The second day is here and the weather forecast has changed again.
Initially it was rain early morning and then clearing up but it changed
to a nice morning with rain in the late afternoon. Both of these
scenarios would have been fine, but it changed again to a fine morning
with rain by lunchtime. The ride plan for the day had been for Groups
1-4 to climb the Col de Femenia (515m) and ride along the mountain ridge
to Coll de sa Batalla (the petrol station) but with the rain
predicted to arrive earlier and earlier the decision was made to ride
the plains of central Mallorca with an early return to base to avoid the
worst of the weather. Steve and Denise will be thrilled to learn that
the forecast for the rest of the week is glorious.
Group 3 Essex left
Puerto Pollenca via way of the back lanes again and onto the 'reeds
road', turning off before Sa Pobla and stopping for coffee at Muro. The
climb into Muro offered a good little tester and Martin Harris took
advantage of his position near the front of the
Group 4 did a slightly shorter loop via Campanet and almost beat the weather, but they too got wet on the return home.
The rain did not last that long and an enjoyable afternoon was taken
in one of the (many) beach bars.
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