Mallorca Day 12

Against Coach Peter’s advice Franz and I decided to take on the climb to the monastery San Salvador. It payed off. It was another beautiful day in the saddle. 73 miles, 4408ft of climbing, so far we are up to 725mi and over 30,000ft of vertical.            

Mallorca Day 11

The most Epic Ride! This was the best ride ever. Scheduled 200k / 125 mi to the bay of Sa Calobra and back. Clear skies and cool temperatures waited for us at the start of the ride. The first real climb started at mile 40. A nice tree cover protected us from over heating. We made our way to the first top of the climb and stopped at the Lluc monastery for a quick food and fluid refill. Several BIG rollers got us to the entrance of Sa Calobra, surprisingly a downhill of 12k started with a 2.5k climb with […]

Mallorca Day 10

Second Rest Day, rephrase “active recovery day.” The goal was to do a shorter, flat ride, the only problem was, as mentioned in previous blogs, there is no really flat spots on the island of Mallorca, at least in the area we we’re residing. Taking some advice from Peter we explored some new beautiful roads with absolutely no traffic. Small detour in Son Carrio due to the annual fair brought us to Porto Cristo, this time with perfect weather.    

Mallorca Day 9

Race Day! Today was the Ironman 70.3 Mallorca. We had two participants competing, Tom Dreyer from Eugene Oregon and Daniel Brandis from Potsdam Germany, the winner of the Monster Mango in February. The weather was great, maybe a little to hot for the run, 86F, both finished, congratulations. A small group rode down to the 3/4 way on the bike course to cheer our athletes on. The best way to end a ride is “Apes Bike” at our favorite restaurant by the pool.    

Mallorca Day 8

Wondering why nothing is posted? No camera, no pictures! Even I make mistakes, kind of hectic morning, left my camera in the room, sorry. Still went for an awesome ride, Scott, Franz and I tried desperately to brake the 30kmph average speed barrier, with no luck, just short of it . This is not Kona, I could swear that there is not one flat part on this island. Might need to climb a few more hills on my bike when I get back home.