Summer in Spain
Monday, May 15, 2006
Since I was here last one significant factor has changed: the weather. I went out on a ride when I got here yesterday, and it was so nice. It was like 3:00 and I went out with a vest, shorts, and a jersey- and ended up doing the whole thing with the vest unzipped & ran out of water in the first hour. Must’ve been ~85 degrees, which is a fresh alternative to the racing in a thermal jacket that was happening when I was here in February. Other than that, I haven’t noticed much of a difference, although I’ve vowed to cope with the new lifestyle this time. I began yesterday after my ride by riding around the town, trying to actually get bearings on where the town is. I found this to be key, ‘cause otherwise you’re never quite there. I discovered more about the place yesterday afternoon than I did the entire two weeks I was here previously. Now all I’ve got to do is learn Spanish, or Spainglish, which they speak here. I checked at the Universitat de Girona (which is right behind us), and its 128 Euros for a class (like ESL, except SSL). I couldn’t take a class though ‘cause I wouldn’t be here enough.