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Old 04-30-2012, 01:25 PM   #16
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thanks for that - I have an affinity with Northern Spain - possibly a Celtic thing
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:45 AM   #17
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celtics are beside us

here

i´m from the other side, HERE
although we have many things in common

thanks for the interest

This past weekend, we headed to colonize the lands of Castilla, but the rain did not let us
just a small sample, one of these days will make a RR

first mountain




that lead you to first big plain


but storm ends up reaching us

this could be a "home made 360º sight", eight pics of that plain








we had to spend that night in this "love shack"


and invoke Celtic spirits with a "queimada", my riding mate is Galician



that place was amazing


here´s the route
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:46 AM   #18
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Awesome. Thanks for taking us with. :)
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:00 PM   #19
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rescuing on board files from a wet SD

wet northern area




getting higher landscape changes

not too high but always too wet and cold makes pinetrees disappear

and opens land to the big Masa plains






big rocky plains



with fucking hidden creeks there where you think there´s nothing






more pics soon...
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:00 AM   #20
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No hay una sola flor en todo el post!!!
Este no eres tú Ata...
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:30 AM   #21
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No hay una sola flor en todo el post!!!
Este no eres tú Ata...

you're right, this person is not ATA.
Ata, where is the Power Flower?

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Old 06-13-2012, 06:09 AM   #22
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hey, STFU

this is supposed to be a very serious thread



OK, this one´s for you, alikates
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:49 AM   #23
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there is sunny weather as well

and that shouldn´t be missed

playing all around with shades



having a break

but fucking water always appears suddenly


sticky as hell

ok, we need another break
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:31 AM   #24
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back to the south again, day one
looking for those wonderful fields of wheat as yellow as summer sun


but riding at noon can be a risky sport, it's hot and the humidity is minimal, you need to stop often to hydrate your tired body

to stop as often makes you discover hidden and curious nooks, sad memories of past times not so long ago
MOLA

hey, what´s your doing, MOFO?

and some coincidences begin
right in the middle of nowhere


some farmers forget where the trail is


hey, dude, where the fuck are we?

step by step found the trail again






fields are full of poppies as well

back on the track again,

seems that heat will give us a break because it blows some wind


at Burgos we turn the course toward the south looking for a wild and sparsely inhabited area, SIERRA DE LA DEMANDA, with peaks above 2200 mtrs
more to come..............
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:08 PM   #25
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Beautiful, thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:21 AM   #26
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thnx dude!

Antonio Machado was a very important spanish poet and he said once:

Wanderer, your footsteps are
the road, and nothing more;
wanderer, there is no road,
the road is made by walking.
By walking one makes the road,
and upon glancing behind
one sees the path
that never will be trod again.
Wanderer, there is no road--
Only wakes upon the sea.

from "Proverbios y cantares" in Campos de Castilla. 1912

and there we were, in Castilla fields with nothing clear, no idea where to go............
when we meet a pair of GS trying to survive among single track forest, looking closer i realize that both were well known dudes from Barcelona, casuality? or an enemy action?

that bike was an GS once, now i really don´t know what it is
got together for a few beers, the heat was almost annoying, and spent some time telling lies and stories of our travels, and blah, blah blah, you know
but it was ​​quite late, the sun was about to hide behind the mountains, so we hurry to find a place to sleep

lovely place




we could see a full of stars sky that night, no cold, no wind, no noise
what else could you ask?
perhaps not snoring?


Sunday morning was just like saturday´s, perfect weather all arund there...
and we got to La Demanda


amazing place to ride, but most of it is Natural Park, so riding is forbidden

down there, La Rioja, maybe the best wines in the world

more soon..........
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:29 AM   #27
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the envy

for them, the caresses of rain












obstinate body smiles for her










What to do when you try.

but can not be.

and wanting win us the game.


only desires that only today can understand

where the hell the sun has gone this August?
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:51 PM   #28
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finally the sun is shining

take this opportunity to go further

and this is to blame for what I show to you


when I go farther than usual, always cross many peaceful villages, those that invite you to take a quiet coffee speaking with the locals about.......... who cares


that kind of villages where people always leaves the keys on

those towns who always have many options to go for bikes like mine



many creeks to cross


many mountais to climb

but never too dry

there are also many forgotten roads to cross where you can find strange things...........

i mean really strange things

and up to the hills again and again

pine trees and eucaliptus intensive farming



that makes the very steep single tracks really funny


but not always




these forests are crossed by ancient railways carrying iron ore to the coast and then take them by boat to England


grey clouds are here again, tonight´s gonna rain again

some close ups




and back to the forest coming back home


camera of this cell phone is really amazing


thxs for reading
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:23 PM   #29
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seems that the sun is gonna stay a couples of days more

pretty sure

cross-eyed mirror

at Jurassic Park



inmate

same as it never was

UP.......................is it trial?



skid plate did it WELL





DOWN


WTF?



behind one corner I saw this crazy men



looking forward sea breeze the whole morning, desperately.......................I finally got it


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Old 09-02-2012, 11:55 PM   #30
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friday hard night after.....

watching this shit


that means a hard day night, too many hours drinking with mates, chicks and.......... don´t remember
saturday, that day really happened?
don´t remember
but sunday things went better


but not very


took some pics and went back home, that was not my day




headache was my partner all day long as well




but i needed to sweat alcohol
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