Retired but with a lot of living and loving still to do!
Bright November morning today in the Jalon valley. Sunny, warm, blue sky. What more can you ask. (Sorry, doc!)
Another view of part of the spectacular descent of the CV712 from Vall d'Ebo to Pego, Alicante with the Mediterranean in the background.
Part of the spectacular descent of the CV712 from Vall d'Ebo to Pego, Marina Alta, Alicante.
Autumn sunrise in the Jalon Valley (taken from my pre-ride breakfast table this week). Not quite @jvalen standard!
Autumn in Alcoleja, Alicante Province, Costa Blanca - a view from the CV770 approach road to Port de Tudons (1024 metres).
It's not too late to donate to this charity ride - see http://gabs.co.uk/. (You can't read the blog and refuse!)
I'm told my new biking watch is a fashion statement! What - me, . . . at my age? Don't think so!
And with 2 km still to go they are still setting the pace; the break has over 4 minutes of a lead.
Euskaltel-Euskadi leads the peleton on the Cat 2 Coll de Rates on the first main climb of today's La Vuelta '10.
Cresting the CV 713 climb north out of Tollos, Alicante region at 830 metres - yes!
Keith climbing the CV720 at Famorca to the highest road point in the valley (790m) on a hot August morning.
@StirlingCycles Small pic of my 1964 Rattrays of Glasgow Flying Scot. 12 speed Campagnolo Record - bees knees in these days!
. . . and the coffee stop just ahead - if you make it!
Coll de Rates basking in evening sunshine - the daily view from our terraza.
Some roads are made for walking! The switchbacks on the CV752 SE from Castell de Castells proved too much for me!
The mountain village of Castell de Castells, cut off from the rest of the Jalon Valley since Sep 2009 whilst new road built!
My ride companions Keith and John climbing the new CV720 to Castells de Castells - a scenic ride on a lovely morn.
28 km (+485 m) this am up Rates, but had to stop again - rats! This hill keeps beating me; haven't done it yet non-stop!
A rare photo of me 'working'! The short but steep climb to Benirrama, Vall de Gallinera, Alicante
No water in the Riu Xalo ford in July. You can see how much was there in Oct 2007 floods by the debris up the tree!
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