Mellow Mediterranean Morning

After biking over two mountain passes in the Pyrenees on Sunday, I treated myself to a mellow morning bike ride to the beach. I pedaled downhill toward the sea, passing structures–some beautiful and functional, some just functional.

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Former bull-fighting ring turned into concert venue on Avinguda Marina.

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Bike path along Vila Olympia, the 1992 Olympic Village housing. At least the fallen flowers are pretty.

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Gateway to the beach, the curvaceous, yet dour Barcelona Meteorological Station.

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The sea and people in love!

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Part of Sant Adrià de Besòs industrial heritage, these smokestacks can be seen for miles.

In the suburb of Badalona, I saw a bike safety class, part of the regular school day!

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Riding through cones along the sea, great to be a kid in Spain.

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Or you might get to kayak during your school day.

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On the way home, I noticed new bike-specific traffic signals.

Here’s a 60-second video of a cruise along the beach path in Barcelona and Badalona:

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/98738180″>Mediterranean Morning Ride</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user3951079″>Mary Reynolds</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Two-hour spin, perfect recovery for legs and soul.

© 2014 by Lisa Howells and Mary Reynolds. All rights reserved.

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