Calpe 2k17 – Baby Steps

I have been in Calpe now for 4 day.

Which effectively means i’ve ridden a bike properly ( by that i mean outside) 4 times this year.

My condition is steadily improving now and i should be ready to resume full on training come the weekend. As is probably quite clear, i have brought my camera out to Spain and have been taking it out on my rides. Frankly, the scenery to stunning. Like nothing i have ever seen before. I made my best attempt to capture some of the views, to mixed results. If you have checked my ‘cycling’ page in the last few days you will have noticed that new pictures are popping up a fair bit. So below is all my good ( focused ) photos from the first days.

Apart from the photography, i have dabbled into videography. Badly, but an attempt none the less. Below is a link to my first attempt at producing a video with the Ricoh, and i am pretty happy with the results.

Then completely aside from the artiness, the real reason i am out here. The riding is truly next level. So far the biggest climb i have faced is the Col de Rates ( https://www.strava.com/segments/632370 ) which was somewhat shorter than i expected but had me blowing none the less. Something that really sets it apart from my normal riding though is the huge descents. Comfortably hitting 60+kmh with smooth, wide, sweeping corners. So far i have managed to survive with just the one squeaky bum moment, and i would like to keep it that way!

The efforts will start soon and the camera will most likely be put aside, or at least i will be blowing too much to hold it steady…

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