We invented a new sport today, ObstacleRoadCycling - which could easily turn into a demolition derby.
Our plan was to cycle from Tavira to Qaunteria - we thought a 65 km easy ride. We were partly right. For a while we peddled through countryside, through a path across a scenic marsh, and down country roads. We had a delicious lunch next to a fort in the old city of Faro, and looked forward to a smooth and scenic 15 or 20 km to Quanteria.
|Vince, strong at the fort|
|Marie-Eve Roy, a happy cyclist|
It was not to be - part of the Velo 1 route was not finished, a long stretch after lunch was sand and dirt, and bumps, and our ride turned into an obstacle course. But we all made it, 70 kms later, dirty, dusty and tired, but I hope proud. As Madame Perez says (see June 9), "c'est ca la vie"!
|Ain't no mountain high enough|
|Ain't no valley low enough|
|Ain't no river wide enough |
(Apologies to Marvin Gaye)
... and now, with a different theme:
|Faster than a speeding locomotive!|
|No fence can contain us!|
Oh yes, I forgot to mention that we had great cuttlefish for lunch, and we put the black ink to good use!
|We are strong|
On arrival in Quanteria we rewarded ourselves with hot showers, and a great dinner!
C'est ca la vie!