Saturday, 6 June 2015

Mallorca 2015

Gathering in Mallorca for the 60th Birthday celebrations of Jan, our Club Secretary, there was a great opportunity for further training in the Tramuntana Mountains.
One notable event was Jan's first attempt at the magnificent Sa Colabra route, abandoned last year due to over-hydration the evening before ;-)

A short ride to the lighthouse at Cap de Formentor for the reconnaissance party in week 1
Cap de Formentor
Rehydration as per Club Rules :-)
...but just to note that there was also a lot of slacking before the President arrived
The boys looking far too fresh before their first ride up to Lluc
Second day on the bike, a good effort to reach the first col of the day, only 2000m of climbing still to do... 
Coastal views before the Sa Colabra turn
Jan looking confident before his first descent of the famed Sa Colabra road
The descent to Sa Colabra, mercifully quiet on the day
Approaching the bottom of the road
The return to the col, 9.5km at an average of 7%...about one hour's riding for us mere mortals
Jan and Stewie nearing the summit
Stewie, Heyddie, Jan and Carlos looking very pleased with themselves!

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