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Electronic shifting or Di2 on your carbon racebike hired in Alfas del Pi

Electronic shifting or Di2

We take the risk that this will be a bit of a technical story or that the real cyclists say; “We knew that for a long time”, just a bit of background from the Di2. After all, you do not have to read our blogs to rent a bike here.

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Cycling holiday or family holiday in Spain?

Holiday in Spain.

It is at the end of May when friends of ours come from the Netherlands arrive at our plot to stay with their camper. This time he doesn´t have to rent a bicycle yet because they brought their own city bikes as well and of course his road bike. With the family consisting of husband, wife and small child, they drove through France in 2.5 days with their camper. When they arrive at us on Sunday afternoon, the joy about the reunion is clearly present on both sides after so many years. The man – lets call him R for convenience – is an enthusiastic amateur cyclist. He came to Spain to enjoy a nice cycling holiday. Or will it be a family holiday after all?

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Microclimate and cycling on the Costa Blanca

Cycling in a healthy climate

They are cliche´s: the Costa Blanca is the Florida of Europe. It has the most beautiful weather in Europe and the healthiest climate in the Mediterranean. Therefore it is all year round perfect to hire a racebike. But cliche´s do not just happen!

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The round of Spain started in Benidorm

The round of Spain –> The Vuelta

Although the Vuelta, has very different routes, the area in and around the Costa Blanca is particularly popular with the riders. A few years ago the peloton starts in Benidorm and then almost immediately goes to the Col de Rates, a climb of the 2nd category. The riders know this slope from their winter training courses, many teams stay in this region. The total climb counts 13 kilometers, with the first 6 kilometers being the steepest with an average increase of 6%.

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BLOGGING …… What is that? In any case, NO cycling!

Blogging, so different from cycling!

This first real blog starts. TENSING with capital letters as they say so nicely. For us but also
for you! For us it is especially exciting because of course we get from almost everyone who is
a little bit “modern” and wants to participate in all Social Media, well-intentioned advice,
how we do and how we should NOT blog.

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