At 6/12/2022 12:01 PM, Nathan wrote:
>I will be unable to cycle for a week, since tomorrow morning I have an early
>meeting and on Tuesday morning I depart for a business trip to my favourite
>country, Denmark, where I will stay until Sunday but with no time for cycling.
>So today I wanted to do a proper ride, and I decided to go to the Carrasqueta
>mountain pass, a good 35 km climb from sea level where I live to 1020 meters.
>Once you leave the coast, temperatures here are on the wrong side of 40C (104F
>in imperial money) so the key was to leave early, around 8:15, to make sure
>that any climbing would be done before it got seriously hot.
>About 6 km from the pass there is a roadside bar called Venta Teresa where I
>always stop for a Coke and a snack. Part of the attraction (aside from the
>fact that this is the ONLY such facility during the last 15 km of the climb)
>are the funny decorations they have:
>Including this â??weather stationâ?? which I have translated in the caption:
>The owner came out to greet me while I was taking the preceding photos:
>After enjoying my snack (an empanadilla de atÃºn) I got back on the bike and
>climbed the remaining 300 meters over 6 km. The views from the pass never get
>The buildings on the coast are Alicante (to the right) and El Campello (where
>I live) to the left.
>Then I got back on the bike and let gravity to its thing to get me home. After
>uploading my ride to Garmin Connect, I saw that the maximum temperature
>reached 42C. No wonder I have been thirsty all day.
I hope you are taking some electrolytes also. Here in AZ, temps (imperial) 108
F, find it necessary. Although if I ride, though, I try to get out before
temperatures hit 95F.
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