Gypsy by heart

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Elenore, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. bumblebee1

    bumblebee1 All bikes are dirt bikes

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    Julia, what time of year did you travel?

    Was it the best season for it?

    I read back but couldn't fing any indication of the dates.
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  2. izzyblue

    izzyblue Adventurer

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    My father was born in Siegen.... he would of been 70 this year.... Maybe they knew each other ?

    It really is Eine Kleiner Welt! :freaky

    Ride on....
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  3. FrauD

    FrauD n00b

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    Hi!

    Julia started end of April and we met on 14.May in Barcelona and from that time the sun was with us and the temperature was between 20-25 Degrees!!!:nod Great weather to ride in Spain.

    Greetz

    Verena
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  4. Elenore

    Elenore Been here awhile

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    Our trip led us more and more south. We stopped at a little town called Santa Pola. Right at the sea, at a little place with a warmhearted wonderful Spanish lady, who served a real strong coffee. She recommended that we should stay at a camping place a little bit away, away from the sea, but clean and beautifully arranged.

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  5. Elenore

    Elenore Been here awhile

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    Hi Verena, there you are! Help writing this story!!!:clap
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  6. Elenore

    Elenore Been here awhile

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    We followed her description und found one of the best places on the trip.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Real cheap, absolutely clean. We stayed two nights, because we wanted to see the area and travel without luggage.<o:p></o:p>
    That night we bought a bottle of wine and 1 ½ hours Internet for 3 Euro! <o:p></o:p>

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  7. Elenore

    Elenore Been here awhile

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    Next morning Verena and I started off to the mountains. We found an area which is called : “Sierre de Espuña” it’s in the district of “Murcia”.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Heaven for bikers - you have to go there!!!<o:p></o:p>

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  8. Elenore

    Elenore Been here awhile

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    You can do both over ther: on and offroad!!!

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  9. Elenore

    Elenore Been here awhile

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    We had a great time going up the sierra....

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  10. Elenore

    Elenore Been here awhile

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    actually I saw a mountain at the horizon - and I pointed out to Verena, that I wanted to go there and so we were loking for a way to get to the peek...

    ( bad hair day...)

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  11. Elenore

    Elenore Been here awhile

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    @ Izzyblue - Nancy: unbelievable!!!!:huh
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  12. Elenore

    Elenore Been here awhile

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    After staying two nights at the same place I got kind of nervous. Some kind of fiber or travel bug, that had bit me forced us to go on. Through the mountains between Murcia and Andalusia.

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  13. Elenore

    Elenore Been here awhile

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    No tourists, very few cars but lots of nature. And a brillant place to have lunch!

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  14. Elenore

    Elenore Been here awhile

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    In the late afternoon we were in the “Sierra de María” No camping place around - we couldn’t find a hotel or something like it. So we decided to camp out in the wild.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    We found a place between pine trees and little lavender bushes all over the place. After the tend was built up, our stuff stayed on the bikes, both bikes facing in the direction of the road, so we could flee if something accured, we noticed the silence.<o:p></o:p>
    The sunset had colored the mountains first yellow, later red… No sounds, but some birds and from time to time a dog was barking far, far away.<o:p></o:p>
    A magic evening! The lavender bushes were smelling wonderful and I really was about to collect some, to put those in my boots… :puke1

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  15. Elenore

    Elenore Been here awhile

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    Hi Phil,


    so some offroad pics acured - did you like them??
    :evil Verena is the pro for the offroad section!
    :1drink
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  16. Elenore

    Elenore Been here awhile

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    :D Since we girls have more trouble getting rid of liquids, it's only fair, that smal skirts/dresses, FlipFlops and Bikinis are enough to take along...:D
    A male friend of mine asked me:"Julia, do you know why women live longer than men?" :ear
    --> That's because you girls need longer to park your car. The time you waste - you get back at the end!"
    :jerko
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  17. Elenore

    Elenore Been here awhile

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    Nothing accured, we did not have to flee. J<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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  18. Elenore

    Elenore Been here awhile

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    Next morning after the usual instant coffee, our journey went on south - direction Malaga.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    We stopped in Granada. Big city - lots of noise - but again a wonderful camping place, cheap, clean and red wine with tapas…<o:p></o:p>

    All right:

    We are girls ... there is nothing wrong with traveling an looking good.

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  19. Elenore

    Elenore Been here awhile

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    ... and in my opinion, there is no reason why you shouldn't have nice toe nails riding the bike!!!

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  20. horsti

    horsti Adventurer

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    Hi Elenore !
    Nice to read Your report here too.
    Are the boots dry in the meantime ?:wave
    I hope that Your next projects will work as well as this one.
    Have a good time !
    horsti.