Tjs recovery ride part 6 “Y Viva España”
Walking not cycling which help.
Im a bit concerned at the salad on the menu in hostel
Posted 1 week ago
I’d be asking where the burgers are!Posted 1 week ago
Fabulous meal but nae chipsPosted 6 days ago
The folk im walking with
Posted 6 days ago
Is there a book somewhere in this adventure of yours?Posted 6 days ago
Do you still tow a trailer when walking? 😉Posted 6 days ago
Harry. I am in the process of writing two books. My winter project ( as well as going to the Yukon) is to finish them. It might get a chapter or two in one of them which will be about my last couple of years. That one is part written. The other is only in ouline form so far and is a guide to coping with ageing parentsPosted 6 days ago
tj that menu looks great , reminds me of cycling the camino many years ago
I’d be asking where the burgers are!
BenidormPosted 6 days ago
( as well as going to the Yukon)
Raises eyebrow.Posted 6 days ago
Polar bears snow up to your oxters and minus 25. What could go wrong? Its a bucket list thing to ride a bike on the frozen yukon riverPosted 6 days ago
Adventure it was. Nice walk today of about 13 miles into Pamplona. (Yes i was here a week or two ago) but we had no accomodation booked thinking it would be no problem. It was. A big conference of ophthalmologists had booked every room in the city. Lots of faffing around and we found a place a good few miles out of the city. Then we couldn’t get a taxi. Arrrggghhh.
But then we got a taxi. The place we are staying in is cheap and lovely and we got a decent dinner with vino.
Once again the randomiser flipped from good to shit to great in a few hoursPosted 5 days ago
Saw a bloke walking with a trailer🤣Posted 5 days ago
Its a bucket list thing to ride a bike on the frozen yukon river
I look forward to the pics…Posted 5 days ago
Another great thread!Posted 5 days ago
So looking forward to your future Yukon thread.Posted 5 days ago
Also desperately in need of your advice on coping with elderly parents.
We walked back to Estella today. 20 miles and suprisingly unbroken. Lovely to be walking in tee shirt and shorts in tbe sunshine and the highlight was probably seeing vast amounts of mistletoe in the trees. Something i have never seen bofore.
Then we had to go by car to Logono as one of the posse had to catch a bus to Santander. Now at an official (???) Irish pub drinking beer and eating tapas
Posted 5 days ago
Is there a book somewhere in this adventure of yours?
Im disappointed to find theres no GoPro footage being released nightly onto you-tube. 🙁 This is the 21st century afterall.Posted 5 days ago
Now at an official (???) Irish pub drinking beer and eating tapas
What constitutes Irish Tapas? I assume it’s pretty potato heavy… 😜Posted 5 days ago
Its also fiesta nightPosted 5 days ago
Its also fiesta night
Feria Del TJagain?Posted 4 days ago
But what sort of glass is this to serve beer in
Posted 4 days ago
Its also fiesta night
Looks like a normal night on Calle Laurel. Great place – every bar has their own speciality tapas, particularly good where the big mushrooms with fried bits of serrano ham on top. And the eggs + chips butty thing.Posted 4 days ago
Calle laurelPosted 4 days ago
Those glasses are also used to serve about a finger of “tinto del año” ie young wine. For when you’re “poteando” from bar to bar. When I first came to Spain they cost 0.20€ each but I imagine they cost a wee bit more now!
Btw did you come across the drinking fountain that serves free wine for Camino walkers?Posted 4 days ago
Apparently we are going there tomorrow. Im sure its a good ideaPosted 4 days ago
The bit of the Camino de Santiago that you’re likely to be walking is a part of the Eroica Hispania, the 180km route starts in Haro then through several hilltop villages to Logroño and on to Santa Domingo de la Calzada, mainly on gravel tracks. I restored a Peugeot bike to do it last year only to have the event cancelled on the eve due to the organisers forgetting to get a police permit. This time of year is fantastic in La Rioja when the vines start to go golden brown.Posted 4 days ago
I only got to do two days walking. The others had to go home.
Found the wine fountain this morning
Posted 4 days ago
Im disappointed to find theres no GoPro footage being released nightly onto you-tube. 🙁 This is the 21st century afterall.
Trouble is it’s more involved as the editing and engaging content creation(as opposed to look another mountain to ride over) sort of get in the way of the actual doing 🙂
I think the nicest compromise is using komoot and putting the route ,pics and write up. I’ve been following a random old German bloke doing a 3 month ride ebike and trailer and his pics routes and auto translated write ups are interesting as it gives you ideas for your own routes, places to stay etc.Posted 3 days ago
Jeepers guys. Its hard enough posting pics for this old luddite.
Looks like i am going to set off again on the bike in a couple of days to meander slowly to Santander to get a ferry back to the UK aiming for the oct 3rd ferryPosted 3 days ago
Don’t worry, not much has changed since you left.Posted 3 days ago
Im on my way home. Or at least i will be on Tuesday. Ferry booked Santander to Plymouth. Hire car booked in Plymouth ( but I have my doubts it will actually be there) I’ll set off on the bike again on Tuesday to ride to Santander and the ferry is booked for oct 3.
Autumn has arrived here and its time to go home.
A few more days riding to report on.Posted 2 days ago
Well I got one will be sad to see the end of these amicable and uplifting threads. Can you plan something similar next summer please. 👍Posted 2 days ago
North sea to black sea following the Rhine and the Danube with excursions to transylvania and bohemia perhaps?Posted 2 days ago
North sea to black sea following the Rhine and the Danube with excursions to transylvania and bohemia perhaps?
Sounds good to me, I could be your support crew ready with a nice pastry and a well chilled beer 😉Posted 2 days ago
Its a long time away yet.Posted 2 days ago
I’m due to retire in either April or June next year, fancy some company?Posted 1 day ago
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
Sign up as a Singletrack Member and you can leave comments on stories, use the classified ads, and post in our forums, do quizzes and more.
Join us, join in, it’s free, and fun.