Day 12 – Triacastela to Palais de Rey

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Today we started the day under the threath of rain. We left Triacastela and descended into the Camino just to find a new landscape.
Today’s ride was one of the prettyest of the Camino. Most of our trail took us trhu rural landscapes and forrest. The way was punctuaded by small villages with little churches and old houses. For quite a while we rode along a river. Very nice.
On one turn I almost hit a cow head on. That was kind of bizzare…
The weather steadilly improved but the temperature stayed on the cold side. There seemed to be more uphills than downhills. Some of the climbs where in very tuff terrain. But we managed not to push our bikes uphill. Instead we rode the bikes uphill as proper cyclists. I can feel the all the workout paying off.
There where lots of people on the Camino. For whatever reason many people chooses to start closer to Santiago. Obviously we didn’t.
At about 20 km. from our destination I noticed a couple of problems with my bike. When the shop repaired my spokes they did not properly tight the rear axle nut. So I had to stop and do a quick roadside repair. Then I  noticed that my rear tire had a lump. So tomorrow  I will stop by a gas station and remove the tire and figure the cause of the lump. I really hate my Trek bike. I should have trusted my old Paramount bike for this ride. Oh well!
Today we did 72 km. and we passed the 100 km. to go marker. So as of tonight we are at 64 km. of Santiago. We expect to be there by tomorrow afternoon.
Well, that’s it for today. Wish us a Buen Camino one last time.

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