Majorca diary

Day 1 Monday 25th April 2016
Early EasyJet flight meant a stupid o’clock start, flight okay but a long delay with picking up the car meant it was getting on for mid-day before getting to the hotel, upgrade to a bigger room was nice. Bit of a delay picking up the Colnago v1-r’s. Went for a hilly 2.5 hour ride. Felt very tired. Disaster, Darryl lost his passport picking up the bikes.

Day 2
Warm and sunny day and a big hilly ride including Sa Colobra. Not that impressed with the bike as the saddle kept slipping.

Now very tired.

Day 3
Drove out to Petra and did the Tour of the monasteries, well two anyway. Desperate for a recovery ride today but typically of Rob ended up being nearly 60 miles with 2 big climbs. Felt very tired so soft tapped keeping HR below 140. Very warm and sunny day, with coffee and lunch at the top of both climbs made up for the long ride.

Day 4
Drove out to Selva to do a climbing day, legs felt much better and generally not so tired. Had a light lunch in Soller. Weather very dull and damp, cold at the top of Puig Major and low cloud. Heating back on at the room.

Day 5 Friday
Just myself and John today as Darryl & Rob were on passport duty, Darryl had to get a train from Inca to Palma. Rode out to Petra and up to the Monastery, then to Inca where we met Darryl & Rob. Darryl came with us up to the Monastery while Rob did his own loop. The 3 of us then rode via the orange groves. Petra was really nice sitting in the square with coffee & cake. Coffee back in Pollensa in Tolos.

Day 6 Saturday
Up sharpish and out the door by 8:30 for the out to the lighthouse and back ride. Bit of rain made this a UK type of ride and especially easy on the descents. Nightmare traffic because of the ride 312. Late lunch in Santa Maria, typical Easyjet flight delay.

Great week of cycling with a good bunch of guys.