Just been in Amsterdam for a couple of days – good times. I met up with James, and we’ve been riding around and tip-toeing through the tulips. Haven’t seen many windmills though. Cycling is a great way to get around here – so flat and cycle lanes everywhere. I got overtaken (on the bike) by a girl in a suit, wearing high heels and talking on the mobile phone. Everybody there rides a bike – it’s even at the stage where finding a bike park can be difficult.
Anyhow, we’re just in southern Holland staying with a friend, in Breda. Off to Belgium tomorrow, then to Norway on Monday. Hopefully to Stockholm and Copenhagen from there, but no plans from there.
Have just spent the last week riding a mountain bike in the Cordoba region, in Andalucia, southern Spain. I’ve attached some photos below.
This is a pretty typical vista from our rides – lots of olive groves spanning into the distance. The olives here are really good, and the olive oil is tops too. But olive oil factories have a smell that is definately similar to beer farts.
Near the top of one of the climbs – it was quite hot when we were there. Three days of temperatures of well over 30 degrees, with one reaching 40. Needless to say, the climbs were hot, but the downhills were definately worth it.
This is the main descent into Cabra – some fun rocky sections and quite tight switchbacks. The riding there is quite diverse – some good fun singletrack, technical rocky stuff, fast loose rocky sections and tough climbs.