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Raid Pyrenean mini update



So I was going to update daily on the RP trip but lack of WiFi foiled that plan and I am now on the eve of my last day of the trip so that kinda went to pot. There is still a matter of getting to the coast and along tomorrow but the majority of the work has been done...and boy do I feel it. I will write properly in the next say or so with the stats and that..they are quite impressive or insane, most likely the latter. Basically so far has been four days of over 100miles and over 3000m ascent each day. One day..the one where the route had to be changed we even went over 4100m ascent. There has been wind, cold, rain and baking hot sun. Ther's been blood, sweat and tears. Am I enjoying it? That's a tricky one..enjoyment is not really the right word for what you get from this trip..it pushes you to the edge physically and mentally and what you get back is not enjoyment per se but more a sense of accomplishment...and if weather allows, fantastic views. Plus points also that after falling back to descend-a-phobia on the second day, I have learnt how to properly descend (finally!!!) and am now absolutely loving going down these fab mointains.

I think though that after this is finished I will be very glad to put the bike away for a couple of weeks and recover and I will probably need to.

Posted by louisebenn 13:43 Archived in France

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