Buenas a todos. Por fin hemos cogido la autopista de los Pirineos. Un vuelo largo des de Peña Montañesa a Das i subida por carretera a la Masella.
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Less than a week to go and we are getting ready with the last trainings and arrangements.
On the 3rd we went to Prat de Llobregat’ radio. We broadcasted the event and they listened very attentively, I was gobsmacked!!
We leave you the link to the interview (in catalan)
We also send you a small video with the last equipment tests in Ager.
Greetings to everyone. We will see you in Hondarrabia.
Last june (14th and 15th) a mountain race was held in Berguedà (the heart of Catalunya) which in just a couple of editions has turned into an unmissable meeting point for the sport’s fans.
As expected, the whole catalan group of X-Pyr participants was there: pilots Jordi Aymerich, Joan Costa,Carles Torres, EnricLlatser, y PepToi.
The start was on saturday 14th at 7:30 in the morning from the iconic “Pi de les tres branques” (symbol of catalan conquests) to make a 42Km circuit around the area. As special characteristics the route could be done in couples and assistance was optional. The only requirements to validate the track was a selfie in the main square of St. Llorenç (on route) and beer when you reached the finish line (which was a bar in the village of Avià, the first group to ask for a beer was the winner).
The weather rewarded us with all sorts of conditions: sun, wind, thermals, clouds, storm, rain, hailstones… so most of the itinerary had to be done on foot. Everyone of the X-Pyr participants could finish it.
It was a great chance to share training with the catalan racemates in a preliminary to the X-Pyr at a small scale, around a popular flying site which is well known by all catalan pilots. The experience was great and our runners showed their high standars of motivation and hope to do well in our next meeting on the 13th of july in the Pyrenees.
Last weekend we trained in the Pyrenees.
3 days of walking in the mountains.
The strong southerly wind didn’t let us fly at all, but we could see there was a lot of snow on the upper levels yet.
On monday we climbed up La Maladeta (3308m). From there we could see the “Collado de Coronas” turnpoint perfectly.
A 70km/h wind from the south on the summit made it impossible to fly.
Here you have some footage.
Twice or three times a week, before I open the workshop, I go out to do some kilometres over tarmac and to walk on flat terrain.
I live near the airport of Prat de Llobregat, and planes plane over me all the time with their peculiar noise, so I long to be in the mountains.
Here you have some footage of my training.