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Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by BcDano, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Then it was off to the hills.

    [​IMG]DSC08711 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    It is amazing here how you can be riding along and in the middle of nowhere there is a quaint village with a nice place for lunch or a nice small hotel. There were blooming almond trees everywhere.

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  2. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Poor Modesto had to work during the week so we took off to the east coast to Valencia for a few days. Straight there on the highway it 350 km, but we managed to go on the secondary roads for 388 km on the way there and 462 km on the way back.


    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 9.43.28 PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    The small roads offered a few scenic detours.

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  6. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We also checked out the Cathedral, which is said to display THE cup from the last supper, the Holy Grail. You can climb up the 272 stairs for the 360-degree view of the city.



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  9. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Valencia is famous for its oranges and Borjas of course, but also for the crazy Fallas festival. This is celebrated on Father’s day and involves a lot of fire works explosions and the burning of huge fantasy sculptures.

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  10. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    This weekend we had separate guys and girls rides planned. Daniel had a guys ride to Palencia, but first Sara was off to ride with Alicia Sornosa for her “Ladies on the road Spain”event. Thanks to the other ladies for some of the photos.



    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 9.23.06 PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    The ladies met up in Madrid and then headed way off the main roads on one-lane tracks thru small pretty villages.

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  14. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    In the morning we had a photo session for the hotel and the newspaper in front of the hotel and then at the Belmonte castle.

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  17. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    The route back to the city was also on curvy small roads.


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    We stopped for lunch in a town near Madrid that has one of the oldest main Plazas in the country.


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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    As Dan says “moments from the Guys ride” 260 km to Palencia and then back.

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  19. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We have managed to kill off two weeks here in Spain while we waited for our Swedish friend Orvar to start heading south to meet us. We will tour the south of Spain until he catches up.


    Today we rode back 200 km to La Solana on the highway and then on the secondary roads to Cazorla in another 155 km.

    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 8.21.50 PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]cazorla 1 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



    This route was over the mountains thru quaint villages and on curvy mountain roads.

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  20. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Cazorla is a village with a history going back more than 2000 years. This was once a Roman town called Carcacena. Here lived once one of the first Bishops of Christian Spain. The Moors used this strategic local as one of the fortresses guarding the mountains. This stronghold was finally taken in 1235 during “the reconquista” by Christian troops.

    [​IMG]cazorla 36 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Riding here you go past thousands of acres of olive trees and you can clearly smell the ripening fruits.


    [​IMG]cazorla 4 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr