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Travel Blogs from Caldes De Boi
... 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 ...
... find dinner and ran into John and Greg somehow(our other 3fidi friends) so we had a great dinner within a square where the kids could play. Downside to car park was that it was never quiet with trucks coming and going all night but it did allow us a quick start to the race.Lucy has been going really well on this trip so far but young Ben continues to give us grief. His normally big eating patterns aren't there, hence he gets defiant quite a lot and his night terrors have ...
... Val d’Aran), 1904m altitude, 9km to climb.
Plus a headwind along the valley and for most of the 2nd climb. Big day. It was a long way on the first climb before we saw the 10km to summit sign, and endless on the Port de la Bonaigua into the wind to the same point.
James, Lucy and Ben drove the course, leaving early, and encountered (as we riders did later on) masses ...
... each to get in/out. The main lake we
visited was Saint Maurici, which we walked alongside until we ascended up past
a waterfall and continued onto a second lake. Here we sat on a large rock and
ate our picnic lunch. Mette and Ruben were going to wait there for Imogen and I
to complete the walk but it became really cold and looked like rain might be
coming so we decided to head back down. We were in awe of a couple on the trip
back; one woman was leading who ...
Today I really wasn't feeling too well; think my body is really missing my usual diet :(
I was very happy to find that the hotel offered gluten free bread this morning for breakfast rather than me having a coffee whilst everyone eats and I attempt to find a piece of fruit or rice crackers in my bag later on.