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Yes, it was very windy here

I was very high

The town of Orgiva

I followed that road to the left - around, up and over!

Another small village in the Las Alpujarras

Made it to the Sea (Costa del Sol)


Distance: 95kms

Ride Time: 5 hrs

Total Time: 8 hrs

Avg Speed: 19kph

Elevation: 7.5/10

Crapometer: 7/10

Max Speed: 64kph

Weather: Hot and very windy (extreme in places) 32 degrees

# of Switchbacks: 6

Today started off as an awesome ride. I didn't realise how high I was until I went over the ridge from Granada. I ended up going further than planned (i.e. via Orgiva) because I couldn't find where the road I was on headed back on to the main road after it stopped being a motorway. I ended up going via Orgiva which was a brilliant ride but very hard, especially as I had to go into the wind that was helping me in the morning. I got blown off twice and had to wait for the wind to die down before I continued riding. When I got to Motril and then to the campsite on the Costa del Sol I was knackered. Pitched my tent and went straight to sleep.



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