Journal Comments - Some More Portugal: Not Just Kicking the Tires (Tour 18) - 2019 šŸ‡µšŸ‡¹ - CycleBlaze

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From Some More Portugal: Not Just Kicking the Tires (Tour 18) - 2019 šŸ‡µšŸ‡¹ by Brent Irvine

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Sharon Pledger commented on April 10, 2019 - Lisboa Sightseeing on Foot

Thanks Brent. I enjoyed your journal and photos of your awesome cycle trip through the south of Portugal. It is a beautiful country and great place to explore by bicycle. Nothing like the smell of cycling through a Eucalyptus forest in the morning! Hubby and I have cycled Portugal three times and your pictures are leaving us wanting to return. Safe travels home. Hopefully the snow will be almost gone!

3 years ago
Scott Anderson commented on a photo in April 5, 2019 - Melides to Troia

A lovely photo, Brent. I really like the light in this.

3 years ago
Steve Miller/Grampies replied to a comment by Brent Irvine on April 1, 2019 - Odeceixe to Zambujeira do Mar

Don't look on it as getting spoiled, look on it as a true European cycling experience. This is why we keep returning to Europe (and avoiding North America), the cycling is just sooo darn good.

3 years ago
Brent Irvine replied to a comment by Scott Anderson on April 1, 2019 - Odeceixe to Zambujeira do Mar

I expected this route to be quite nice... but I have been continually bowled over by the sheer beauty over and over again. You won't be sorry.

3 years ago
Brent Irvine replied to a comment by Sharon Pledger on April 1, 2019 - Odeceixe to Zambujeira do Mar

The drivers, for the most part, have been very respectful of me on the road. It makes for pleasant riding for sure.

3 years ago
Brent Irvine replied to a comment by Steve Miller/Grampies on April 1, 2019 - Odeceixe to Zambujeira do Mar

In a way this is somewhat new-ish to me. I am only now discovering path riding as opposed to the main N roads which can be busy. I'm getting spoiled!

3 years ago
Brent Irvine replied to a comment by Sharon Pledger on April 3, 2019 - Vila Nova de Milfontes to Sines

Holy smokes, it was somethinng else wasn't it?! Other than a fat-tired bike I don't know who on earth would be able to ride through that. It's too bad I had to get onto the main road - I like to meander on pathways, though I prefer rideable ones :)

3 years ago
Sharon Pledger commented on April 3, 2019 - Vila Nova de Milfontes to Sines

I laughed out loud when I read your experience on that EV 1 out of Vila Nova de Milfontes. Hubby and I also hit that deep sand pit section on the "road", but were not as lucky as you for staying upright on our bikes. We got swallowed by that quick sand! Luckily on Bike Fridays sunk 3" into sand we didnt have far to fall. Safe travels and thanks for the good chuckle.

3 years ago
Scott Anderson commented on April 1, 2019 - Odeceixe to Zambujeira do Mar

What a great day! And thanks for the ideas. Iā€™m taking notes for our tour through here this autumn. Iā€™d never heard of Zambujeira before.

3 years ago
Sharon Pledger commented on April 1, 2019 - Odeceixe to Zambujeira do Mar

Hi Brent. I am enjoying your trip through Portugal and reliving some of our favourite places we cycled through thanks to your blog. Zambujeira do Mar is one of our favourite spots. As you said, cycling those quiet back roads away from traffic is the best. There are more quiet roads ahead for you tomorrow over to Cavaleiro ( lighthouse there) and on to Almograve ( a few cafes and a bakery). Shortly after a few more villages you will find yourself back on the N393, but it is not too bad, drivers were respectful when we did it last spring. Safe travels! Thanks for bringing my husband and I along. Check your door tomorrow morning for your fresh baked warm buns that will be hanging on the hook outside your door at Rosa's : )

3 years ago
Steve Miller/Grampies commented on April 1, 2019 - Odeceixe to Zambujeira do Mar

We agree, the best riding for us is often on the really small quiet roads or designated bike paths. You can just roll along gawking at the scenery with no car anxiety.

3 years ago
Steve Miller/Grampies commented on March 31, 2019 - Monchique to Odeceixe

Sounds like you are having fun and babying the leg is paying off. Good for you!

3 years ago
Brent Irvine commented on March 28, 2019 - Faro to Albufeira

Yes, I am favouring my left leg and walking if I have to so I protect the muscles.

3 years ago
Brent Irvine replied to a comment by Steve Miller/Grampies on March 27, 2019 - Old Town Faro and Some Last Moment Bike Adjustments

Thank you. Being back on the bike after this hiatus is a really big deal.

3 years ago
Steve Miller/Grampies commented on March 28, 2019 - Faro to Albufeira

Glad you had a good first real cycling day. Baby that calf along, let your discomfort level guude you. Hope tomorrow is also a great day for you.

3 years ago