Some pre-race preparations at the host hotel for the first stage in Escondido. BMC van in the parking lot, saw Phillip Gilberts bike in the rainbow colors, pretty good looking. Further down our friends from the Leopard Trek Team, that coach is such a classic.
Today was a rare day in Kona… the weather was NOT sunny! Our scheduled regularly Northern Kona Thursday cycling tour (the Mauka Makai) which circumnavigates through the Kohala mountains, was destined to be plagued with bad weather. Instead of our tour guests being cold, wet and miserable all day, we decided to break plans and give them the option to ride one of our previously discontinued tours (The Java Jolt) which travels through southern Kona coffee country. The weather down south ended up being pretty nice and the cloud cover kept everyone from getting too hot or sunburned.
Dark clouds hovered over Capdepera. The sky was sad, just like us, today is the last day of riding. A small group went for a quick ride up our “Small Kaloko” hill of Cala Torta. Julia and I decided to stay put and take care of “cleaning up” our camp. Bike clean and return, packing, etc. The gang was back around 1pm. Quick shower and catching a ride with Peter to the well anticipated Midevil Festival in town. Capdepera has a lot of history and a great castle on top of the town, it just celebrated its 910’s birthday. For […]
Second to last day of riding. Another climb to one of the greatest places to see Mallorca from the top, is called Puig de Randa, a 1,500 foot mountain top close to Palma. The plan was to ride to the top of the Randa and continue to the small fishing village of Cala Figuera to show the gang the beautiful bay of the above mentioned village. Two weeks of riding took its toll again and only Franz and I started the day for another epic ride. The rest of the riders took it easy and went for a shorter ride […]
Rain Day is Rest Day. What, another rain day, oh noooo…. With the bikes in our hands, ready to leave, standing in front of the “bike room”, shivering and looking up in fear, today’s ride is not going to happen. After careful considerations, it was actually an easy decision. Today is a true rest day. Even the temperature was not below 70F, it felt more like 50’sF, stiff breezes from the ocean and drizzle, brrrr. Happy faces everywhere, lets go shopppiiiinnggg! Peter and Regina drove us to Cala Millor, a tourist town about 4 miles down the road and gave […]