|10-26-2005, 11:45 AM||#1|
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Joined: Apr 2004
Location: Dordrecht, holland
Braga to Cartagena
This is photo report from my trip from Braga (Portugal) to Cartagena (Spain) in three and half days doing 1500 km (930 miles).
I was in Braga at the racing track to do data logging for European Championschip rider Patrick Lakerveld. This was the last but one race of the series. The last race was held at the Cartagena track a week later. So I had brought the 640 Adventure with me to do the transfer with the bike instead of with the boring truck.
First the race:
The track is layed out around a small airfield.
lHe came in fourth, and clinching second overall in the EC series.
I mapped a nice route on the GPS and off I went on monday morning.
The Douro river near MesÃ£o Frio.
The bridges near Peso da Regua.
Wineyard in Portugal near Lamago.
The town square of Lamago with a 700 steps stair leading up to a cathedral.
This year Portugal (and Spain) had a lot of forest fires.
Some Portugese village.
Off-road with the Adventure
Part of a very old fort near the border with Spain (Castelo Bom).
Green forest in the center of Spain!
Sierra de la Pena de Francia with the town of La Alberca in the middle.
This bridge is normally under water, but because of the droughts the reservoir is nearly empty and the bridge is ridable again.
Near La Pesga (very small village in Spain).
Another empty reservoir (Embalsa de Gabriel Y Galan).
Locals told me this is a Roman bath house/bridge thing. But the stone says 1799.
This really is a Roman arch. This rest of the Roman village, where this arch belongs to, is on the bottom of a reservoir. The arch was the only thing that is moved up the banks. (Embalsa de Valdecanas)
Empty terrasses because of bad weather. (Guadalupe)
The church in Guadalupe.
A very big castle (Castillo de Calatrava la Nueva)
The village of Villamamanrique.
Drinking (coffee for me please) with the locals in Beas de Segura.
The mountain range of Sierra de Alcaraz and Sierra de Segura.
Autumn colors again.
The bridge with the seventeen arches it is called. It's an aquaduct.
An abandoned mine near Mazarron.
Finish of the trip at the harbor of Cartagena
Back to work again for the race team at the track.
KTM Adv 640, 2003
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|10-26-2005, 09:20 PM||#2|
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: Dave Rankine, Reno NV
Here in Nevada we think stuff built in 1960 is old. You have a better perspective in Spain. David
Pavement! We don't need no stinkin pavement.
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