We woke up to another perfect morning, no clouds and a crisp 64 degrees. After a hefty breakfast Franz, Julia and I went for a, lets say, quick ride, due to the fact that we needed to pick up more riders from the airport. It was a long day with hours of delays, but I tell you, lots of things to see at an airport, We spent exactly six hours until we had every body in the van and made our way back to the hotel, right in time for dinner.
The first day started with bad news from our friends and fellow cycling vacationers Sue and Dennis. What? They are not coming! Serious health issues with Dennis’ leg, that turned out later not being life threatened. Thank God, we’ll miss them dearly. Get well soon Dennis. Besides that, Julia and I went for a nice first day of riding through the beautiful country side around Petra and concurred a short but steep climb to the Santuri di Betlem at a mere 1,000 feet elevation. The weather has been great so far, not as warm as usual, 69F in the morning […]