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We've had a number of MTB Guiding enquiries over Christmas. Visitors that I'll be helping in the New Year. It won't be long before the days start to lengthen noticably and the sun warms up.

 

January and February are normally pretty dry months and most of the trails around Zona Zero are good all year round anyway. I'm looking forward to getting back out there!

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Mid January . . . . the sun is shning and the trails are dry....

 

It's not what you would call "warm" here yet, but dress properly and after the first climb you'll be fine :-)

 

Did a ride today up to the village of Sieste, which is just outside Boltaña and then came back down on Zona Zero route ZZ-18. It's a nice little loop with some beautiful views of the mountains to the north and of Morcat to the south.

 

Parts of the trail that don't get any sun at this time of year were frozen, but not dangerously so.

 

Was nice to get out there and stretch my legs and my lungs - I have some guiding work this week so I need to be up to scratch!

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I'm guiding a guy visiting here from the Labanon. On our first ride we expored the Zona Zero Badlands.

 

It was a chilly start while we rode alongside the Rio Cinca but as soon as we climbed up into the hills we warmed up.

 

Turned out to be a beautiful day. The difference between riding in the sun and the shade is significant at this time of year - Sunny and warm versus frosty/icy and cold. Thankfully the shadey spots are few and far between!

 

You can see from the second photo that the Badlands are quite a vast area......

 

 

 

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Several tough rides over the last few weeks and I'm getting back into it after the winter break. Always amazes me how quickly the human body can get itself back into fairly reasonable shape . . . but then it also amazes me how quickly the human body can get itself back out of shape again if you take a week or ten days off!

 

Temps this weekend were in the low 20's. No one here can believe it because it's really not normal. This time last year there was a dusting of snow on the ground. 

 

No bike pics, but I did take a "Spring" picture in Guaso on Friday while I was working on our Project.

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This huge abandonded house  - "La Capana" - and its outbuildings, which include a Hermitage and a small Church, are beside the trail of Zona Zero Route ZZ-014 "Camporrotuno and the Treasure of Dineretes" ......

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