Mums Last Gift!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Peter640, Sep 1, 2021.

  1. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Pictures were promised ...

    Wow with wow sauce added!

    You approach the lace up a steep narrow road that winds its way up the hill. You have to watch for the tuk tuk drivers who delight in terrifying their tourist passengers! The prettier the passenger, the crazier the driver!!

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    Like riding a small intestine!
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    First glimpses...
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    So photogenic!

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    Instagram girl posing in pink!
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  3. Peter640

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    Ok I’ve reached “peak Palace” no more! We ride tomorrow first to Nazaré then we head for the twisties and the hills!

    Quinta de Regularia has a crazy well with an internal staircase and some totally over the top romantic fantasy styling. Like Disneyland for adults!

    As Morpheus said “let’s see how deep the rabbit hole goes”!

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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Finally got to see the bikes at Sintra Moto Clube tonight! Nice collection!

    Some cracking old classics!

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    And some hot little two bangers!
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    Chilled ride up to Nazaré today. Arrived in time for a remarkable fish stew for lunch, monkfish, conger and ray!

    Then a walk to the north beach to see the waves. Nazaré is famous for having larges surf break in the world, 100 ft or 30 m!!

    It wasn’t that big today, but still impressive!

    Leaving our cosy, snug accomodation in Sintra, 30 euro a night so not bad!

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    Headland at Ericseria
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    Coffee with a view!
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    Pastel de Nata of the day!
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    The north beach at Nazaré!
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  6. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Much to catch up on. Now in Manteigas after riding the amazing N339 and N 338 through Serra da Estrela Natural Park.

    Going for beer then will catch up here!
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    Ok so goal 1 met!

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  8. Peter640

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    Now I can concentrate and tell about the last few days! Firstly the culture ...

    Bountiful and slightly overwhelming!

    Good bye Praia de Norte
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    When it’s big the waves look taller than the top of the lighthouse ...
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    Churches and monestaries!
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    Showing off my religious beliefs!
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    St Peter of the BBQ
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    Now this IS a BBQ!
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    I love all the little carved symbols, marks for the builders or ... the alluminatii?
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    Ok the last of the churches for a while ...

    They are remarkable ...
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    Loved the care of the angels! I wish to die this way!
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    Another big church!
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    Religious fish!
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    I liked this shot! And felt closer to God!
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  10. Peter640

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    So to Nazaré, home of the world’s biggest wave so we had to have a swim, not!

    Love this shot!
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    Julie imagining what might have been!
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    Look closely, that’s me on the RHS of the wave! Yes the little pimple!
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    Man it get BIG here!
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    It’s just like riding a bike!
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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    So farewell Nazaré!

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    We LOVED you!
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    And your ducks!
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    Yahoo!
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    And too the mountains!

    A nice ride through the foot hills to lunch of fish soup!

    We met a grumpy old English man here who cursed age and I, sadly could relate!
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    So green!
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    Well pretty!
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    I love a good fish soup, the Portugese French onion soup!!
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    We ride, after lunch!
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    And the roads didn’t disappoint, unreal two up, with luggage riding!

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    Great roads...
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    More good roads
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    Yea baby!
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    Unreal at times ...
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    And better at others ...
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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    We rode to the Schist Villages so pretty!

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    I love an intestinal road!
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    So many terraces...
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    And so the summit! 2000 meters of cold air and good riding! We met a bunch of fun guys from Porto at the top who did burnouts and other dumb stuff for us!

    Does my bum look big in this?
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    New friends!
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    I love a hairpin pano shot!
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    Yes it really is as messy as this!
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    That’s a rock carving of some proportionality!
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  16. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Which brings me back to the beginning but, may be different beer and a shot or two of aquadente!

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    I love the fact it’s 11:18 pm and these guys just landed at my bar as if it’s 7:00pm!

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    And the bar man is still smiling!

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    No luggage and no wife so you head for the hills!

    Poking about and chasing some of the smaller roads down before hooking up with the wonderful N112 full of perfect bends and views!

    Leaving town thru the narrow streets and cobbles. It would be interesting in the wet!
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    MrKiwi Increasingly Grumpy Super Supporter

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    That looks like a whole lot of fun ...
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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    It was a blast. Found some more this afternoon including a hill that went forever ... literally! To the top of the ridge where the wind turbines were located!

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    This hill was steeper than it looked and went on forever!
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    Look below the rail for the village below!
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    So pretty..
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    And then a blast thru the park back to the hotel for a calming ale!
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    On the road again!
    Some shots from behind!

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