Last weekend I returned to Lanjaron, one of my favourite places on earth, to spend a few weeks working as a guide for Freeride Spain. Living the dream or what!
Yesterday I was on the road bike for the first time in a country with proper mountains – road riding shouldn’t be so much fun. Heading from views of snow capped mountains all the way down to the Mediterranean sea and back up again. 5 hours with over 2500m of climbing, 30 degree temperatures, dozens of hairpin bends, and 70 kmph descending on super smooth roads – it was a good day.
Today it was back to the mountain bike for some gnarly singletrack descents, hurtling through whitewashed villages at high speed, and more savage, sweltering hot climbing. Cyclist tan lines are coming on nicely.