Majorca Training Camp - Day Two
Day Two: San Salvador
Climbing: 1,114 m
Weather: 29 degrees - not a cloud in the sky
There was a small peloton of eager cyclists waiting for us in the car park at 9:00am this morning, after plenty of pumping bottle filling and faffing, changes of socks,etc we headed off in two groups towards Alcudia.
Mark and Richy took the first group who by natural selection decided they were the fastest riders and Sandy and I the second. 50 meters later we passed Mark's group as he wrestled with the punctured tyre on his new Lightweight wheels.
So off we went and tapped along in the sunshine picking up the odd bottle from the van and eventually tackling the climb to San Salvador monastry for lunch and coffee.
Sandy took the fast group back and we followed navigating Felanitx and out on to the narrow roads for home. Ten minutes later Sandy's group came past us having taken in the less picturesque areas of Felanitx.
"When we went past the burned out car for the second time" commented Alan "I thought something might be amiss, he should set up his own company: 'Sandy de-Tours".
Tony 'The Unit' Purcell
Sandy was joined on the front of the group by Tony 'The Unit' Purcell who enjoys nothing more than churning away into a head wind. He's been named 'The Unit' as he can knock out 375 watts at threshold and still keep talking. He's been in serious preparation for the Camp as it falls just before the birth of his first child; and, being a personal trainer (also known as hairdressers with biceps) he has been working hard on the sunbed.
Sandy showed us how many wedges he has in his left shoe (don't try this at home!)
On the way back it got hotter and the backs of more than a few shaven calves started turning red.
By late afternoon we were back on the terrace for San Miguel and peanuts and even Phil emerged from his sick room blinking in the sunlight and sipped a Lemsip.