Mallorca Day 7

Rest Day 7 continuous days of riding finally took its toll. We needed a rest day. As we called it “active recovery.” As most of recovery days turn out, we won’t slow down. Visited Colonia St Pere, a sleepy fishing village 17 miles north of us for some great views and coffee.        

Mallorca Day 6

Another perfect day. Clear skies, only a little wind, it’s been like Kona lately with a brisk head wind both ways, heading strait north today to the famous Cap Formentor, riding along the bays of Alcudia and Pollensa on the bike route of the weekends half Ironman 70.3. Word was not to ride all the way to the Lighthouse at the end of the Cap due to the road condition, I was looking forward to the last part because of its beauty, last time I saw the Lighthouse was 20 years ago! So we stopped at the first platform after […]

Mallorca Day 5

Last day of airport transfers! Cynthia and Tom arriving today from Oregon. This is it, vacation starts today! We woke up to blue sky and little warmer temperatures on our 6th day in Mallorca. A promising 78 degrees was announced by the local weather man. Due to another transfer day I only had 2.5 hrs to get a ride in. Decided to ride short and hard, another climb up to the Bethlem Monastery.    

Mallorca Day 4

Another short one today for me. More riders to pick up from the airport, so no time to ride long. Julia, Franz and a our fellow cyclist from New Zealand Scott planned a longer ride to the monastery on top of San Salvador at around 1600 feet. I took advice from Peter and rode on a new to me road to Cala Torta, not far from were we are staying. It was a beautiful road with a new black top. winding up a small mountain with 8-10% grades all the way to the first top and 12-14% on the second […]

Mallorca Day 3

A mixed bag of weather waited for us today. Our planned ride of 70+ miles turned into a wet, cold and windy 35miler. Brr, under shirt and arm warmers plus the “just in case” rain jacket were necessary today. It was still ok at the start of the ride, but coming into the second roundabout in Arta, rain began to hit, well, than we just turn left toward Port Cristo where it look promising warm and sunny. Only to find out that 2 miles down the road, the rain picked up even more. Fighting a stiff head wind we made […]