Europe, as it happens.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by b4thenite, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. b4thenite

    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    Neighborhood party in Madrid. Locals celebrate patron saint. I asked which saint? Local man answered "who cares" 20190815_182021_HDR.jpg 20190815_182449_HDR.jpg 20190815_182722_HDR.jpg
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    No THC just CBD 20190815_165208_HDR.jpg
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    UselessOnABike Chris McCartney

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    Fantastic trip report! I'm from a town called Ballymena, up in County Antrim. I see you came as far north as Armagh, across that border is where our history gets sketchy haha. I absolutely love Spain, it's one of my favourite places for holidays, Spain and Portugal. Cheap beer, tasty BBQ food, beautiful girls, endless sunshine, and fun parties. What more could you want? I'm planning to buy a house there when I retire (still 30 years away), those mountains in the Sierra Nevada national park down south in Andalusia are amazing. Believe it or not, most old Westerns were filmed in Andalusia. Where to after Spain?
  4. b4thenite

    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way is one of my favorite.
    I will visit Morocco after Spain. At least that's my plan. We will see. I'm operating on Amore Fati.
    Thanks for your support.
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    Picked up the bike from IMTBIKE. They took care of the bike and even gave it a bath it badly needed. The bike never looked so clean.
    Thanks Guillermo and Marianne. 20190816_114429_HDR.jpg
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    I rode to Cuenca to escape the Madrid heat. It usually would take couple of hours on a motorway but I took the secondary roads and arrived at Cuenca late afternoon. It's much cooler here for its elevation.
    Cuenca has a beautiful river. 20190816_191039_HDR.jpg
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    Rode around Cuenca today. 20190817_105722_HDR.jpg 20190817_141444_HDR.jpg 20190817_141906_HDR.jpg 20190817_144833_HDR.jpg 20190817_141937_HDR.jpg
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    I woke up feeling like a rider. Finally I'm excited for the ride ahead. I am going to Alcala del Jucar and continue on to Valencia. 20190818_124011_HDR.jpg 20190818_131014_HDR.jpg 20190818_134455_HDR.jpg
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    On the way to the Valencia. 20190818_144347_HDR.jpg 20190818_145905_HDR.jpg 20190818_151307_HDR.jpg
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    Just to give readers a perspective, that small ball point tipped area is where I lost myself riding in endless toasties of awesomeness.
    Imagine how long it would take to cover just one province for instance the La Mancha? 20190818_203304_HDR.jpg
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    Golden955 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Great rr, thank you
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    In Valencia. Morning walk along the Mediterranean Sea. 20190819_092909_HDR.jpg 20190819_091429_HDR.jpg
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    Met a beautiful Nigerian girl from Paris. 20190819_113003_HDR.jpg
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    In the center of the city, they developed river marsh land to the world class public park which encompasses many gardens and museums along with other public attractions.
    Los Angeles River Redevelopment Agency should learn something from the city of Valencia.
    The combined vision of natural elements with geometric engineering nautical theme is stunning. 20190819_125927_HDR.jpg 20190819_134839_HDR.jpg 20190819_130807_HDR.jpg 20190819_130159_HDR.jpg
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    I met Jorge in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2012 ride. And there he was, sitting front of the hostel in Valencia, Spain in year 2019.
    You can't make this kind shit up. 20190820_211246_HDR.jpg
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    Aussie with Imperial Japanese tattoo. I strongly disapproved but we hung out nonetheless. 20190820_220722_HDR.jpg
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    So me and Jorge the Sharman, Aussie the imperialist, and there were a Russian army deserter whom I can't show photo for the obvious reason hung out at the Valencia beach front Burger King drinking beer till 5 am. Yes you can have beer at Burger King in Spain.
    Next morning 10 am I left all that madness in massive hang over. No more CBD for rescue. I was hurting.
    I had to stop south of Gandia. I found a hostel right front of the beach. When I got there they were all sold out. But when the manager recognized I was exhausted he arraigned somehow. I was set. So thankful I got to rest. I really needed that.
    The view from the room was absolutely stunning. 20190821_173438_HDR.jpg
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    After needed rest, I left in the morning. I felt so good I decided to get some bike service. All I wanted was to tighten up the chain.
    As usual, most of the moto shops were either closed for the lunch break or on vacation.
    I found this shop open. You can tell by the way they do a simple job like a chain service, they care about the quality.
    The way they lube, adjust, and check for this and that, shows the pride in their work.
    At the end they didn't want to charge me anything. I can't have that. So I handed him a folded bill while we shook hand.
    Thanks guys. 20190822_140114_HDR.jpg 20190822_140130_HDR.jpg
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    What a difference chain service make. It alters ride, trust me. Service your chain often. 20190822_144656_HDR.jpg
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    Arrived in Murcia. There twin tower greeted me. 20190822_160115_HDR.jpg