Monday, January 12, 2015

Green Ring "Anillo Verde" Around Madrid

On January 10th Sharon dropped me off at Daniels house with our two mountain bikes. The plan was to ride around Madrid with Daniel and his friend Julio. I had asked Daniel if Julio could meet us at his apartment with his ride. Somehow they thought I was going to bring a bike for the both of them. So our trip started with a ride on the metro to pick up Julio's bike. A hour and a half later we were finally on way. This extra time allowed for some safety tips for our ride. My last trip around the ring back in October ended up at the medical clinic. My friend Renato was going down hill and hit the brakes right in a patch of sand. He lost control and took a tumble. Thankfully he had a helmet on when he hit his head on the ground. He was able to ride back to our apartment. For safety measures we took him to get checked at the clinic for a concussion. He was fine, just sore for awhile from the scrapes. So Daniel and Julio... Saftey frist!!!
 Julio and Daniel taking a breather!
 One of the nice outings here in Madrid is to ride this bike route that circles the city of Madrid.
 The "Anillo Verde" is a 64 kilometer ride that will take you through a number of parks, and communities that circle the city of Madrid. Construction began back in 2003.

 This time of the year you will see snow on the mountain North of Madrid.
Thankfully I finished my third time around the ring with no problems. Just two youth that were dead tired and ready to get off their bikes.