Norrie J Batchelor

@norriejb

Retired but with a lot of living and loving still to do!

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Bright November morning today in the Jalon valley. Sunny, warm, blue sky. What more can you ask. (Sorry, doc!)

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Another view of part of the spectacular descent of the CV712 from Vall d'Ebo to Pego, Alicante with the Mediterranean in the background.

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Part of the spectacular descent of the CV712 from Vall d'Ebo to Pego, Marina Alta, Alicante.

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Autumn sunrise in the Jalon Valley (taken from my pre-ride breakfast table this week). Not quite standard!

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Autumn in Alcoleja, Alicante Province, Costa Blanca - a view from the CV770 approach road to Port de Tudons (1024 metres).

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It's not too late to donate to this charity ride - see http://gabs.co.uk/. (You can't read the blog and refuse!)

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I'm told my new biking watch is a fashion statement! What - me, . . . at my age? Don't think so!

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And with 2 km still to go they are still setting the pace; the break has over 4 minutes of a lead.

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Euskaltel-Euskadi leads the peleton on the Cat 2 Coll de Rates on the first main climb of today's La Vuelta '10.

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Cresting the CV 713 climb north out of Tollos, Alicante region at 830 metres - yes!

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Keith climbing the CV720 at Famorca to the highest road point in the valley (790m) on a hot August morning.

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Small pic of my 1964 Rattrays of Glasgow Flying Scot. 12 speed Campagnolo Record - bees knees in these days!

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. . . and the coffee stop just ahead - if you make it!

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Coll de Rates basking in evening sunshine - the daily view from our terraza.

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Some roads are made for walking! The switchbacks on the CV752 SE from Castell de Castells proved too much for me!

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The mountain village of Castell de Castells, cut off from the rest of the Jalon Valley since Sep 2009 whilst new road built!

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My ride companions Keith and John climbing the new CV720 to Castells de Castells - a scenic ride on a lovely morn.

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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!

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A rare photo of me 'working'! The short but steep climb to Benirrama, Vall de Gallinera, Alicante

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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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