The more observant of you may wonder what happened to Day23, the answer is not much! I basically I flew back out to Zaragoza on Ryanair for considerably less than the flight the other way! Just as well I called in at home as the central heating had deflated so when Nest told it to wake up nothing would have happened 🙁 The flight back was uneventful except for getting some great aerial pics 🙂 The taxis refused to take me to the hotel (to close I suspect) so told me to to get on the bus instead, The Hotel Diagonal Plaza is OK except for lack of staircases and a shower like in a second rate British B&B 🙁 Their dinner was nothing to write home about either.
So today it was Geoff meeting the Sistema Ibérico mountain range with it’s over 3000 feet passes 🙁 I left Zaragoza on a very stony path alongside The Canal Imperial de Aragón before hitting the really quiet N-330 road, lots of road bikers around all of them happily waving to me. Compare and contrast to Germany 🙂
I noticed that the front light was looking rather limp, poor things bracket had suffered metal fatigue and sheared in two 🙁 I started searching the industrial estates for the likes of McKays but to no avail. Eventually at a garage I worked out a scheme using ty-raps to hold it in place until the next bumpy track.
Then it was the major climbs, really interesting to see how the road has grown over the years, as I crawled up, from a twisty track to the highway I was on to the motorway zooming over my head
The town of Daroca is quite stunning with its castle and medieval centre, should have stopped there but I had booked the Albergue in the next village at Baguena.
A great days biking in excellent weather. Strava says I did 67.9 miles and 3,285 feet of climbing and I’m well pleased with the 11mph too, given the stony track & cruising around industrial estates 🙂
Todays pics should be here
and the heart data is here:
Day24 Zaragoza to Baguena Lifeday 25,274 https://t.co/LVfmb99skL https://t.co/C3oMN1ZRLi
HOPE photo 24 wasent your hotel for , it looked a bit run down ….ha ha
Its what happens when you build a new motorway and no one comes to see you anymore 🙁