Had a great ride around the quiet side of the lake today. It was on a route which all the local maps and google maps said did not exist; but I could see it on google satellite so I had a go. It was a bit broken up by the rain – land-slips, sink-holes and trees across the road; so a car could not have made it.
Some tree had decided that today was the day to release its seeds, and I kept running into areas thick with floating seeds, like that scene out of Legend. I also got ambushed by a fox but I suspect he didn’t know what he was jumping out at. He tried to chase for a bit, but I was going faster than him and he realised he couldn’t eat a bike, so he rapidly gave up. I looked back to see him standing iin the road looking confused.
I was heading for a place called Hornos, but as I arrived I found the track had been washed away; the only alternative was to go around the hill and up the tarmac on the other side. But by then I was half way to the next village, Cortijos Nuevos, so I headed on to there instead. When I arrived I found it was a bit of a dump, so I moved on to Segura de la Sierra, 15km away, which stood on a big hill and has a great castle on top. Took me a while to get there, and on one road I found part was again washed away. But this time it was just the tarmac that had been washed into the river. So I rode through the hole with startled workmen looking on.
I had booked a hotel on line during the trip, but when I arrived in Segura de la Sierra, the place was shut! But a very nice bloke in the local information centre opened up specially and found me another hotel. I have a problem with my trailer’s axle and would like to explore the castle so will stay here today and do another big ride tomorrow.
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