Saturday 7 April 2012

7th April Sun and Strong Winds

7th April
Awoke to a blue sky and a good forecast. Decided to do a ride from Santa Margalida. As in previous years we parked just outside the town at the football statium. We followed a minor track to Maria de la Salut and then headed towards Petra. Managed to follow the off road path despite our map being selective about which roads and paths they included. It was a little early for lunch in Petra so we headed towards Vilafrance de Bonany. But first we climbed to Santuari de Bonany. The views from the top were worth the climb. After lunch in a bar in Vilafranca we headed to Porreres starting on the main road but a couple of miles out of town we diverted off onto a rough track. The  ciruit of approximatey 48 miles was completed by looping round via Montuiri, Sineu and Maria de La Salut. The mileometer I brought decides to stop working at any speed above 20 mph so the downhill stretch with the wind behind us was completed a 0mph! Stopped a Lidl on our way back to Port de Pollenca to restock with provisions. The sun stayed out all day with a maxium temperature of around 18 degrees centigrade but a strong cold wind meant a windproof top was the order of the day.

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