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Sue Burke
Dawn Quixote, biker girl 
18th-Apr-2008 08:47 pm
Let me see..

 My real-life friend here in Madrid, Patricia Dawn Severenuk, is Andalucía today. On Easter Sunday she took off from Irún, on the north Atlantic coast, for a 36-day, 200 km bike ride zig-zagging to the southernmost point of the Iberian Peninsula. She got a grant from Saloman Sports to create and mark the Spain's first dedicated cycle tourism route.

She has a blog about her adventure: http://trans-iberian.blogspot.com/

You can read it and pretend you went, too.

Comments 
19th-Apr-2008 12:07 pm (UTC)
You sure your km isn't off there? That's 5.5 km/day. Even my lazy ass could do that ;)

...and she's doing it on a GRANT! Brilliant!
Paid to ride a bike.
Kid at heart. Totally.
19th-Apr-2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
I didn't do the math, but now that you mention it, probably 2000 kilometers. But not too many of them per day. This is Spain. You have to stop for lunch, to admire the local scenery, visit the church, tour the castle, wait while some sheep cross the road, keep an eye out for bulls, stop for some wine, take a detour for road construction, pause to try to see if you can make the map and reality agree. . .

And as for the grant, she *is* smart.

She's biked the Camino de Santiago, too. A guidebook for bicycle pilgrims is in the making.
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