Patricia is apparently setting off shortly to cycle from Irún in the north to Tarifa in the south. Um, it’s snowing all across the north at the moment.
I am grounded for the moment, but a gears-free Barcelona-León trip is in the works, if anyone fancies a spin. ViaMichelin now offers a bike route planner which says that routes cannot exceed 200km. Duh.
J recently cycled to Santiago and came back on fast trains without packing up his bike by getting on the next train whenever conductors put him off the previous one. Perseverance!
- If car-drivers become arseholes because of deindividuation
… then why do single cyclists end up the same despite lacking most of the contributory conditions?
- Non-existent roads on Spanish maps
I’ve cycled south from Albacete via Yeste twice. On both occasions it would have been really nice to have had a direct road or track from Parolis / Parolix to Los Arroyos, but there just isn’t one, whatever all the maps say. The road from Miller up to the sierra does exist, but those extra 25km …
- How to make your trip more confortable
“Confortable” is one of the mainstays of lousy Spanish-English translation, and Barcelona’s transport authority is happy to oblige:
If you know what you want to do and how to get there, get information on how to make your trip more confortable. TMB moves Barcelona and works everyday to give everybody a confortable, fast and environment-friendly service.
- Barcelona and the great European fire sale
And an explanation of why “La gata sobre el tejado de zinc” is, in metallurgical-roofing terms, an inappropriate translation of “Cat on a hot tin roof”.