At long last I got to go to a Rough Stuff meet. The South West of England doesn’t have a local group, with most of
Getting back on the bike after what seems like an age, then encountering more than my fair share of dead ends and no entry roads, some very rough stuff, cows, horses and donkeys, mad men with guns – it all makes for an excellent day out.
A very picturesque scene, a deep cutting between two hills that seems more verdant than the surrounding hillsides. There a small caves high on the
A rocky descent which is requiring a good degree of walking. There is an information board which is highlighting some of the flora to be found, this area seems lusher than other parts, probably as what little rain falls is funnelled downwards. The bike is propped against what appears to be a shelter/bunker for hunting purposes, boar perhaps.
Sometimes things do get decidedly rough. Fortunately this didn’t block our path, but was a little comedic nonetheless. Once past this the track really did
Pouring over the maps last night, it appeared that the track between Los Escallos (where we are camped) and San Jose would be fairly straightforward.
[BBC News – From marathons to mud running](http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16548236) > Marathon running has been booming for some time, triathlons have flourished recently and now people are
This is likely our last day at the current site, tomorrow we will head closer to Valencia so that we can fit in some sightseeing.
Enough sitting in front of the computer, which has been necessary for the last couple of days to take care of admin and investigating things
I’m continuing to read [Thomas Stevens](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Stevens_(cyclist)) autobiographical account of his circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle, between 1884 and 1886, the first person to have