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12/8/16

Here’s the journey so far (evening 12/8/16).  It’s a rather nice 900.1km!  (There were a few bits that didn’t get caught by the garmin, for example, several kilometres when I didn’t notice it had decided the rutted track on the way to the horrible campsite nearest to Giverny was too bumpy and it jumped off and slunk in the dirt hoping I wouldn’t notice.)

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And this is how it looks if I zoom out.  Santiago de Compostela is where the three roads meet in the bottom left and Finisterra is the bit jutting out into the Atlantic just above it.

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Last updated 13/8/16: no more progress across the map for a week now as I have a week off from cycling meeting up with my wife for a simple holiday.

6/9/16

Oh boy has my ambition for this site outreached my ability to keep developing it while en route!  It’s now 6/9/16 and the extreme heat here in Spain has given me a bit more time on things so here is where I am now:

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That’s coloured by speed and you can’t see much difference at that scale but it does vary a lot, within and between days, depending on my state, the wind, the gradient, getting lost or constantly having to check I’m on the right route and the temperature.  Here’s gradient:

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You have look pretty closely at that on a screen that allows you to blow up the image, but even at that scale, gradient differences do show and I think the grim climb up over the foothills of the Pyrenees shows.  Here’s elevation:

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Before I did this, I confess I had no idea how much higher these plains in Spain are.  For my own amusement I guess, here’s heart rate:

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Not much to be seen on that scale.

7/9/16

A day later, 7/9/16, just the altitude:

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Net loss of some altitude today but a fairly tough uphill start to it and back up into the hills big time tomorrow but Compostela looks really achievable and perhaps, after all, Finisterre too.

10/9/16: made it to Compostela! 2,519.5km in 34 days

Height:

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Gradient:

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Heart rate (not much change at this resolution but trust me, it really did go up and down!)

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Speed.  Same as heart rate really: it really did range from so slowly I was hardly able to keep upright, frank pushing on the horrid climb to O Cebeiro (8/9/10).

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Done it!  Finisterre looking unlikely: much tempted but it’s about 90km each way and a lot of climbing though no big mountains.  Probably going to quit here.