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    SS ride: photo report

    Hello again!

    Finaly a great sunny Saturday!
    Good conditions for a so many times postponed ride on the north border of Portugal, in the region of Montalegre.
    Our navigation was based on a gps track that I drawed using the 1:25000 military maps of the region, without previous knowledge of the terrain.
    The riders:
    - me and Filipe "ET" (singlespeed)
    - Tico, Sérgio M., Sérgio L. and João (*****cat dolls)

    Data:
    -Distance: 57km
    -Positive climbing: 1800m
    -Terrain: beautiful landscapes, some climbs, not technical

    Here they are, the photos:

    Castle of Montalegre


    Filipe "ET": first climb of day


    Crossing Portugal/Spain border


    "ET" and me


    Speeding!


    Nice trail


    Sérgio, a gentleman!


    João, our Padawan!


    This is the problem with virtual tracks!


    Larouco Mountain: pleased to meet you!


    Ascending Larouco


    The top!


    Paragliding take-off spot


    Tico


    Sérgio...


    Going doooowwwwwnnnnnn!


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    Very nice pictures! Thanks for posting.

    I especially like this one:


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    hmmzzzz very nice...

    I still have a few weeks of vacation left in my checkbook. Might cash em en go to Portugal. sure looks fine over there.

    Did you just guesstimate the track conditions from the topographical maps? My experience is that those maps are not always that accurate when it comes to rideability of tracks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiDaDunlop
    hmmzzzz very nice...
    Did you just guesstimate the track conditions from the topographical maps? My experience is that those maps are not always that accurate when it comes to rideability of tracks.
    Those maps are produced by portuguese army. This is not a big country so 623 maps cover all the territory.
    They are very precise, those militarys do a good job. Of course the maps editions are updated from time to time (decades) but we are lucky since the last edition started coming out a few years ago.

    You can see an example here: http://fotos.sapo.pt/indy/pic/000fpcbp

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