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Re: [OM] Nathan's PAD 29/9/2019: a delightful surprise during my bike ri

Subject: Re: [OM] Nathan's PAD 29/9/2019: a delightful surprise during my bike ride
From: Wayne Shumaker <om3ti@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2019 06:22:29 -0700
Don't you love it when, on some inner instinct, you head off exploring in some 
direction and come across the unexpected?


At 9/29/2019 12:00 PM, you wrote:

>I wanted to do a ride with decent distance and climbing today, so I decided to 
>cycle to the town of Relleu, a round trip of 63 km with about 1000 meters of 
>climbing. The weather was great, not much wind, so a very enjoyable ride 
>overall. But the nice part was what I found in Relleu. The town/village (about 
>1100 inhabitants) were celebrating their fiestas patronales, a mix of the 
>Moros y Cristianos common around here, and a celebration of the townâ??s 
>patron saint. I got an idea that something out of the ordinary was going on 
>when the street where I usually buy my Coke looked like this:
>The people, young and old, were dressed up for the occasion (note another 
>confused cyclist in the background):
>The outfits were, well, different:
>A sort of ritual dance was performed in front of the church:
>The parade had a somewhat agricultural theme, even though there is not much 
>agriculture in the area, aside from some goats and olive trees:
>In any event, it was all very nice and colourful, and it made me take a 30 
>minute break just to take it all in:
>So cycling is good for my health, and also good for my photography and 
>appreciation of the local traditions.
>Nathan Wajsman
>Alicante, Spain
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