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A classic

Posted by admin On Mayo - 9 - 2010

IVAN: A warm and sunny Saturday, a perfect day for a cyclist to practice and enjoy. Apart from the wind, which always blows frontally I don’t know if  due to a divine caprice or because of the gypsy’s evil eye, it would have been a sweet sin to ride the bike, and that it can’t be, today we had to train, notice the legs getting stronger, the sweat on the forehead, the heart in the mouth and, sometimes, the chest panting asking gusts of air in its own language to stoke the flames of the carbon engine that my nervous locomotive needs to wheel along.

Moreover, considering the rainy days foreseen for Friday and maybe Sunday, Horacio’s ‘Carpe diem’ gains its whole meaning: ‘enjoy the day’ because tomorrow buff… tomorrow God knows.

That’s why, today’s training was an old time classic: Castellón – Ribesalbes through the reservoir, which is at its best; Ribesalbes-Aín where the Espadán Mountain embraces you with all its vegetal splendour, and finally Aín-Desierto de las Palmas, an ascent that serves as a thermometer. An inclination  of about 459 meters that whispers into your ear ‘you are doing good, you are doing good’, or with a slightly funny smile  “geez, this is unbearable “. Today, there has been a bit of everything.

The training was about 128 km and completed in a little bit more than five hours. I neither couldn’t nor wanted to make it longer without my colleague, who is sick after some intense working days in the Canaries.

Well, I leave you with some videos of me descending from Aín Bueno. In the second one you can see the well-known 360-degree curve of that decent. I hope you’ll like it.  Regards.

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