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    eastern canadian perspective riding somewhere else...

    change of pace here... rode somewhere else this week... it was like opposite land compared to my green eastern canadian experence...

    it was hot, crazy hot... 45c raises everything to a new level. i had to carry two huge water bladders. also your camelback kit varied a bit. pre ride check list was tools, tubes, water... pistol/ammo? huh i said? recomended for security they said... i really didn't want to carry it due to the extra weight, though i think they trying to make a pack mule out of me.

    here's the ride group



    up in the mountains



    rode on this roman aqueduct, the area has had people living there for over 4000 years!





    trail goes down to the river



    rode down to a border, had to wait until security patrols passed to snap a quick pic. don't want to get detained in this area.



    date palms on the ride back to town



    post ride eats where awesome...


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    Whoa! Sure is refreshing to see other riding conditions/landscapes. Awesome pics! Nice distraction from the bullying and mud-slinging.

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    9/10

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious
    Whoa! Sure is refreshing to see other riding conditions/landscapes. Awesome pics! Nice distraction from the bullying and mud-slinging.
    If you would have had a picture of beer, I would have given you a perfect 10

    Nice pics.....
    It's only pain......

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    yeah the beer situation was sad, though i did crack a "la fin du monde" as soon as i got back from the airport.

    we did try a ride by the dead sea but it was to friggin hot so went for a swim instead

    the landscapes are wild there... thats an old roman seige fort down there



    the water is heavy and thick, almost like oil. you bob like a cork.



    all along the shoreline there are these crazy mineral formations





    don't leave your bikes near the water...


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    nice pics! The dead sea is a funny thing, when it's so hot outside you think it'd be refreshing to take a dip but it feels more like swimming in a warm thick bath...I heard the Judea Valley in the Golan is a great place to ride but haven't been there with my bike yet...someday hopefully!

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    good duty free spots at the airport... my score


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    Awesome pics, what parts of the country did you visit? From the photos, looks like the Galil, Jerusalem area and maybe the Negev?

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    yup you got it... also tiberias and here...


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    support toronto pride!

    herods bath house...


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    Did you get around to coast areas, Tel Aviv, Haifa or Acre?

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    yup, tel aviv beach was great... just people watching was fun. sat by the banana bar on the beach, had a few drinks, somes eats. very civilized...


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    Nice, thanks for sharing the photos.

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    thanks

    got two routes mapped now...




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    Super

    As always.
    Thanks for the MTB cultural experience.

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