11.09.2014 - 11.09.2014
Distance: 90 ish km
Total ascent 500m ish
I don'rt remember the rest..
Today's post is bought to you by the letter 'P'.
puncture, Pulpi, puppy, playa, and pal
Puncture - I slept real well last night so getting going was hard this morning. Oh to be able to spend the day in bed! I did manage to get going but had a rude awakening by a puncture even before I got out of Lorca. as soon as I hit whatever it was I knew that a puncture was coming, and unfortunately it was one of times I was right. Thankfully the whole process is a lot easier these days so I was soon on my way again.
Pulpi - I hand't done much homework on today route..no pesky sierras to avoid just a straight road or two down to the coast and then along. Turning onto my second road I saw the sign was to Pulpi, as I tend to do normally I tried to find out where this place was to pass the time. I was surprised to find that it was actually where I was going. Real lack of any route knowledge at all on this one! It's strange with planning these days as I have two different arguments in my head about what the route should be..'it's hot so a short as route as possible' is the first, then the 'where's the big hill or interesting place meandering' line. the routes tend to end up decided only in the morning somewhere in the middle if the two. Tho I now have my competitive streak that wants to achieve a certain mileage by the end of the trip which throws an extra spanner in the works..the last two days just aren't cutting it!
Puppy - saw a squashed dead puppy in the road
Playa - the route was quite a deceptive one visually today..along a flat then headed toward a mountain range which I thought I must have to go up before hitting the sea. Turns out that actually instead of up it was a strap descent down only. But wow the coast here is fantastic. It's quite craggy and rocky, and has little coves though as the coastline is pretty strsight they ate coves in a slightly different sense to home. It's not too overly developed yet though some areas are getting there. All made for scenic riding along though the intimations anf the hot wind made it hard going.
Pals - staying with a friend of mine and his family tonight and tomorrow night. Nice to catch up and talk random crap. Plus also a day off the bike Yayayayayay!
Ps Request to the powers that be..please please can I have one day without a strong headwind for the last 10km?! Pretty please!