Monthly Archives: March 2014
Today I went to the Down Hill competition in Sant Andreu de la Barca: Descenso Sant Andreu de la Barca. This was the start of the Open de Espana 2014. This Spain Championship was cancelled for 2 years, but finally organized again! There were over 400 riders with some competing in the World Championships. Some competing riders are Steve Peat, who won the UCI DH World Championship as well as World Cup winner, Bernat Guardia, Toni Ferreiro and others.
We have been travelling through the United States of America a couple of months ago and due to the closing of all of the National Parks there, we were 'forced' to have a look at some other beautiful places besides these National Parks. So I went to Dead Horse Point State Park in Moab (the famous Arches National Park was closed....) and I was amazed! This was a place I would never have gone to, but I am very happy that I did. It is a couple of kilometers from Moab and provides a breathtaking panorama of the Canyonlands State Park.
The name Dead Horse Point comes from a legend. Back in the days the point was used as a corral for wild mustangs wandering the mesa top. Cowboys herded them across the land onto the point and then fenced the land off with branches and brush. One time, for some unknown reason, horses were left enclosed on the waterless point where they died of thirst within view of the Colorado River 600 meters below.
Ok not such a nice story, but the view is endless!