Biking Camino de Santiago Journeying Spain

Road Rage

Exhausted by the heat cycling the Camino
Written by Stuart Wickes

Road Rage

Stuart Profile SmallMy watch says 108 F and we have just climbed 150m on an exposed stretch of road jumping from tiny patch of shade to tiny patch of shade for brief moments of relief from the heat.

Meanwhile the modern pilgrim in his air conditioned car motors on the autovia way below us on a road carved through the landscape for his convenience. Such are the parallel worlds of pilgrim and ‘normality’ at least for today.

It’s enough to give one road rage. If only one had the energy to rage. Or the passing cars to rage at. So instead we try to relax and find peace in our hearts.

Relaxing in the shade while cycling

Relaxing in the shade while cycling

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Stuart Wickes

Stuart's the adventure addict half of the team, always trying to persuade the family to get out, do more, go further. As co-founder and co-director he handles the business, creative, design, technical and publishing aspects of the project. He is our chief photographer and videographer. With training as a professional learning and development consultant. an engineer and musician, his contribution is eclectic and unpredictable!

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