It was fun to explore a new area today. Today’s ride was the first in a new area of Kuwait.
Today’s ride took us south near the Burgan oil field. It was a challenging day of riding due to the soft sand everywhere. We saw a large herd of camels today led by friendly Bedouin herders. On a stranger note we saw dozens of dead goats, two dead horses, and a dead camel. All with their rear legs tied. The ride of death is what this ride is now called. At least the weather is still cool.
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Back in Kuwait. Riding along some oil pipes in northeastern Kuwait near Bubiyan Island.
Riders: 10 – Al, Barry, Clwyd, Earl, Helen, Jeffrey, Jim, Lisa, Ty, Warren
Terrain: mountainous goat-herding trails and roads
Sights and Views: vineyards, mountains, valleys, Mediterranean Sea to the west and the north
Summary: The hilliest of the four rides in terms of total climbed, today’s ride got our hearts pumping. Or maybe that was the Cypriot coffee we had in the village of Kathikos 45 minutes into our ride. Either way it was another breathtakingly beautiful ride full of hills. We rode mostly on trails that are used for herding goats through the gorges and valleys. Lunch was had on huge boulders at the top of a mountain overlooking Lara Bay. In a fitting end to a wonderful week of mountain biking, Al and Helen opened their gorgeous home to us for a drink to celebrate how cool it is to ride a bike in a new and beautiful place like Cyprus.