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    Northern Spain

    A couple of weeks ago I took a trip with some friends up to the north of Spain. We stayed in a small, and I mean small town north of Burgos. Three days of great riding in the general area and then on the 4th day we drove a little further north east to do a MTB Marathon. Here are some pics of the first three days. Sorry no pics of the Marathon.
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    more pics

    some more pics from the trip
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    looks good

    Nice pics.
    the - E - dog

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    Beautiful..

    Spain? Looks a bit like Arizona. The whole world is perfect for this biking. Maybe mountain bikers will take over and rule the WORLD!
    And now I'm off to ride my little part of the globe.
    Thanks for posting the pics of your great ride!

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    Hi Gregg, yeah it definitely reminded me of the southwest U.S. The last day however, when we went further northeast was very different with green tall mountains. It was a great trip. Glad you enjoyed the pics.

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    nice pics....

    one word

    LUCKY
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Ah Espana!

    I went to school there for 10 months. I love that country so much. I bought a BMX and it got jacked like 5 days later. Oh well. I want to go back and mtb. I did hike and camp in the north as well. I will have to get my map and journal to remember the name of the town and trail.

    Did you guys go with guides or read up and explore?
    How do you afford your rock n roll bike style...

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    I have a friend here who runs a psuedo MTB guide company and he is originally from Burgos. So this past spring while visiting his folks he started checking out some of the riding up there and tried to organize 2 guided trips. We were sort of the guinea pig group but it was a complete blast. Check out his web page at www.surmtb.com.

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    Nice pics - I spent about 6 weeks in spain during college (with my mtb) and will never forget it- great country
    This is just need to know information: Am i supposed to enjoy the irony or pity the sincerity?

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    Those are some great pictures. I'm thinking about getting a job in northern Spain later this year. Looks like I'll have to look at the maps to work out exactly where Burgos is.

    Another guy posted some beautiful shots from Cantabria but he said it was mostly fireroad with little singletrack. Your pictures look like they must have been some distance from there.

    Cheers,

    Duncan

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    Northern Spain

    Hey Duncan,
    Glad you like the pics. They were taken north of Burgos on the way to Santander. Good luck with getting a job. Unless you have an EU passport or some other "in", they make it really freaking hard to get a work permit in Spain and I imagine the rest of Europe these days. If you know any tricks, let me know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndbike
    Hey Duncan,
    Glad you like the pics. They were taken north of Burgos on the way to Santander. Good luck with getting a job. Unless you have an EU passport or some other "in", they make it really freaking hard to get a work permit in Spain and I imagine the rest of Europe these days. If you know any tricks, let me know!
    I've got dual citizenship (New Zealand/British) with an EU passport. A major priority in choosing where I live is the accessability to good biking, and your photos have given me a great idea of what I might see in Spain.

    Cheers,

    Duncan

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    Santander

    I spent a memorable summer in Santander and would highly recommend checking it out. I did some hiking and backbacking while there and, looking back, think there would be some awesome mountain biking opportunities. The mountains are steep, green, lush and full of ancient paths and roadways. Unfortunately for me, my visit was just before mountain biking was invented.

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    I`m from the North of Spain, Asturias.
    We`ve got one of the best trails in Spain, gonna put you some photos.
    More or less, the lnandscapes here are similar to north-pacific coast in the US.
    In the south, the trails are awesome too.
    The canarias islands are another paradise for MTB.
    in summary, we´ve got a fantastic place to ride in almost every part of spain.
    Enjoy and hope to see you riding here.
    PS If you want some information, send me a private Messasge or an Email.
    Bye!
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    Another one

    Gotta come!!

    C`mon, Spanish people, put your photos here !!
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    Titopol, the first photo you have upload it´s me I´cant believe it!!!!!!

    Hello everybody

    I´m a spanish rider, from Madrid (Center spain)

    Now i haven´t got photos to upload, but i promise to do it this afternoon.

    As titopol has said there are a lot of places to ride and the landscapes are very different.

    If you want information of Madrid rides ask us, we will try to help you!!!

    And if you want information we have 2 big forums in spain

    www.foromtb.com
    www.foromountainbike.com

    Happy trails!!!

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    hello everybody. ,ve

    Im from spain , Gran Canaria the paradise biker of the world . All the year we have similar temperatures 25 g celsius , a lot of singletracks and nices beach too .
    Photos ....http://jaya.dyndns.info/gallery/
    Tomac and Manitou testers was here the last spring doing a lot of rides to test suspensions .
    If you come to spain lets us know , we are very happy to ride with new people and show our mountains .

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    España, la madre patria.

    Beautiful pics and scenery.

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    eeeehhh... aaahhhhhh...
    How to explain you... ¿?¿?¿?

    Asturias, northern spain, where born the "RIIIAAAA" spirit.

    (joder, como le cuesta a uno recuperar el ingles de la E.G.B. )

    greetings.

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    Mithril, that one is one of my favourites. it´s the spirit of the true adventure in MTB.
    See you.

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    Wow, what a surprise how popular this thread is all of a sudden!

    (¡Vaya, que sorpresa de pronto la popularidad de esta “thread”!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by titopol
    Mithril, that one is one of my favourites. it´s the spirit of the true adventure in MTB.
    See you.
    Petatio absoluta!!!! ;-)

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    Hi everyone, my first post here

    I have also had the chance to ride with titopol this summer and that was great!







    But we also have good trails in the south

    This is Granada:







    This is gilena (near estepa, in the middle betwen seville and granada)






    And this is aracena, in the north of Huelva:



    and here we are:

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    "For the glory of my mother!!! How many human persons from de "Iberos Land"."


    More pics from Asturias, North of Spain.
    Some of my favourites that I show in our blog/web. www.frewebs.com/elcastron or http://elcastronbtt.blogcindario.com/

    Greetings.
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    Thanks, a very refreshing thread.

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