• 12-29-2011
    abecallejo
    Cantabria (northern Spain)
    Hi all
    here i'll post pics from my rides in Cantabria, a beautiful region in the north coast of Spain

    Lamasón


    Lamasón


    Lamasón


    Lamasón


    Lamasón


    Lamasón


    Lamasón


    Lamasón
  • 12-29-2011
    abecallejo
    Nansa valley from Monte Aa pass, Ruente


    mount Ibio, Mazcuerras


    Monte Aa, Ruente


    El Moral, Los Tojos


    climbing to El Moral, Los Tojos


    Saja river trail, Mazcuerras


    climbing to San Cibrián, Cabezón de la Sal


    Saja-Besaya natural park, near Ucieda, Ruente


    1 km to the top of Cruz de Fuentes pass, Hermandad de Campoo de Suso
  • 12-29-2011
    abecallejo
    coastal trail in Ubiarco, Santillana del Mar


    Calderón port, Alfoz de Yoredo


    Bárcena Mayor, Los Tojos


    Cruz de Fuentes pass, Hermandad de Campoo de Suso


    la Cardosa viewponit, Palombera pass, Cabuérniga


    from la Cardosa viewponit, Palombera pass, Cabuérniga
  • 12-29-2011
    abecallejo
    Cruz de Sopeña, Cabuérniga


    Monte Aa, Ruente



    Valfría, Cabuérniga


    Cóbreces, Alfoz de Lloredo


    Nansa valley from El Soplao cave, Rionansa


    climbing to Cruz de Fuentes, Los Tojos


    Monte Aa pass, Ruente
  • 12-29-2011
    abecallejo
    climbing to Obios, Saja-Besaya natural park


    Cos, Mazcuerras


    Cos, Mazcuerras


    mount Tejas, San Felices de Buelna


    mount Tejas, San Felices de Buelna


    mount Tejas, San Felices de Buelna
  • 12-29-2011
    abecallejo
    this time a video:
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/cxub1vlCjdc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 01-02-2012
    MarcoL
    alguno de ustedes corrió la Titan? se me hacen conocidos...
  • 01-05-2012
    abecallejo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MarcoL View Post
    alguno de ustedes corrió la Titan? se me hacen conocidos...

    no, nunca hemos estado en la Titan Desert. Pero este año van a correr dos amigos míos y uno de ellos es favorito para la victoria final. Recuerda este nombre: Angel Gómez "Litu" (ex-profesional del ciclismo de carretera)

    por cierto, si te gustan las carreras maratón yo organizo esta carrera el 19 de mayo en Cabezón de la Sal (Cantabria, norte de España). 165 kms y 4200 m desnivel positivo. El año pasado hubo 4000 participantes:
    Los 10.000 del Soplao
    El último ganador ha sido Angel Gómez "Litu"

    no, we have never been in Titan Desert but this year two of my friends will ride and one of them is favourite to the final victory. Remember this name: Angel Gómez "Litu" (road cycling ex-profesional)

    by the way, if you like marathon races i organice this race on may 19th in Cabezón de la Sal, (Cantabria, northern Spain). 165 kms long and 4200 meters ascension. Last edition there were 4000 riders participating.
    Los 10.000 del Soplao
    Last winner was Angel Gómez "Litu".

    un saludo
  • 01-05-2012
    MarcoL
    corri la Titán en 2011, estuvo bien, este año nos vamos en Mayo a la Transportugal, me encantaría estar en tu carrera pero creo que si terminamos estaremos bastante agotados, preciosas fotos, saludos desde México.
  • 02-20-2012
    abecallejo
    View from San Esteban Chapel, Oyambre Natural Park, Valdáliga.


    Las Nieves Chapel, Cabrojo, Cabezón de la Sal.
  • 02-22-2012
    abecallejo
    great ride yesterday :)

    climbing to El Moral, Ruente, Saja-Besaya Natural Park


    El Moral, Los Tojos, Saja-Besaya Natural Park


    El Moral, Los Tojos, Saja-Besaya Natural Park


    El Moral, Los Tojos, Saja-Besaya Natural Park


    Nuestra Señora del Moral chapel and mountain refuge, Los Tojos, Saja-Besaya Natural Park
  • 02-29-2012
    arturbo
    Nice pics. Cantabria is a perfect place to ride. I've only ride three or four times because the problem is that i don't konw trails.

    Keep going!!
  • 02-29-2012
    Lanyonheinemann
    wow that place looks incredible
  • 02-29-2012
    Lanyonheinemann
    Have you ever been to malaga for MTB?
  • 03-01-2012
    abecallejo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Lanyonheinemann View Post
    Have you ever been to malaga for MTB?

    Yes, I've rode "La Legión 101 kms" (101KM-24H) and I would like to ride that race again. Serranía de Ronda area is great place to ride. My brother is living in Benalmádena now and he also loves MTB so it's easy for me to go there (I only have to drive 1000 kms :) )
  • 03-01-2012
    abecallejo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by arturbo View Post
    Nice pics. Cantabria is a perfect place to ride. I've only ride three or four times because the problem is that i don't konw trails.

    Keep going!!

    here you have plenty of trails: Cantabria en bici. Rutas en bicicleta de montaña por Cantabria
  • 03-01-2012
    abecallejo
    great day again :), yestarday I rode 105 kms

    Braña de Espinas, Mancomunidad Campoo - Cabuérniga, Saja-Besaya Natural Park


    Braña de Espinas mountain refuge, Mancomunidad Campoo - Cabuérniga, Saja-Besaya Natural Park


    Saja to Ozcaba pass trail, Mancomunidad Campoo - Cabuérniga, Saja-Besaya Natural Park
  • 03-01-2012
    MREGAN
    Great photos. This place looks amazing.

    I ride over in La Cerdania, Girona, Barcelona three times a year.
  • 03-30-2012
    natp00
    Amazing!!

    Special tires for snow?
  • 04-03-2012
    abecallejo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by natp00 View Post
    Amazing!!

    Special tires for snow?

    No, I was wearing my normal tyres: IRC Mythos XC II
  • 04-04-2012
    abecallejo
    This is the area where i use to ride: Saja-Nansa region, in the west of Cantabria
    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/37944948?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="400" height="220" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/37944948">COMARCA SAJA-NANSA</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/jacmedia">JacMedia S.L.</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

    And this is a promotional video of Cantabria (in english):
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/tbnroW4CwdQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 05-04-2012
    abecallejo
    and finally good weather!!!!
    Comillas
  • 05-22-2012
    abecallejo
    This weekend i have participated in the VI edition of the epic 165 kms marathon "Los 10000 del Soplao" (Los 10.000 del Soplao . We sufered extreme weather contitions, with heavy rain, snow and hail, and lot of people were taken to hospital with hypothermia. I'm happy because i finished and i haven't problems neither physical, neither mechanical.

    some pics of me i got from internet

    start in Cabezón de la Sal:


    El Soplao cave, mud everywhere:


    downhilling from El Soplao cave to Celis:


    climbing Monte Aa:


    crossing La Fuentona, in Ruente:


    climbing to El Moral:


    4kms to finish:


    finish:
  • 05-22-2012
    dfilp
    great pic's!
  • 11-06-2012
    abecallejo
    the links to most of the pics are broken and i can't edit it :(
  • 11-06-2012
    abecallejo
    Yesterday i climbed to Monte Aa, my jocker trail (the trail where i go when i have little time or do not know where to go). It's early november and the woods are lovely, in all the splendor of autumn. Too bad my phone camera is rubbish and not capture all the colours of the trees

    Monte Aa (Ruente):


    Monte Aa (Ruente):
  • 11-23-2012
    abecallejo
    Well, yesterday's ride to forget. I had everything ready with lights and reflectors with the intention of arriving at night .... and at 18:00 arrived home with a flat tire.
    Saja River (Ruente)
  • 11-24-2012
    BlueViajero
    Desconocìa que las condiciones climatologicas de este año en el Soplao hubieran sido tan duras, apenas he subido a Toledo este año(resido en Càdiz) y son los bikers de aquella zona que suelen asistir los que me mantienen al tanto. Un saludo de un gaditano recien llegado a mtbr.

    Pd: El soplao es un clàsico en todas las listas de retos pendientes de la mayorìa de buenos ciclistas que conozco, un año de estos....
  • 12-22-2012
    abecallejo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BlueViajero View Post
    Desconocìa que las condiciones climatologicas de este año en el Soplao hubieran sido tan duras, apenas he subido a Toledo este año(resido en Càdiz) y son los bikers de aquella zona que suelen asistir los que me mantienen al tanto. Un saludo de un gaditano recien llegado a mtbr.

    Pd: El soplao es un clàsico en todas las listas de retos pendientes de la mayorìa de buenos ciclistas que conozco, un año de estos....

    This edition we suffered extreme weather conditions
    Este año hemos tenido condiciones meteorológicas extremas

    saludos
  • 12-22-2012
    abecallejo
    Yesterday i had a day off so a took my bike and went for a long ride, probably my last ride of the year

    El Moral pass, Cantabria


  • 01-22-2013
    abecallejo
    After more than a week of rain without pause... a sunny afternoon!!!
    I felt fine and returned home with a smile in my face, i really needed it.

    views from San Esteban Chapel. Monte Corona, Cantabria


  • 01-31-2013
    abecallejo
    Hi all
    Yesterday was a strange day. Forecast was south wind and clear sky son I set up in short trousers (it was 20ºC). One hour later wind changed to north, a dark cloud came from the sea and fog came downhill with a light rain. I had to change plans and redefine my route. Finally I rode nearly 2 hours and 41 kms but I didn't ride the trail I wanted.

  • 03-04-2013
    abecallejo
    Today i'll post this video filmed last week near my home

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/60898543" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/60898543">WINTER RIDING</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/mallorcariders">Mallorca Riders</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
  • 08-20-2013
    abecallejo
    This time I headed to the south of Cantabria to ride in the ancient territory of Los Carabeos.

    lane between Loma Somera (Valderredible) and Aldea de Ebro (Valdeprado del Río)


    Aldea de Ebro (Valdeprado del Río)


    Aldea de Ebro (Valdeprado del Río), romanic Iglesia de San Juan Bautista (XIII century)


    Aldea de Ebro (Valdeprado del Río)


    Natural Ebro River Way GR99