Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Open on Wednesdays

Yesterday evening we paid our first visot to the Pines bar opposite the apartment to see the second half of the champions league semi final. We did have the match on in the apartment with Spanish commentary but Robert managed to miss the first three goals.After ordering 2 beers in our best Spanish the Bar turned out to be run by an Englishman. The bar was filled with regulars who we allowed to build up a tab. R watched the match ehilst L read her book.

Today's ride started from Llubi. When we last parked there in 2016 we saw a tornado in the afternoon and would have got very wet if I had not accepted Bob's offer of a lift back to the van. Today the day started a little cooler. Long sleeve over tops were put in the van but not used and the gillets that we took with us on the ride stayed packed up all day. We cycled from Llubi to the Cami vell du Muro . A minor road frequented by cyclists that offers good views across to the mountains and passes alongside several vineyards . We turned off to Consell and then aided by the Garmin worked our way around the back roads of Binissslem. The only problem we had was a short detour when we ignored a homemade no entry sign and found the road blocked by a railway line that was not shown on the Garmin map. We climbed to Lloseta and then continued to Biniamar arriving around 13:00. Bar Mayorga was unlike Monday was open. We ordered a mixed pa amb oli each. Lyn had water and I had a small beer. Excellent value at 11 euros 30. To get back to Llubi we decided to go via Muro and stop at Cafeteria Ca'n Barcelo.Our first visit of the holiday. Business must be good as they had expanded with an additional row of tables outside.
We had a coffee each and shared a piece of apricot cake . We then took the minor tracks back to Llubi with navigation sided by the Garmin. Returning to Puerto de Pollenca we stopped in the new Lidl on Sa P.obla on route. We eat in the apartment again with a main course of lemon chicken.

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Wednesdays Photos 1

Wednesdays Photos

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

A ride from Sancelles

Another warm day with a maximum temperature of 26.5 degrees.

We decided go start today's rode from Sancelles and ride to Porreres for lunch. We took the van to Sancelles and after a couple of trips round the town located the car park we had used previously. We started riding at 11:20 and once we had got our bearing we were on the minor road to Ruberts where we took the mountain bike track towards Monturi. To extend the ride we then turned towards Algaida . On reaching the main MA15 we took the service road along side for about 1.5 miles back towards Monturi before turn off on the minor road to Porreres. We arrived at around 1:30 and headed straight for Sa Placa a bar we had eaten in on a number of previous trips . We selected the menu of the day. 8.50 for a main course, desert and a drink. Lyn selected the fish and Robert a Mallorcan dish recommended by the waitress. It was tasty but not quite what he was expecting. When it came it turned out to be black pudding on a bed of cooked onions and pimentos on half a muffin with a friend egg on top.

We returned via Monturi, Lloret de Vista Alegre, Ruberts, Costix and then took a long loop back to Sencelles. The temperature cooled a few degrees in the afternoon and that made the cycling easier that than the morning.

We got back to the apartment at around 18:15.

Summary of the ride 36.6 miles with 539 metres of ascent

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Tuesdays ride

Tuesdays ride

Monday’s photos

Closed on Mondays, road to Sa Pobla, Campanet and Salmon and prawn paella