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 Post subject: Xmas for the Eurotrash!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:07 pm 
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Looks like I'm the only Eurotrash here at the moment.....so just to get this section going here's some stuff from Xmas Day 2008!

Location.....NE Granada, Andalucia, Southern Spain!

I went to church......didn't plan to go......but I ended up there! I was hoping to get a Xmas Day ride....but it was freezing, with snow still on the ground!

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When I'd done 60 miles I reached Caravaca de la Cruz.....which is apparently the fifth holiest city in the world. So as it was Xmas Day I thought I'd visit the church and sanctuary which overlooks the city...which is some sort of historic medieval building.
Had to ride through the cobbled footpaths of the Medieval Quarter to get to it....not sure that was entirely legal, but if I got pulled I'd just play the dumb tourist card.

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So I reached the church at the summit which is built like a castle. You enter the main courtyard through giant gates....and this is what you see...

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The views over the city are amazing....

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All those were taken on what essentially is the balcony of the castle....

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And the church building is in the middle....

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Went inside and it was amazing.....but there were people worshipping (very emotionally) so it wouldn't have been appropriate to take photos! But the place was like a palace....absolutely incredible!

There was a seperate courtyard....not sure if it signifies anything!

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Then back on the bike....and a 60 mile return journey.....by which time the temperatures were really dropping!

But I did it! Home by 5.30pm.....and a Xmas Day rideout with a difference......a visit to church!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:59 pm 
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Hard not to appreciate the architecture and scenery. Overlooking the small town is a classic shot.

Thx!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:46 pm 
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Wow! Great stuff. Thanks for posting. :good:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:21 pm 
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Amazing pictures! Thanks!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:28 pm 
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Superb. I love European culture and architecture. Every time I am over there I marvel at it all, including the food. It is so different then Canada, which is only 300 years old.

Thanks again for sharing :s_thumbsup

PS - have you ever ridden in Switzerland? Those roads would be a hoot on a bike. I know how much fun they were in an Alfa Romeo :s_cool

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:41 pm 
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bchunter wrote:
have you ever ridden in Switzerland? Those roads would be a hoot on a bike. I know how much fun they were in an Alfa Romeo :s_cool


Fraid not.....Britain and Spain.....nowhere else.

Bit of a shock when I first came here in 2005, having to ride on the RH side of the road after 35 years on the left. Had a few risky moments when I forgot where I was though! :o


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:37 am 
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If I had a bucket list, A Euro ride would be on top, nice photos


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:25 pm 
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Looks like I'm the only Eurotrash here at the moment....

My family is from the UK so I'm part eurotrash. Go Real Madrid - Barca are the best but I'd like to see someone compete with them. Love the pics.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:00 am 
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Crawford~Vegas wrote:
XTreme wrote:
Looks like I'm the only Eurotrash here at the moment....

My family is from the UK so I'm part eurotrash. Go Real Madrid - Barca are the best but I'd like to see someone compete with them. Love the pics.


I'd ditch my British passport in a heartbeat.....but I'll always be Welsh! Image


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I'd ditch my British passport in a heartbeat.....but I'll always be

Hey I didn't say I was English!
I have relatives in Colwyn Bay. Me Mum is in Edinburgh. That passport is a Euro-passport nowadays.


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