WK 400 Trail bikes head south for some RB5 fun

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Re: WK 400 Trail bikes head south for some RB5 fun

Post by shed » Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:14 pm

This is the best ride report ever, (thumbs) just enough story and photos to keep you wanting more. Can't wait to go back to the pyrenees next year.

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Re: WK 400 Trail bikes head south for some RB5 fun

Post by Simon_100 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:58 am

micksea wrote:Just read through this,could be a good warm up for the HISS
Not a bad idea Mick, but although the HISS is pretty laid back it's not a chill out zone ... (thumbs)

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PS - away from the Pyrenees, the HISS Challenge in Teruel is going to live up to its name - I survey two ace 'Nemesis' trails yesterday ...

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Re: WK 400 Trail bikes head south for some RB5 fun

Post by Glenn_G » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:13 pm

Monday 19th september 2016

Up at 0700 and away before 0900


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We missed out on visiting Castillo de Loarre in 2014 due to lack of time, so this time thought we'd be okay and see the castle, wrong as the castle didn't open till 1000. However took some pictures from the outside


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Post by Glenn_G » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:13 pm

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including a friendly wild? dog who would check out all new visitors to the carpark for scraps in a friendly way :)

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Post by Glenn_G » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:17 pm

Then off down the hill and a little off route detour into Ayerbe for fuel, and we work out they're doing 70mpg which we thought was alright considering their load and terrain covered. Back on the route with some road work and come across two little deer running along side the road, hear us and dart off into the schrubbery. As the day progresses so does the landscape, colour changing to much lighter sand colour, with occasional water

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We stop for a picture

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Re: WK 400 Trail bikes head south for some RB5 fun

Post by Glenn_G » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:18 pm

then a little break in the shade of Los Banales and I enjoy the many blackberries at the side

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It's been a hot day and getting a little low on water we're grateful to find Layanas water fountain as we pass through

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Re: WK 400 Trail bikes head south for some RB5 fun

Post by Glenn_G » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:21 pm

dupl

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Re: WK 400 Trail bikes head south for some RB5 fun

Post by Glenn_G » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:22 pm

We then neared the Bardenas Reales. as it was getting late decided to overnight before crossing in the morning. The Garmin found a b&b right on the edge, ideal we thought to save putting up tents again. I went to check us in and found it was just a refuge :pinch: It consisted of a concrete room with concrete shelf/bed and non lockable door, which had allowed animals entry and they had messed it up a bit. I was thinking it needs a bit of tidying and it'd be fine, Roy later told me he was not keen, but could see I was and went along with it - cheers Roy.


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So we parked the bikes in the garage :)




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Post by Glenn_G » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:23 pm

and got setup to cook some grub

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Re: WK 400 Trail bikes head south for some RB5 fun

Post by Glenn_G » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:24 pm

We then heard some planes overhead and saw four jet fighters doing circuits around the desert for some time, going then coming back again. It appeared two were low and fast chasing each other and the other two were higher up and appeared to be slower - maybe the two high up were watching/reviewing the two below dog fighting? Best picture I could get of them

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