Mums Last Gift!

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

  1. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    A hot ride here! 95F or 35C and a little more mid, so we both got in feeling a bit smashed by that! Very little shade didn’t help. Not many pictures but the day is finishing well!

    Miles of nice empty roads ...
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    To arrive at our wacky accomodation run by a sharmanic German!
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    This cooled us down! Bloody freezing fresh mountain spring water! It will take a week for some parts of my anatomy to be visible again!
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    Even the woof-hound was timid!
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  2. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Fired the camp kitchen up tonight! Boil in the bag carbonara and local presunto ham! Plus a 4 euro bottle of local red! Not bad and cheaper than fancy eats!

    We have the place to ourselves as all the other cult members have gone to a party!
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  3. Wild Ginger

    Wild Ginger Adventurer

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    On the road again!
    Some pics from the tail gunner. Megaliths at Guadeloupe and some shots from our day in Monchique!

    So much beauty!

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  4. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Well another fine day started with a camp breakfast!

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    Which was much needed as a hike around the local mountain was planned! Alto da Foia!

    The run up in the morning light was excellent!
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    Posing at the edge of the world!
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    We look happy and fresh here before the heat and a navigational malfunction introduced a little stress into the process!
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    Some lovely mountain roads....
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    And a bog hole!
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    Shots along the way! We ended up doing about 10kms, plenty of up and down and pretty warm but not as bad as yesterday! I think I’d still be up there if that was the case!

    It feels like an abundant time as the citrus trees, fig trees, pomegranates and chestnuts are all covered in fruit!

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    The local goat and sheep man wandered by! Very photogenic!
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    A well marked trail!
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    Lots of bottlebrush (an Aussie flowering shrub) plus the eucalyptus gave us flashes of home!
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    The local ag bikes!
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    I nearly went back for the bike here!
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    In the distance you can see hundreds of kms of dirt tracks!
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    Rehydrating without beer, a novel experience and Julie’s influence!
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  6. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    We had the usual grilled pork and salad for lunch! Delicious and found this knackered old two banger being ridden by a grumpy German out side the restaurant! He did’nt believe in maintenance and then complained about relatability! I left him to it!

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    Off to find a grilled pirri pirri chook for dinner!
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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Success!

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    Great chicken and a bottle of vino verde!

    Very delicious. Found the obligatory piece of street art on the way down to the restaurant and a lovely old Land Cruiser!

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    I couldn’t get Julie over the line on the local fire-water!

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  8. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Increasingly Grumpy Super Supporter

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    Julie sounds like a sensible person, always good if at one of you are.

    MrsKiwi fills that role with us too :lol3
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  9. B10Dave

    B10Dave Long timer

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    No BOTD; no firewater. Not good Peter. Next thing you'll be eating healthy and in bed by eight..:-)
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  10. Peter640

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    Nooooooooooooooo!
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    Yes she is the healthy influence in our relationship! I am the hedonist!!

    She even brought her skipping rope!

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    We head back to the coast today. It makes sense to enjoy the sun whilst it’s here! There will be lots of cold and grey as we move back north.
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  13. 'Bob'

    'Bob' Been here awhile Supporter

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    Think the water buffalo would pose for a glam shot at the ACE Cafe?
    EDIT: The Bison, not water buffalo. :doh
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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    I think that’s on the cards! It’ll be a few weeks but yes that’s a goal!
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    Well another good day in paradise. I’m sitting watching the sun go down on Selena beach! A big surf today! Monster shore dump k o king everyone off their feet!

    Our good day started with a Sharmanic Sound Journey!” Crazy hour of musically guided meditation that was pretty neat!

    Frankie getting ready to guide us surrounded by an amazing array of percussion instruments!

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    The sound he mad was remarkable!
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    Then I’d plotted a nice little route via the back hills...
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    60kms if this ...
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    Then we arrived at the beach! The surf was pretty powerful with a mean shore dump going on!
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    Which, of course led to a BOTD on our balcony in a super little Portugese family hotel.
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    With a nice view!
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  16. B10Dave

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    :drink Oh... thank goodness...BOTD is on again. I was more than a little worried for you Peter.A body can only take so much trauma before it rebells.:dutch
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  17. joenuclear

    joenuclear Still here....

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    He doesn't look like his has in a while... :photog
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  18. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Well J has strong views about exercise, health and alcohol!! Fear not after 30+ yrs of marriage I know how to plot a path that allows some hop induced joy!

    Just back from an expensive tourist priced dinner, nice but 2x the price of eating in the mountains!
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    Ah you “see me”!
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    We went looking for Denis and Peter tonight!

    Saw these two beasts in the square tonight! Fun but as uncomfortable as heck! qudos as ridden here from Germany!

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