than make me drowsy. Can't believe they cut ...
... to have this situation. On parking the car Ruben managed to touch
Stinging Nettle; I had no idea but the ‘antidote’ plant grows nearby which you
can rub on it to remove the sting. We were offered an upgrade to a cabin
separate from the main hotel with three bedrooms and living areas. We decided
that the room with 4 beds was sufficient for the small amount of time we were
going to be there (plus I think some people might have overthought the ghost
stories ;) ...
... town itself has a very typical central European snow village look and feel to it with the style of buildings located amongst the mountains. At the end of the walk we went into the supermarket to stock up on snacks; on exiting we went through a door that set off an alarm through the building - whoops must have been a fire exit!