I'm going back in a few weeks...it was THAT amazing. All of the Pro teams were there in preparation for the Tour of Mallorca which started yesterday--it was incredible. The climbing is TOUGH....but well worth it. I have a great photo of me headed up a climb and it looks like I am pulling the Rabobank team -- in reality, they zipped right past me!
I have pics if anyone is interested in seeing them!
Ok..the gearing--well, I have switched off the compact (50/34)...I was in my big ring a lot of the time. I did most of the steep climbing in 34/23 so I hardly used my 25 anyway. Since I have been riding with a 53/39 from almost the beginning...I am ok with going back to that.
As for vegan friendly places on the island...I mostly ate at my hotel (Ponent Mar in Palmanova) since meals were included. The food was SUPERB--tons of fresh fruits, veges and grains. BTW--the camp I attended was the Stephen Roche cycling camp and I would highly recommend it to everyone! It was an amazing experience. I am going back in April to train again.
yeah, it is in palmanova, thanks for the info, always good to know.
I guess mallorca will be swamped with people that week that I'm there, it's the week of the easter holiday and I guess many are free from work (as I am). a little bit more quiet when you're going I guess.
--- non-racers. the emptiness of those lives shocks me ---
I hope you feel better soon! I could not ride a lot before I went but I was running 10 miles a day and doing yoga every day.
I will add some serious weight training on to that regimen to prepare for April as I would like to ride in a faster group this time around.